The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies extends its sincere congratulations to the two winners of the J. Carlisle Hanson Essay Contest for 2022. The adjudication committee selected Fiona Doyle for her essay titled “Threading the Contribution of Indigenous Women to Socioenvironmental Praxis and Resistance” and Sidney Kamerbeek for her essay titled “Relationality, Resistance, and Indigenous Women.” Each will be awarded a prize of $750.

The committee expresses its gratitude to all who submitted their works and wish them all the best.

The J. Carlisle Hanson Award in Human Rights is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies to a student enrolled in the human rights program who submits the best essay addressing the topic of human rights and democracy.  Essays are also invited to examine the topics from a Canadian Perspective.  Endowed in 2007 by J. Carlisle Hanson, Q.C.