Ruth Binnie Fellowship
2019-2020 Value: $6,000
Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education. She may be studying abroad.
The evolving studies in Human Ecology include: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.
2018-2019 Winner: BRIANNA HUNT
B.A. Psychology (Hons), 2014, University of Winnipeg
M.A. Community Psychology, 2017-2019, Wilfrid Laurier University
Brianna conducts community-based research that is centered on access and equity in health and wellbeing. Her research explores experiences of discrimination and avenues of collective resilience. She is interested in how intersections of multiple forms of oppression such as gender, racial, and religious discrimination impact the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Conducted in partnership with non-profit organizations, her work directly responds to community needs while contributing to a growing body of literature.