Recent Carleton PhD graduate May Chazan has received the Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada. The award is given to a woman of outstanding academic qualifications who is entering a career in scholarship or research at the post-doctoral level.
May Chazan received her PhD in Geography from Carleton University in 2011 and has recently embarked on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-supported postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Through a critical feminist lens, her research investigates the ways in which older women are mobilizing and forming transnational connections in their struggles for social change.
The medals and awards will be presented at the Society’s Induction & Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
In Canada, recognition in the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour that scholars, artists and scientists can achieve and is only conferred upon those who have distinguished themselves among their peers. As Canada’s national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations and to promote Canadian culture.
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