News archive - June 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Vanier scholar uses language acquisition to empower refugee children

Serena McDiarmid, a PhD candidate in Psychology, has been recognized with the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her incredible research proposal titled “Supporting second language acquisition of Canada’s child refugees: a longitudinal study of risk and protective factors for language learning success.”

Monday, June 29, 2020

Vanier researcher helps individuals struggling with drug addiction

Janet Jones, a PhD candidate in Philosophy has been recognized for her wonderful dissertation work titled “It Probably Won’t Help Anyway: How Stigma Hurts Health Care Access for Persons with an Addiction” and is the recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her work.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

New MA grad advocates for menstrual equity in the community

pad with words on blood saying Menstruation isn't dirty

Public Issues Anthropology MA graduate Kate Elliott has made her mark at the University in a number of impressive ways, especially for her activism around period poverty and period education. Her research and advocacy centres on the health of women experiencing homelessness, and specifically how structural violence impacts their lived experiences. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Graduating during a pandemic sharpens Kiera McMaster's focus

Kiera McMaster speaker to another student at event

She is the type of student who is not easily forgotten, wrote her nominator. The positive impact that new graduate Kiera McMaster leaves on her peers and wider community was recently recognized when she won the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Service.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Governor General's Gold Medalist promotes more inclusive communities

Harrison Oakes

When he was an undergraduate in Winnipeg, Harrison Oakes (MA ’16, PhD '20) witnessed the difficulty of promoting change for marginalized groups when he sat in on hearings for Manitoba’s proposed Bill 18. People argued that they couldn’t see how the legislation for anti-bullying to protect LGBTQ+ youth applied to all kids. Seven years later, Oakes’ doctoral research helps to answer that question.

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