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Raha Bahreini

Raha Bahreini’s passion for human rights was born in Iran, nurtured in U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute and is now helping improve the lives of Iranians still facing oppression, repression and discrimination.  As Amnesty International’s researcher on Iran, Bahreini leads large-scale projects that inform the campaigns and advocacy work of Amnesty International and its activist networks. She researches, evaluates […]

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Mara Raposo

Mara Raposo’s road to success is clearer, thanks to the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship.  “My family raised me to love learning and to treat university as the social mobility ‘golden ticket,’ but, at the threshold of my first year at university, they recognized there were limitations on how much they would be able to […]

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Eva Mackey

Eva Mackey has come a long way since dropping out of high school in Grade 9 — and she thanks the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship for a large part of that success.   After arriving at U of T as a mature student, Mackey earned her honours bachelor of arts degree in anthropology, women’s studies and Spanish […]

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Dawn Wilkinson

For 25 years, Dawn Wilkinson has been challenging outdated perceptions of what a film director looks like and how stories are brought to life on the screen, thanks in part to the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship she received in 1995.   “I went into a field where there were hardly any women […]

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Cecilia Morgan

History is richer, truer and more interesting when it includes women.  That’s the understanding Cecilia Morgan developed after receiving the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship in its inaugural year.  “With the support of this award, I learned our understanding of the past was incomplete if we did not take into account women’s histories,” explains Morgan, […]

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Amanda Dale

As a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, Amanda Dale took the honour of being named “most likely to contribute to improving the status of women” to heart — and has kept it there for more than 30 years.   At the time, she was struggling to pay her rent, despite working three jobs. Education wasn’t her only focus, […]