EDMONTON, Nov. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - An Edmonton woman is this year's winner
of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Canadian Women in
Municipal Government scholarship.
Claire Dub won the scholarship for her research into why more women do
not run for political office. She was presented with a cheque for $1,000 today
by Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel at a ceremony at city hall.
"I am honoured to receive the scholarship from FCM," said Dub. "I hope to
use it to advance the ongoing struggle for gender parity at all levels of
Dub was selected from among six candidates. She graduated this year with
an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto. Her winning research paper is
entitled, "Whose Voice? An Analysis of the Ongoing Struggles of Women in
In making the presentation, Mayor Mandel noted that Dub would like to
eventually run for municipal office, adding, "Young people are our future in
politics and Claire has already displayed leadership, commitment and a
dedication to the community. I am proud to be a part of this presentation."
The annual scholarship is presented by FCM's Standing Committee for
Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government to the student whose
research paper best analyses the issues facing Canadian women in politics.
Special consideration is given to papers that focus on municipal government.
The aim of the scholarship program is to encourage women to run for public
For further information:
For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395; Joanne
MacDonald, (613) 907-6241