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Student Award Recipients

Check out the following student award recipients from the Early Childhood Studies (MA) graduate program.

Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Cynthia Chambers Masters Award

Maya-Rose Simon, 2021

Indigenous Early Childhood Educators in Mainstream Child Care

Canadian Association for Research on Early Childhood (CAREC)

Farzana Balapatel, 2021

Anti-racist Pedagogy in Post-secondary Early Childhood Education Programs: A Critical Inquiry into Eight Graduates’ Perspectives.

Harny Chan Lim, 2021

Exploring the Experiences of LGBTQ+ Early Childhood Educators: Navigating and Challenging Heteronormativity in Childcare Settings

Lisa Johnston, 2020 

Dangerous Time: A Critical Qualitative Inquiry into Early Childhood Educators' Perspectives on Planning Time in Southern Ontario

Alana Powell, 2019 

Care(full) Campaigning? A feminist critical discourse analysis of childcare in the 2014 and 2018 Ontario elections, supervised by Rachel Langford

Dean's Graduate Essay Writing Award, Faculty of Community Services

  • Maya-Rose Simon, 2021. Indigenous Early Childhood Educators in Mainstream Child Care
  • Mandeep Kuar Mann, 2020. Renaming Practices: An Autoethnography Of South Asian Names, Identity, And Belonging
  • Lisa Johnston, 2019. Dangerous time: A critical qualitative inquiry into early childhood educators’ perspectives on planning time in Southern Ontario
  • Bethany Robichaud, 2018. Through the lens of children’s rights: A discourse analysis of popular children’s literature
  • Caitlin Wood, 2017. Youth's perceptions of childhood: Young people's participation in envisioning community change
  • Liam O'Donnell, 2016. Building Blocks: Children's open-ended play in Minecraft  

Ryerson Gold Medal

Nicole Ineese-Nash, 2016-17

Nicole Ineese-Nash excelled as a research assistant, published in scholarly journals, presented at academic conferences, served as president of the ECS Graduate Course Union and volunteered in the community. An Oji-Cree woman and band member of Constance Lake First Nation, Ineese-Nash shared her experiences as an Indigenous woman with the university community so others could learn from her story. For her outstanding achievements, Ineese-Nash also received a Board of Governors Leadership Award and Medal.

TA/GA Award, Learning and Teaching Office

  • Alessia Pasqualitto, 2021