Women in International Security-Canada is awarding two prizes for women students:
The Law Student Award:
The Law Student Award is presented to an outstanding law student who is actively involved in the field of law and security, broadly defined. The award is presented to an excellent law student working on topics such as international security and criminal law, international human rights or humanitarian law, migration and security, Canadian defence and security law, and the like. In assessing ‘active involvement’, emphasis will be placed on community involvement, extracurricular activities, and/or participating in a community legal clinic. Nominations will be assessed holistically, with evaluations based on academic achievements as well as community involvement.
The Emerging Leader Award:
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated inspirational leadership and outstanding professional potential in the field of security, broadly defined. This prize considers a wide range of criteria in evaluating excellence, including academic research, community or military service, and volunteer and humanitarian work, as well as other demonstrations of leadership, resilience, and social impact. WIIS-Canada welcomes student nominees who have made contributions at a local, regional, national, or global level, and demonstrate strong promise of future professional leadership. Special consideration will be given to nominees who have overcome personal adversity, as well as to those that have a demonstrated commitment to advancing equity in the field of security.
Finalists will be invited to symposium at the Munk School from May 7-8 with stakeholders and recruiters from industry and government. McKinsey is hosting a reception for our top scholars at this symposium, and the “seven sister” law firms in Toronto are involved.
Self-nominations are extremely welcome for these prizes. Our Junior Fellows only need to fill out a simple form, upload a CV, and provide a short bio or personal statement. Nominations must be made by WIIS-Canada members, but student memberships are only $5 for the entire year, and include admission to the Munk symposium and other networking opportunities with these firms. They can learn more and self-nominate here: http://www.wiiscanada.org/wiis-awards/
Aisha S. Ahmad, Senior Fellow
Department of Political Science
University of Toronto
Chair of the Board
Women in International Security-Canada