Each year at the Annual CPA Convention, SOGII adjudicates student oral and poster presentations and awards the Henry Minton and Morrison Awards. The Henry L. Minton award is named for a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Windsor who championed LGBTQ Psychology long before it was a popular topic. Each year SOGII recognizes student excellence in the field of LGBTQ Psychology by selecting two recipients of the Henry Minton Award, one for best paper and one for best poster. Each recipient receives a cash prize and a certificate. 

Beginning in 2015, SOGII also awards the Morrison Award for LGBTQ Inclusive Research Methods. The Morrison Award is given to a student presenting a poster outside of the SOGII section who has clearly demonstrated the use of LGBTQ-inclusive research methods (e.g., reporting sexual and gender identity demographics, including LGBTQ participants in a sample, not arbitrarily removing LGBTQ-identified participants from a sample, including LGBTQ-inclusive response options for survey participants). 

To apply for the 2017 Morrison Award, please click here

Past recipients of the awards are listed below. 

Past Award Recipients 

Morrison Award



  • No recipient 


  • Sarah Moroz
  • Rhea Ashley Hoskin





























Henry Minton Award


Breanna O'Handley / St. Francis Xavier University

Thomas Sasso / University of Guelph (Poster)


Ashleigh Yule / University of Calgary


Mair Cayley / University of British Columbia 

  • XWHY: Stories of Non-Binary Gender Identities



Alexander T. Vasilovsky / Ryerson University

  • That’s SO gay! Or is it?: Exploring hegemonic identity hierarchies in popular gay magazines.

Sarah Radtke / Ryerson University

  • An exploration of female same sex behaviour in relation to allomothering and grooming in a group of captive bonobos (Pan paniscus)


Jessica McCutcheon / University of Saskatchewan

  • Modelling gender: How parental gender roles affect attitudes toward gay, lesbian, and heterosexual adoptive couples.

Lisa Landis / University of British Columbia

  • Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men living in a non-urban centre


Cherie Moody / McGill University

  • Suicide Resilience and Protective Factors for Canadian Trans Individuals

Tonje Persson / Concordia University

  • The Experiential and Cultural Dimension of Female Bisexuality in Canada


Carmen Logie / University of Toronto

  • The Experiential and Cultural Dimension of Female Bisexuality in Canada


Jennifer Moore / University of New Brunswick

  • Partners of Canadian lesbian soldiers: Examining the military family social support system.


Karen L. Blair Acadia University

  • Perceived social network support as a predictor of mental & physical health in same-sex vs. opposite-sex relationships