CFUW 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards
2019-2020 Total Value: $24,000

Two awards of $7,000 for doctoral level study and two awards of $5,000 for masters study

Commemorates the fourteen women students murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. For graduate studies in any field. The applicant must justify the relevance of her work to women.

2018-2019 Winners


B.Sc. Biotechnology, 2013, La Cité collégiale d’Ottawa
M.Sc. Biochemistry, 2015, Université de Moncton
Ph.D. Life Science, 2019, Université de Moncton

Many genes are implicated in the development and progression of breast cancer. One of these genes, mammaglobin 1 (MGB1), is specifically found in cancerous breast cells. MGB1 is routinely used for the detection of breast cancer metastasis. However, the role of MGB1 in breast cancer progression is unknown. Ms. Guerrette’s project focused on the discovery of MGB1 isoforms and their role in metastasis and disease progression to help develop new diagnostic tools for breast cancer.


B.Sc.N. (Hons.) 2017, University of Alberta
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), 2017-2020, University of British Columbia

The majority of the global health workforce is comprised of women and nurses, in spite of this, a wide chasm exists for women, and nurses in occupying roles in global health leadership. Paisly’s project is focused on identifying and understanding the facilitators and barriers that students and new professionals face when engaging in global health leadership, and the influences of race, gender, geographic representation, and education. The aim is to develop recommendations for educational institutions and international organizations to better support diverse student and young professionals in global health leadership.

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