2019 Jill Vickers Prize

Jun 5, 2019 | Jill Vickers Prize

Winner: Brenda O’Neill and David Stewart

2018 CPSA conference paper – A Glass Cliff? Gender and Party Leader Tenures and Exits

Photo: Alana Cattapan (University of Saskatchewan – jury member), Brenda O’Neill (University of Calgary) and David Stewart (University of Calgary) June 5, 2019 | CPSA President’s Dinner | Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver

Excerpt from jury report: This is an excellent example of scholarship in the field of gender and Canadian politics that provides original research. It answers the questions many wonder about: how do women leaders differ from men in terms of service to their parties? How and why do they leave? Their findings are perhaps not surprising but certainly hard to witness: the shorter tenure is the result of pressure from party as a result of harsher set of standards for women.