Nicole Ritchie awarded the Provost Dissertation Scholarship Prize!

photo of Nicole Ritchie and her catOn May 13, 2019, the Faculty of Graduate Studies announced that Nicole Ritchie was awarded the Provost Dissertation Scholarship prize.

This award is awarded based on the student’s dissertation proposal, past academic excellent, letters of support from the supervisor and nominated by the Graduate Program Director.  Nicole’s Dissertation proposal, “Preoccupied with Objects:  Cur(e)-ation, Civility, and an Ethics of Care” will examine the preoccupation with objects in the curative tendencies.

Congratulations to Nicole Ritchie, and we look forward to hearing you are moving towards the defense around this time nest year!


Congratulations: Jan-Therese Mendes on being awarded the Ambassador Smith Award

The Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought offers congratulations to PhD student Jan-Therese Mendes on being awarded the Ambassador Smith Award.  

The Ambassador Gary Smith award is given to excellent Masters or Doctoral students whose area of specialization includes an international focus, preferably relative to Canadian Foreign Policy.

Jan-Therese Mendes is a Ph.D. student in the Social and Political Thought Program at York University. Mendes’ doctoral research places racial and religious identities in dialogue through gender by exploring the ways Black Muslim women in Canada experience as well as respond to multiple forms of discrimination, through social and political solidarities.