program area

Humanitarian Studies

award type

Active students (In-course)

Working together for women and girls, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a voluntary, non--profit, self-funded bilingual organization of close to 10,000 women, mostly university graduates. Helen Joy Russell chose to leave the Victoria branch of CFUW a generous portion of her estate for the purpose of continuing its philanthropic work of providing financial aid to deserving women students through bursaries and scholarships. In January 2008, CFUW Victoria established in her name an endowed bursary for MAHSP students, to reflect Joy's lifelong interest in politics and concerns about world affairs.


  • demonstrated financial need
  • female enrolled in the second year of the MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding program
  • preference given to those with military background who has maintained a satisfactory academic standing
  • preference given to a Victoria or BC resident

How to apply

  • this In-Course Award is open to students who are (or will be) active in their program on the deadline date
  • pending the availability of funding, the competition will run annually from March 1st to May 1st (closes 11:59pm RRU time)
  • applications are submitted online through MyAdmin. A full list of awards in competition will be viewable upon login
  • address eligibility criteria for all awards in that competition one one-page essay with your name in top margin