About the Graduate Student Bursary
The Graduate Student Bursary is awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the joint recommendation of the Director the Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) and the Dean of the Sprott School of Business, to graduate students affiliated with CRIW who are entering or continuing in a graduate degree program within the Sprott School of Business who are studying issues around workplace diversity and inclusion. Eligible students must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person,) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. Recipients will also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 1996, Revised 2018, 2020.
How to apply
To apply, please log in to your account on Carleton Central, scroll down to Awards and Financial Assistance, find Graduate Online Application Forms and click on Graduate Bursaries/Awards to search for the KPMG Graduate Bursary. Bursary applications go through the university in the fall with the other internal awards.
A total of $15,000 is made available annually for up to three students at a minimum of $5,000 each. Students may receive the Graduate Student Bursary once during their graduate degree.
Students receiving awards will be asked to participate in inclusion-centered research activities and other activities hosted by CRIW.
For more information, please contact CRIW at email@example.com.
Previous award recipients
2022 award recipient
2021 award recipient
Saquib Shahriar is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Management specializing in Finance at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. His research explores the areas of corporate governance, equity, and banking. He has recently published an article related to board diversity, culture, and risk-taking behavior of the firms in developing countries. He plans to extend the research and see how culture affects gender-diversity on boards and how that in turn affects risk-taking behavior of firms and firms’ performance in developed countries. For his doctoral research he is working on the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act and its effect on employee motivation, morale, and productivity.
2020 award recipient
Liam Hoselton is a Master’s student in Management at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, with a focus on immigration and management. Liam has three years of experience in academic research, having worked as a Research Assistant since the second year of his undergraduate studies. He believes immigration is an incredibly important topic both in research and his own personal life. Liam comes from a Canadian-Slovak background, with his mother having immigrated to Canada in the early 1990’s. He also lived in Southwestern Germany for an extended period of time during a year abroad.
2019 award recipients
Sireen Alkhalili is a doctoral student in Management with a specialization in Finance at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Her research explores the effects of board gender-diversity on different firm characteristics in Canada. She has been actively engaged in researching the effects of women in management, particularly the impact of women involvement and inclusion on firm performance, pensions and shareholder’s activism. With a strong interest in women and work, Sireen is keen to participate in CREWW’s research activities that foster greater understanding of gender and diversity.
Anne Neal is a doctoral student at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, taking a gendered lens to professional ethics and disciplinary practices. Anne’s curiosity has led her to research after life as an accountant and teacher of accounting. Her doctoral research investigates the discourses around professional disciplinary activity with attention to differences due to gender. In addition, she is currently involved in a research project looking at professional identity in the Canadian accounting profession after the three professional designation associations unified. Anne is eager to advance research on issues related to gender equity in the accounting profession.
2018 award recipients
Tasnuva Chaudhury 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 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