Launched in 2018, the Graduate Student Bursary was originally created to help facilitate and share research on women and work. In line with CRIW’s expansion of research scope to inclusion of under-represented populations at work, the Graduate Student Bursary continues to be awarded annually to encourage students to conduct research exploring innovative solutions towards more inclusive workplaces.

The bursaries are awarded annually to domestic graduate students working toward either a Master of Science in Management (MSc), or a Ph.D. in Management at the Sprott School of Business.

A total of $15,000 is made available annually for up to three students at a minimum of $5,000 each.

Students receiving awards are encouraged to involve themselves in inclusion-centered research activities and to participate in activities hosted by CRIW.

For more information, please contact CRIW at criw@carleton.ca.

2019 Award Recipients

Sireen Alkhalili, doctoral student at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton UniversitySireen 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, doctoral student at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton UniversityAnne 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.

Testimonial 
“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