Skip to main content

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Nelson Mandela Academic Excellence Award for Social Justice and Development

  • 2020/21: Annie Oldenhof, Global Studies “From Powerless to Powerful: Analyzing Liberian Women’s Involvement in Achieving Peace.”
  • 2019: Rebecca Cameron St-Pierre, “Donations and Disease: How UNHCR’s funding model impacts health conditions in long-term refugee camps in Africa”
  • 2018: Emma Chappelle, "Rohingya genocide: Religious ethno-nationalism and post-colonialism in Myanmar"
  • 2017: Heather Smith, "The two Sudans: Rethinking racialized narratives as a path to social justice"
  • 2016: Selena Jones, "Global health emergencies and long term solutions for women: The Zika virus in Brazil"
  • 2015/16: Hillary Kendrick
  • 2015: Abdiasis Issa, "The Stabilization of Somalia: A Case for Optimism and Hope"
  • 2014/15: Kelly Pflug-Back

The Harriet Tubman Academic Excellence Award for Human Rights and Leadership

  • 2021: Marissa Birkett, English “Well…that's just the way of the World!”: How Cultural Hegemony recreates itself and an acceptance of the marginalized position in Nervous Conditions and Once Were Warriors
  • 2020: Victoria Hudson, Cutting in Kenya: The Persistence of Female Genital Mutilation"
  • 2018: Camille Dehghan, “Education’s Key Role in African Society’s Acceptance of its Progressive Constitutional LGBTQI Rights”
  • 2018: Dakota Duram, "Victims of U.N. Peacebuilding and the Struggle for Accountability: A Critical Analysis of the Effects of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers on Security Sector Reform" 

Contact Us:

Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Director

E: swilsonforsberg@wlu.ca

Oliver Masakure, Associate Director

E: omasakure@wlu.ca