Murida Graduate Scholarship in Women's Studies (712240302632)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWMENT FUND

TITLE OF ENDOWMENT FUND

Murida Graduate Scholarship in Women’s Studies

INTRODUCTION

The Murida scholarship honours the lives and accomplishments of Muriel Paquin and Ida Deurloo, two exceptional women who chose very different career paths. Muriel Paquin worked in television with Radio-Canada while Ida Deurloo worked in finance, but they both sought to further the careers of women in management and the arts from a feminist perspective. Both women displayed engagement and solidarity with others in their workplaces, and the search for equity was central to their careers. With this in mind, they felt that post-secondary education was the key to professional success. Their decision to create this scholarship is fully in keeping with their drive to provide women with the tools they need to achieve their career goals.

Muriel Paquin was a traveller who filed many reports with Radio Canada over the course of her career. Ida Deurloo was the assistant registrar at the University of Ottawa from 1983 to 1989, during which she worked closely with the Committee for Educational and Employment Equity. During that same period, she also sat on the Board of the Social Planning Council of Ottawa. Originally from the Netherlands, Ida began her career in 1971 with Eaton’s while studying French. After a brief stint at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, she embarked on a career as a financial planner in 1993. All those who knew Ida will remember her as an outspoken woman of integrity, while those who knew Muriel will remember her through her travel journals.

PURPOSE OF FUND

Award a scholarship to graduate students who are conducting research at the Institute of Women’s Studies.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered as a student in a graduate program at the Institute of Women’s Studies;

2. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person of protected/refugee status or an international student;

3. be conducting research on a topic related to Women’s Studies; and

4. be in good academic standing.

Value of the award: $5,000

Number of awards: Minimum one

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Graduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is necessary; all students at the graduate level and who are conducting research at the Institute of Women’s Studies will be deemed eligible.