This award will be granted annually to a student registered full or part time in a University of Alberta graduate program in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, the Faculty of Law, or the Department of Sociology based on academic achievement, and as it relates to gender, sexuality, disability and/or accessibility: demonstrated scholarly commitment to critical understandings; demonstrated commitment to extending scholarly work into the public domain; and demonstrated advocacy on-campus or within the community.
This award celebrates the memory of Lane Mandlis, who earned four degrees at the University of Alberta: An undergraduate degree (BPE) and Master’s of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation (now Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation), a PhD in Sociology, and a JD in Law. Lane’s intellectual and advocacy work were focused on disability rights and disrupting normative approaches to gender – in particular the intersection between psychiatry, law, and citizenship in the transgender body.
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