Undergraduate Award Winners

Sheila Finestone Award Winners:

2016-2017:

Juliette Mueller - BA
Major Concentration Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies
Minor Concentration Russian Culture

2015-2016:

Lucie Lastinger - BA

"Thank you to the IGSF for honoring me with the Sheila Finestone award! I want to thank all the folks at the IGSF and the Union for Gender Empowerment who have supported me and made my time at McGill so rewarding." 

Lucie Lastinger is a U3 Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies student, completing an honors thesis regarding Mormon polygamy in Canada and the U.S. Their research focuses on the intersections of religiosity and sexuality, exploring the ways non-normative sexualities are negotiated within spiritual frameworks. Beyond this, Lucie is particularly interested in trans issues and social justice education. In their free time, they have also developed a passion for sewing, embroidery, and quilting. 

2014-2015:

Sara Gold - BA
Honours International Development
Minor Concentration Women's Studies

Julia Hensley - BA
Major Concentration Women's Studies
Minor Concentration Anthropology/World Religions

2013-2014:

Shaina Agbayani - BA
Major Concentration Equity & Inequal St Ad Hoc
Minor Concentration Political Science

2012-2013:

Molly Swain - BA
Honours Women's Studies
Minor Concentration World Religions

2011-2012:

Ayla Lefkowitz - BA
Joint Honours Component Philosophy
Joint Honours Component Women's Studies

2010-2011:

Lynsey Grosfield - BA
Honours Anthropology
Minor Concentration Sexual Diversity Studies
Minor Concentration Social Studies of Medicine

2009-2010:

Elizabeth Plank - BA
Major Concentration International Development Studies
Major Concentration Women's Studies

2008-2009:

Eszter Zipos - BA
Honours Component Political Science
Minor Concentration Women's Studies
Minor Concentration Anthropology

2007-2008:

Joan Katrina Christianson - BA
Honours Component International Development Studies
Minor Concentration Women's Studies


Peta Tancred Award Winners:

2016-2017

Lucie Lastinger - BA Honours
Joint-Honours Component Women's Studies
Joint-Honours Component Anthropology

2015-2016:

Cadence O'Neal - BA

"I am very thankful to have received the Peta Tancred award this year! During my time at McGill I learned so much from the feminists around me, both in and out of the classroom. I'm flattered to receive an award from the IGSF, and grateful to everyone I've learned from over the past 4 years. "

Cadence O'Neal recently graduated with an Honours degree in Women's Studies. Her honours thesis, "Feminist Forces, Colonial Collusions: A Discourse Analysis of Settler Feminism and the Canadian Forces" focuses on ongoing settler feminist complicity in militarism and settler colonialism through the examination of contemporary military recruitment advertisements. Outside of the classroom, Cadence is actively involved in campaigns against university-military collaboration, and much of her academic work is informed by her desire to “demilitarize McGill,” and the lessons she has learned through that campaign. Her other academic interests include queer theoretical interventions into consent discourse, and the history of opposition to weapons research at McGill University.

2014-2015:

Angela Yu - BA
Major Concentration Biology
Major Concentration Women's Studies

2013-2014:

Emmanual Glidden - BA
Major Concentration Women's Studies
Minor Concentration Sociology

2012-2013:

Charlie O'Dwyer - BA
Honours Women's Studies
Minor Concentration Communication Studies

2011-2012:

Michelle Olding - BA
Major Concentration Anthropology
Major Concentration Women's Studies

2010-2011:

Jessica Blair - BA
Major Concentration Women's Studies
Minor Concentration Sociology

2009-2010:

Laura Torontow - BA
Major Concentration Women's Studies
Minor Concentration Anthropology

2008-2009:

Natalie Marshik - BA
Major Concentration Women's Studies
Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies
Minor Concentration Geography (Urban Systems)