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Barbara Crow Graduate Student Leadership Award


The Barbara Crow Graduate Student Leadership Award will be awarded annually to a graduate student at York University who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities.

Since Barbara Crow's arrival at York University in 2001, she has been dedicated to advocating for graduate education as a faculty supervisor, Graduate Program Director, and since 2012, Dean and Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies. Barbara's remarkable energy has driven numerous initiatives, including enhanced student supports and services, better planning and administrative coordination at the University, and the introduction of many innovative graduate program opportunities, all to fulfill the goal of improving the experience and success of all graduate students at York. Her service for the Associations of Graduate Deans in Ontario and Canada has influenced York's standing in our community. As a member of the senior leadership team at York, Barbara has been an engaged, thoughtful, and collegial contributor to key discussions about academic quality and outreach for the University. As a leading feminist scholar in Canada, her dedication to gender equity has inspired faculty, staff and graduate student leaders.

Value and Duration

  • $1,000


  • Current graduate (masters or doctoral) student.


  • November 20

How to Apply

Students must submit the following through the Award Submission Portal:

  • An Award Application Form; the applicant's statement should describe how their academic and extracurricular experience demonstrates their exceptional leadership qualities;
  • CV;

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • When a successful applicant is notified.


  • If you require further assistance, please contact our Scholarship & Awards Coordinator or Research Officer by visiting our FGS Staff Directory.