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Canadian Women and Geography Study Group Student Paper Award

  • 2015 Christine Alic, Brock University
  • 2013 Reiko Obokata, University of Ottawa
  • 2012 Laurence Simard-Gagnon, Université Laval, Québec

CWAG Student Paper Competition 2016

The Canadian Women and Geography Study Group (CWAG) of the Canadian Association of Geographers invites submissions for its annual student paper competition. Paper entries must be based on research related to an aspect of feminist geography, broadly defined.

The competition is open to any undergraduate, master's or Ph.D. student who has presented the paper at a regional meeting (ie. CAGONT, WDCCAG, etc.) during the 2015-16 academic year or has plans to present the paper at the 2016 CAG meeting in Halifax.

Entries should be submitted electronically, in either French or English, and must not exceed 5,000 words, including references and footnotes.

The deadline for submissions is SUNDAY May 1st, 2016.

Please send papers (and any questions) to the attention of the CWAG Chair at:

Le groupe canadien d’étude sur la géographie et les femmes (CWAG) de l’Association canadienne des géographes invite les candidatures pour son prix annuel du meilleur article étudiant. Les articles considérés pour ce prix traiteront d’une recherche en lien avec la géographie féministe largement définie.

La compétition est ouverte aux étudiantes et étudiants au premier cycle ou aux cycles supérieurs ayant présenté cette recherche à une conférence régionale (par exemple le CAGONT, WDCCAG, etc.) au cours de l’année 2015- 2016 ou comptant présenter cette recherche lors du congrès 2016 de l’ACG à Halifax.

Les articles doivent être soumis électroniquement, doivent être écrits en français ou en anglais, et ne doivent pas dépasser 5000 mots incluant les références et les notes de bas de page.

La date de tombée pour soumettre un article est DIMANCHE le 1er mai 2016.

SVP envoyez vos articles (ou toute question par rapport à cette compétition) à l’attention de la présidente du CWAG à :


Suzanne Mackenzie was a much beloved member of the geographical community, in Canada and internationally, who died at home in Nelson, B.C. on October 24, 1998.

She will long be remembered for her courage, her commitment to feminism, her deep sense of caring for friends, family and students, her sense of justice and right and her irrepressible humour, bound up in a generous spirit.

Every second year, the fund established by The Canadian Women and Geography Study Group (CWAG) in the memory of Suzanne Mackenzie, supports the presentation of a lecture by a woman whose involvement in geography bears a significant correspondence with Suzanne's interests and passions. The lecture takes place at the Annual Meeting of the CAG.A sub-committee of CWAG is responsible for the selection.

It is possible to make donations to the memorial fund in Suzanne's memory and we encourage you to do so to ensure that the memorial lecture can be held on a regular biennial basis. Those individuals who would like to make a tax-deductible contribution should forward a cheque (made out to The Canadian Association of Geographers) to:

Dr. Audrey Kobayashi,
Department of Geography, Queen’s University,
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.

CWAG is proud to present our annual lecture series: the Suzanne Mackenzie Lecture Series. Please click on the link for information about the lecture series.