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Recognizing Telfer Graduate Student Research Excellence in 2022

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Congratulations Telfer Nation! Recognizing the excellent research accomplishments of our students is always exciting. This year, despite the many changing regulations and rules due to COVID-19, you all persevered in your research goals and training.

We are honored to be able to celebrate these accomplishments with you. You all worked extremely hard to get here and deserve a round of applause 👏🏻

Let’s all congratulate the following 2022 winners who have earned various awards and scholarships, and ranked top three in the Telfer Graduate Research Student Thesis Competition.

Scholarship Success

External funding opportunities are extremely competitive and limited. The following students were awarded distinguished provincial and federal scholarships:

  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – CIHR - Lucie Peleja (MHS)
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – SSHRC - Marc Albert (MHS)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship - Léa Dugal (PhD), Niki Khorasanizadeh (PhD), Mohammed Al-Ta’amneh (PhD)
  • Queen Elizabeth II - Andrew Scarffe (PhD)
  • SSHRC Storytellers Finalist – top 25 - Daniel Quintal-Curcic (PhD)

Telfer research awards

Each year the Telfer School offers Research Awards to students who demonstrate continued commitment to their research and the success of the school.

  • PhD Engagement Award - Andrew Scarffe (PhD), Amirhossein Moosavi (PhD)
  • John Duncan and Deb Cross Award - 1st prize - Elmira Mirbahaeddin (PhD), 2nd prize- Hong Qiu (PhD)
  • Daniel Zeghal Award - Lea Dugal (PhD)

Francois Julien Doctoral Award

When Telfer’s previous Dean François Julien stepped down, the François Julien Doctoral Award was created in his honour. This award was created to help fuel the PhD Management Program, for which he was very passionate about. This year, we are celebrating a student winning this award for the first time!

Congratulations Yanhong Li (PhD), you deserve it!

Student Thesis Competition

On March 11, 2022, many students took part in the virtual Graduate Research Programs Thesis Competition and impressed us with their intriguing presentations. The competition was fierce, but three students ranked among the top 3 presenters and received cash prizes.

  • Yanhong Li (PhD) – 1st prize, $3000
  • Daniel Quintal-Curcic (PhD) and Mary Cathryn Espadero (MHS) – tied for 2nd prize, $1500 each

About the Author

Phoenix a rejoint l'équipe de Direction de la recherche de Telfer en 2021 grâce au régime travail-études. Elle est diplômée du baccalauréat spécialisé en enseignement des langues secondes et est présentement inscrite au programme de formation à l’enseignement (B.Éd.). Ses responsabilités comprennent la gestion et l'analyse de données, la rédaction d'articles, en plus d'autres tâches administratives.<br/><br/>Phoenix joined the Telfer Research Office in 2021 through the work-study program. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Second Language Teaching and is working toward a Bachelor of Education. Her responsibilities include data management and analytics, story writing, and other administrative tasks.

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