UVic women's studies students win top essay prizes from Canadian Women's Studies Association

Sinead Charbonneau Tara Paterson

Congratulations to WS Majors Sinead Charbonneau (left) and Tara Paterson (right), winners of the 2011 Canadian Women's Studies Association's Undergraduate Essay Prizes! Sinead's paper, “Space, Power, and Difference: The Murder of Ariana May Simpson” won first prize among essays submitted from across Canada. Tara's “Choice by any other name: The Abortion Art Controversy and the Limits of Liberalism” was second. 

The CWSA Undergraduate Essay Prize was established in 2005 and past winners include two other UVic women's studies students: Molly McCullough for "A Long Way Home: A Glimpse at Transnational Adoption" in 2008, and Lauren Warbeck for "Problematizing Whale Rider: Maori Story, Pakeha Storytellers" in 2007.