Selected Awards & Recognition


Dr. Senn is named Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences 2022

The Royal Society of Canada elects Fellows and Members after rigorous evaluation and review of their accomplishments.  Fellows have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.  Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Sciences.  See the 2022 Fellows page and search for Charlene SennYou can also read the details of her nomination.

Dr. Senn receives the Nursing Network on Violence against Women International (NNVAWI) Award for Excellence in Practice and Policy 2022

The NNVAWI Board of Directors award for Excellence in Practice and Policy honours excellence among its members annually.  This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of effective health care for women and/or children who have experienced violence.  See the NNVAWI Awards page for the announcement.


Dr. Senn and Co-Authors Receive Georgia Babladelis Best PWQ Paper Award 2018

The Georgia Babladelis Paper Award recognizes the best paper published in Psychology of Women Quarterly as selected each year by PWQ’s Editorial Board from the pool of all accepted, unpublished papers.  Dr. Charlene Senn, 1st Author of “Secondary and two-year outcomes of a sexual assault resistance program for university women”, received a plaque at the 2018 American Psychological Association (Division 35) conference along with a $1,000 honorarium on behalf of her co-authors.

Paper citation:
Charlene Y. Senn, Misha Eliasziw, Karen L. Hobden, Ian R. Newby-Clark, Paula C. Barata, H, Lorraine Radtke, & Wilfreda E. Thurston. Secondary and two-year outcomes of a sexual assault resistance program for university women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41, 147-162. dio: 10.1177/0361684317690119.