Awards

For questions regarding awards please contact Maly Bun at mbun@uwo.ca

Scotiabank Undergraduate Award for Studies in Violence Against Women and Children

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Established by Scotiabank, awarded annually to an undergraduate student in any year of any program who demonstrates strong academic achievement and financial need.  The student must have an interest in research and education regarding violence against women and children and be involved with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC). Preference will be given to a student in the Faculty of Education who is involved with a community agency, and whose work addresses issues relating to violence against women and children.

Value: $3,250
Awards available: 2

To apply:

  1. Create a student financial profile on The STUDENT CENTRE SITE
  2. Complete CREVAWC Application

**You must complete both of these steps to qualify**

Scotiabank Graduate Award for Studies in Violence Against Women and Children

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Established by Scotiabank, awarded annually to a graduate student in any year of any program who demonstrates strong academic achievement and financial need. Candidates must have an interest in research and education regarding violence against women and children and involvement with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC). Preference will be given to a student in the Faculty of Education who is involved with a community agency, and whose work addresses issues relating to violence against women and children.

Value: $3,250
Awards available: 2

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Elisabeth Steel Reurink Memorial Award

Elisabeth Steel Reurink

The Elisabeth Steel Reurink Award is awarded annually to a student connected with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children who is interested in violence against women issues and plays an active role in his/her community. Elisabeth died in a skiing accident in March 2009. Elisabeth, daughter of Linda Steel and Brian Reurink, wrote that “Society and the world are always in need of change or fixing because as soon as we fix one problem another one arises. With every problem people have the ability and the capacity to be compassionate and reach out to help their neighbour, even if their neighbour is half-way around the world.”

Value: $1000
Awards available: 1

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The David Wolfe Scholarship on Research on Violence Prevention

David Wolfe

Awarded annually in June to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education based on academic achievement and research on violence prevention and student well-being in schools. The award will be determined annually by an adjudication committee that will consist of: Claire Crooks, Ray Hughes, Peter Jaffe and David Wolfe that will select recipients based on merit according to the award terms.

Dr. David Wolfe is a Senior Research Scholar and Professor with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the Faculty of Education at Western University. He held the inaugural RBC Chair in Children’s Mental Health from 2002 to 2012 and served as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal from 2007 to 2012. Dr. Wolfe is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past President of Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services), and received a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is a recipient of the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Blanche L. Ittleson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Delivery of Children’s Services and the Promotion of Children’s Mental Health from the American Orthopsychiatry Association. He has provided extensive assessment and consultation to child protective services, schools, and the courts with respect to issues of child abuse and violence.

Value at: $1,500.00
Awards available: 1

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The Ray Hughes Scholarship on Innovative Practices in Violence Prevention

Ray Hughes

Awarded annually in June to a pre-service teacher in the Faculty of Education who has demonstrated innovative practices in violence prevention curriculum or programming in schools. The award will be determined annually by an adjudication committee that will consist of: Claire Crooks, Ray Hughes, Peter Jaffe and Dave Wolfe and will select recipients based on merit according to the award terms.

Ray Hughes is a Founding Partner for The Fourth R program with the Centre for School Mental Health at the Faculty of Education at Western University. He had a distinguished career in education with over 35 years of experience as a teacher, Department Head, university lecturer, and consultant. Ray was involved in coordinating the implementation of violence prevention programs for 190 schools and 80,000 students in his position as the Learning Coordinator for Violence Prevention with the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario. He was also a member of the Ontario Safe Schools Action Team, whose mandate was to draw on best practices from across Ontario and to advise the Minister of Education on all aspects of school safety. Ray continues to provide regular professional development to superintendents, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students on violence prevention and safe schools initiatives. He has developed and implemented school-based programs related to substance abuse, domestic violence, gender equity, dating violence, human sexuality, interpersonal violence, conflict resolution, and bullying prevention. Ray has also developed a safe schools course for teacher candidates in Faculties of Education.

Value at: $1,500.00
Awards available: 1

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Everyday Heroes Award

To recognize women or men who through their ideas, effort and dedication are making a difference in the lives of other people. They are people who don't go looking for attention, but who deserve it.