The Center for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW) announced the creation of the Graduate Student Bursary Award in July 2018. In keeping with CREWW’s Mission to facilitate and disseminate research on women and work, to both academics and the broader community, this award was created to move CREWW toward becoming the regional hub for research on women and work.

Up to three bursaries, maximum of $5,000 each, are to be awarded to domestic graduate students working toward a Master of Science in Management (MSc) or Ph.D. in Management at the Sprott School of Business.

This award engages graduate students who will be involved in women-centred research activities with the guidance and support of CREWW’s Director. The students receiving this bursary study Women in Management. Each student awarded a bursary will be expected to participate in CREWW’s ongoing research activities.

2018 Award Recipients 

Tasnuva Chaudhury, Ph.D. Candidate

Tasnuva is a doctoral student at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, with a focus on the areas of Gender and Organizational Behavior. Her passion for research stems from her prior experience teaching and working in non-profit organizations. Her doctoral research investigates the relationship of the spillover effect between copreneurs and overall well-being. Tasnuva has also written a paper related to career resilience and well-being, having subsequently presented her findings at an academic conference. She is currently involved in a research project that seeks both to identify the impact of pedagogical methods used in entrepreneurship programs across Canadian Universities and evaluate women’s entrepreneurial intentions. Working on projects involving women and management, resilience, and well-being, Tasnuva is eager to advance research on issues related to the empowerment of women and the betterment of stakeholder communities.

Hui (Vivi) Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate

Hui (Vivi) Zhang is a doctoral student in Management with a specialization in International Business at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. Her research explores the career trajectory of newcomers and the implications for workforce integration. She has been actively engaged in a research project exploring the role of professional employment support in refugee integration and has submitted papers to several academic conferences. With a strong interest in women and work, she is keen to participate in CREWW’s research activities that foster greater understanding of gender and diversity.

“I am grateful to be the recipient of the Graduate Student Bursary. Thank you very much for your consideration and generosity. The bursary will be a great resource to support my education and research interests. I am keen to get involved in activities that facilitate research on women and work. I look forward to being part of CREWW’s research activities in the coming months.” Tasnuva Chaudhury, Ph.D. Candidate, and Research Assistant, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University