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Shawna Lewkowitz


Western University

Shawna is a first-year PhD student in Geography at Western University, with decades of experience in civic engagement, city-building and equity work. She’s the founder of the nonprofit Women & Politics and the Past President of the Urban League of London. Her research interests include gender and public spaces, participatory research and community-based learning.


  1. 1997

    BA (Hons) Psychology and Women's Studies

    University of Guelph
  2. 2004

    MEd, Adult Education

    OISE/University of Toronto


  • 2018
    Canada 150 Award Recipient for Community Involvement
    Federal Government
  • 2016
    Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Award
    Ontario Women’s Directorate
  • 2016
    Nominee Everyday Political Citizen Award
    Samara Canada