Call for Nominations: Mary McEwan Award for Dissertations (Deadline November 30, 2020)


Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in the 2019-2020 academic year at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners.

If you have dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2019-20 (dissertations defended between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020 are eligible), please consider putting them forward for this award. The submission deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020.


  1. Must be a graduate student who has successfully defended a dissertation during the 2019-20 academic year.
  2. The nominee's dissertation must concern feminist theory and/or gender issues.
  3. The examining committee for the dissertation must unanimously recommend it for an award.


Each nomination must include:

  1. A copy of the dissertation and no more than a one-page statement from the nominee about the contribution the dissertation makes to feminist scholarship.
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's Supervisor commenting on the nominee's dissertation or thesis.
  3. A statement from the Graduate Program Director noting that the nominee's dissertation was recommended as one that should be considered for a prize.
  4. A copy of the external examiner’s report.


Nominations must be received by Tiffany Pollock, Coordinator, Centre for Feminist Research, no later than Monday, November 30, 2020.

Submissions and questions can be made via email to