The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies extends its congratulations to Human Rights & Social Justice Student, Stephanie Mar, for her outstanding submission to the 2020 J. Carlisle Hanson Essay Contest. Her work titled, ‘Humanity Should Not Rest on the Ability to Present an I.D: Statelessness and Refugee Rights’ was selected as the winning essay which comes with a $500 award from the Human Rights & Social Justice program and the Institute through the J. Carlisle Hanson Award Endowment.

Congratulations, Stephanie!

A message from Stephanie Mar, the 2020 J Carlisle Hanson Award Recipient:

“Thank you so much to the faculty adjudicators for this award. I would like to use this space to highlight various organizations in Canada that deserve recognition and support at this time and always. The Black Legal Action Centre, Federation of Black Canadians, Black Women in Motion, NIA Centre for the Arts, Black Youth Helpline, The Black Mental Health Matters Fund, BIPOC in Bloom, Harriet Tubman Community Organization, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corp, and the Minwaashin Lodge Indigenous Women’s Support Centre are only a few although incredibly important to acknowledge and show love to in support of our communities.”