Awards and Prizes

Sexuality Studies Academic Achievement Prize

Awarded to a graduating Sexuality Studies student or a non-degree student who has completed a Sexuality Studies certificate. The recipient will have achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in Sexuality Studies Program courses. Students who have applied to receive their degree or certificate in the previous 12 months are eligible. The recipient is selected by the Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator after winter term grades are reported.

Sexuality Studies Essay/Project Achievement Prize

Nomination Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017

Presented annually to a student for the best undergraduate essay or project submitted in a Sexuality Studies core, primary, or secondary course. In April, course directors are invited to nominate outstanding student essays or projects completed in the previous 12 months. The Sexuality Studies Council appoints a three-person committee (two faculty members and one graduate student) to select the recipient.

Sexuality Studies Outstanding Student Contribution Award

Nomination Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017

Presented to a graduating Sexuality Studies student or a non-degree student who has completed a Sexuality Studies certificate for outstanding undergraduate student contributions to the Sexuality Studies Program and the development of sexuality studies at York. Students who have applied to receive their degree or certificate in the previous 12 months are eligible. The award is for contributions made during the student's entire career at York and relevant contributions made outside of York may also be taken into consideration. In April, faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students are invited to nominate students for the award. The Sexuality Studies Council appoints a three-person committee (two faculty members and one graduate student) to select the recipient.

Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto Bursary for Sexuality Studies

Application Deadline: October 15, 2016 (to accompany Student Financial Profile application)

Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a major, minor or certificate in Sexuality Studies. Applicants must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. The Metropolitan Community Church has established this bursary to commemorate the establishment of The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and the opportunities to research and promote the study of sexualities.

Past Recipients

Congratulations to Award Recipients!

Sexuality Studies Essay/Project Achievement Prize

  • Taras Hemon for film "Grozota", 2015-16
  • Mychelle DiSante-Marolli for “Sex Education in Ontario Schools”, 2014-15
  • Madeleine Mckelvie for "Sex Work in Canadian Universities: An Analysis of Emerging Sex, Race, Gender and Class Formations", 2013-14
  • Evan Vipond for "Normalizing Trans", 2012-13
  • Jessica Frade for "The Global and Local Gay: Defining and Embracing Queer Identities in The Era of Globalization", 2011-12
  • Michelle Kent for "Untitled", 2010-11
  • Emmett Soldati for "Sexuality and the Spheres of Ignorance", 2009-10
  • Golshan Golriz for "Intercourse", 2008-09
  • Tanya Lynn Williams for "Changing the Locks", 2007-08

Sexuality Studies Academic Achievement Prize

  • Toby Mayer, 2015-16
  • Amy Singer, 2014-15
  • Christine Azevedo, 2013-14
  • Shonna Spencer, 2012-13
  • Matthew Smith, 2011-12
  • Orville Douglas, 2010-11
  • Emmett Soldati, 2009-10
  • Lindsay Dumoulin, 2008-09
  • Tanya Lynn Williams, 2008-9
  • Sarah James-Abra, 2008-09 Honourable Mention
  • J. Gary Myers, 2007-08

Sexuality Studies Outstanding Student Contribution Award

  • Keith Trent-Rennick, 2015-16
  • Kathleen Cherrington, 2014-15
  • Sky Wilson and Dylan Bruxler, 2013-14
  • E. Ariana King, 2012-13
  • Matthew Smith, 2011-12
  • Daniel Faranda , 2010-11
  • Susan Gapka, 2008-09 Honorable Mention