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SWAP Distinguished Member Award

The SWAP Distinguished Member Award is presented annually to an individual who has made distinguished, long-standing, and substantial contributions that pertain to women, gender, or related issues, in the areas of teaching, research, and/or practice. Past recipients are:

2017 Karen Korabik, University of Guelph (Professor Emeritus)
2016 H. Lorraine Radtke, University of Calgary
2015 Colleen MacQuarrie, University of Prince Edward Island
2014 Carmen Poulin, University of New Brunswick
2013 Noreen Stuckless, York University
2012 Linda McMullen, University of Saskatchewan
2011 Alexandra Rutherford, York University
2010 Charlene Y. Senn, University of Windsor
2009 Shake Toukmanian, York University
2008 Elizabeth Church, Mount Saint Vincent University
2007 Frances Cherry, Carleton University
2006 Hilary M. Lips, Radford University, Virginia
2005 Sandra Byers, University of New Brunswick
2004 Vaura Vike-Freiberga, Université de Montréal, President of Latvia
2003 Elinor Ames, Simon Fraser University
2002 Olga Fabreau, Université de Montréal
2001 Sharon Crozier, University of Calgary
2000 Janet Stoppard, University of New Brunswick
1999 Joanne Gallivan, University College of Cape Breton
1998 Elinor Burwell, Carleton University (posthumous award)
1997 Esther Greenglass, York University
1996 Lorna Cammaert, University of Calgary
1995 Cannie Stark-Adamec, University of Regina
1994 Meredith Kimball, Simon Fraser University
1993 Sandra Pyke, York University


SWAP Feminist Mentoring Award

The SWAP Feminist Mentoring Award is presented annually to recognize feminist supervisors who have promoted the advancement of their students through exceptional mentoring. Nominations are received from students and recent graduates who wish to acknowledge a professor who promotes feminist scholarship, teaching, and, practice and who has been pivotal to their graduate/post-graduate school experience. Past recipients are:

2016 Kristin Miller von Ranson, University of Calgary
2015 Paula Barata, University of Guelph
2014 Carla Rice, University of Guelph
2013 Janelle Kwee, Trinity Western University
2012 Maria Gurevich, Ryerson University
2011 Carmen Poulin, University of New Brunswick
2010 Cherie Werhun, University of Winnipeg
2009 Jennifer McGrath, Concordia University
2008 Shelley Brown, Carleton University
2007 Mary Hampton, University of Regina
2006 Alexandra Rutherford, York University
2005 Connie Kristiansen, Carleton University
2004 Charlene Senn, University of Windsor
2003 Niva Piran, University of Toronto (OISE)


SWAP Student Paper Award

The SWAP Student Paper Award ($500) is presented annually to the best paper submitted by a student to the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association or SWAP Pre-Convention Institute. Past recipients are:

Nothing New is Something New: Powerful and Powerless Interpretive Repertoires in Literature and Women's Talk About Female Genitals

2017 Mia Sisic (University of Windsor)

Madeline Hannan-Leith with Marla Buchanan (University of British Columbia)
"Hello? Is it me your 'swiping' for?": Modern Communication and Online Romance in Queer Women


Hillary McBride (University of British Columbia)
Promoting Resiliency through Embodiment: Conceptually and Empirically Grounded Approaches for Working with the Body in Eating Disorder Prevention and Treatment


Nicole Jeffrey with Paula Barata (University of Guelph)
Women's Lived Experiences of Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships with Men


Sara Crann with Paula Barata (University of Guelph)
The Experience of Resilience for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Phenomenological Inquiry


Jenna MacKay with Connie Kristiansen, Hatav Shalileh, Reynosa Mangagil (Carleton University)
Naming Violence Against Women in Ontario

2011 Courtney Williston
2010 Elise Matthews
2009 Anne Marie Mikhail

Ilan dar Nimrod with Stephen Heine and Clarissa Markel (University of British Columbia)
The Gender Divide Through a Genetic Lens: How Exposure to Genetic Theories Affects Behaviours and Attitudes

2007 Shannon Ellis with Linda McMullen (University of Saskatchewan)
2006 Behesta Jaghori with Kathryn Lafreniere (University of Windsor)
Countering the Dominant Discourse: Afghan Women Speak
2005 Dara Chappell with Karen Korabik and Allyson McElwain (University of Guelph)    Effects of Gender-Role Attitudes on Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Guilt

