University of Saskatchewan

Women's Studies Research Unit


Events and Awards

Irene Poelzer Award Fund

The Irene Poelzer Award fund was established in 1993 to honor the contributions of Professor Emerita Irene Poelzer, College of Education to the development of women's studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Tax deductable donations to the fund are always welcome.

The Women's Studies Research Unit presents this award year at our International Women's Day Brunch.

Please check the WSRU blog for information on the next IWD Brunch information. Browse photos of past brunches and award recipeints in the WSRU photo gallery.

Irene Poelzer Award

Created in 1993 to honor Dr. Poelzer's retirement from the College of Education, the intent of the award was to celebrate her contributions to feminist teaching and activity at the University of Saskatchewan. She is one of many women and men on campus who envisioned and worked toward the establishment of the WSRU, and hence our special interest in her legacy to us and to the university.

Nominations and applications for the award, valued at up to $3000, are welcomed from across the campus and affiliated campus locations. According to the terms set out by Dr. Poelzer, the award is intended for a female student who meets the following criteria:

  1. completion of 1 year (or 5 courses) of undergraduate study at the University of Saskatchewan
  2. intention to further studies as a full-time student in the next academic year (the award can be redeemed with proof of registration in the current year)
  3. study to be done in an area that can "benefit women"
  4. financial need

Applications forms:

You can download the application form here.

Please send applications to:

The Irene Poelzer Award
Women's Studies Research Unit
230 Kirk Hall
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5C8

Each year the deadline for applications is:

January 15

For Further Information Contact:

Marie Green, Executive Director
Women's Studies Research Unit
University of Saskatchewan
Room 230 Kirk Hall
117 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8

Phone: (306) 966-7524 Fax: (306) 966-2141