Kirsten Schaefer / T 647.678.5528 / contact@kirstenschaefer.ca / © 2019 by Kirsten Schaefer

Awards & Honours

  • Dean's Teaching Award - 2019

    • Awarded by the Faculty of Communication & Design for excellence in teaching

  • Alvanon Research Award - 2017

    • Awarded for The right fit: A clothing needs assessment for plus-size women (20+)

  • Dr. Liss Jeffrey Graduate Award - 2017 

    • Awarded for doctoral research in new media

  • ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Community Engaged Research Award - 2016

    • Awarded for Co-generative mapping: A methodology for engaging community in collaborative design. 

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship - 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

    • Awarded in support of Fashion MA and Communication & Culture PhD work.

  • Rogers Fellowship - 2014, 2015

    • Awarded in support of Communication & Culture PhD work

  • Graduate Development Award - 2014

    • Awarded in support of Communication & Culture PhD work

  • Elle Canada Graduate Scholarship - 2013

    • Awarded in support of research production costs in Ryerson's Fashion MA program

  • SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Masters Scholarship - 2012

    • Awarded in support of Fashion MA research: The sustainable bride: An exploration in conceptual bridal design

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Scholarship - 2011

    • Pursued research on sleepwear for women with lymphedema: Universal sleepwear design applications for women with lymphedema

  • ITAA Creative Design Target Market Award

    • Researcher on the award-winning apparel design: Inclusive post-mastectomy sleepwear: Toward sweet dreams for all 

  • Lectra Faculty Research Award 

    • Research Assistant on the award-winning paper: Wearable technology: Prototype development of a garment to mediate communication between caregivers and infants with autism spectrum disorder