Heather Roxborough with Carmen Poulin and Lynn Gouliquer (University of New Brunswick)
Discrimination Practices: Lesbian Military Members and Their Partners' Health


Chantal Thorn (University of Windsor)
Conceptualizations of Health and Illness: A Test of the Theory of Male Bias


Lori Brotto (University of British Columbia)
The Comparison of Clinical Assessment and Laboratory-Based Assessment of Sexual Arousal in Women With and Without Arousal Disorder


Pek Ne (Angela) Khoo with Charlene Y. Senn (University of Windsor)
Men's and Women's Responses to Electronic Mail of Different Types of Content


Joti Samra-Grewal with A. Sidhu (Simon Fraser University)
Ethnic Differences in Prevalence Rates and Predictors of Disordered Eating Behaviours


E.B. Brownlie with Stephanie Kellington (Simon Fraser University)
Construction of Gender Conformity and Non-Conformity: A Q-Methodological Study


Nancy Johnson Smith (University of Calgary)
The Development of Occupational Aspirations in Young Women: A Qualitative Study


Yvette Scattolon with Janet Stoppard (University of New Brunswick)
Perceptions of Depression and Coping with Depressive Experiences Among Rural Women in New Brunswick


Kimberly Quinn with James M. Olson (University of Western Ontario)
The Personal/Group Discrimination Discrepancy: An Example of the Better-Than-Average Effect


Diane Roche (University of Victoria)
Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse History as a Predictor of Adult Attachment Style


Linda Coates with Alan Wade (University of Victoria)
Judges' Use of Psychological Explanations in Sexual Assault Trial Judgements


Brenda Bettridge (Université de Montréal)
Intimacy and Relationships: The Imagery of Female Adolescent Suicide Attempters


Patricia L. Peters with Lisa A. Serbin (Concordia University)
Adolescent and Early Adult Fertility Patterns in a Sample of Women with Histories of Aggressive and Withdrawn Behaviour


Charlene Y. Senn with Sandra W. Pyke (York University)
Women's Perceptions of the Impact of Pornography on Their Lives: A Q-Methodological Investigation


Marion A. Cuddy with Kathryn Belicki (York University)
Predicting a History of Sexual Abuse from Nightmares


Wendy M. Pullin (University of Regina) with Henderikus J. Stam (University of Calgary & Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
Appraising Breast Cancer Symptoms: What Motivates Women to Report Them Rapidly?


Tracy L. Bennett (University of California, Los Angeles)
Coping with Abusive Relationships: How and Why Women Stay


Marsha G. Runtz (University of Manitoba)
The Sexual Victimization of Women: The Link Between Child Abuse and Revictimization


Eva E. Skoe (Simon Fraser University)


Charlene Y. Senn with H. Lorraine Radtke (University of Calgary)
A Comparison of Women's Reactions to Violent Pornography, Non-Violent Pornography and Erotica

SWAP Travel Award

The SWAP Travel Award ($200-$250) is presented annually to students presenting at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association or SWAP Pre-Convention Institute. Priority is given to students presenting papers or posters on topics of particular relevance to women. Past recipients are:


Ekaterina Martynova
Usra Leedham
Cailin Stamarski
Jenna Cripps
Busisiwe Neube


Taslim Alani
Kaitlyn Goldsmith
Alyssa Mabey
Jessica McCutcheon
Jennifer Andrea Moore
Carley Pope
Kathleen Webb


Nicole Aitkin
Giselle Castillo
Carley Pope
Kathleen Webb
Victoria Sit
Cailin Stamarski


Brianna O'Neil
Emilie Polak
Jessica McCutcheon
Taslim Alani
Courtney Williston
Hillary McBride
Kerry Erickson


Sobia Ali-Faisal
Kimberley Cullen
Sandra Dixon
Kerry Erikson
Natalie Michel


Taslim Alani
Regine Debrosse
Anne Gendreau
Jenna MacKay
Myriah Mulvogue


Tera Beaulieu
Andre DesRoches
Natalie Michel
Jennifer Moore, University of Calgary
Allison Reeves

2009 Melissa Castro Couch
Rebecca Harriman, University of Saskatchewan
Jessica McCutcheon, University of New Brunswick


Ashley Cavanaugh, Trinity Western University
Christina Drost, University of Regina
Paula Luedemann, University of Alberta
Deborah MacNiel, University of Alberta
Judi Malone, Athabasca University