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 26

How to Apply

Students are to submit their application via email, to the Scholarships & Awards Coordinator in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at

  • An Award Application form (.pdf);
  • Oneā€“page statement describing how their academic and extracurricular experience demonstrates their exceptional leadership qualities;
  • Letter of Support;
  • CV.

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • When a successful applicant is notified.


  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416) 736-2100 ext. 33954
  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416) 736-2100 ext. 44168