Eric Beauregard recognized for excellence in supervision

August 01, 2016
Professor Eric Beauregard

Congratulations to Professor Eric Beauregard for receiving an Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, one of the 2016 Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence.

Beauregard has a strong history of supervision in the School of Criminology. He’s known for his continual efforts to help the graduate students he supervises succeed.

“Eric’s reputation as a prolific scholar is well established, but this award points to his strengths as a mentor to graduate students. He clearly excels in both the realms of teaching and research,” says Director Neil Boyd.

Since joining the School of Criminology in 2007, Beauregard has supervised more than 30 graduate students to degree completion, including acting as senior supervisor for four PhD students and five MA students.

Beauregard’s students appreciate his attentiveness to developing their academic abilities while helping them build the skill sets they need for future careers. For example, he’s published 31 manuscripts written in collaboration with graduate students in peer-reviewed journals, many of these manuscripts were first-authored by graduate students.

“Eric was a great supervisor. His supervisory style involved a mix of trust and guidance. This allowed me to pursue my own research interests while being challenged and guided by one of the best criminologists in Canada. This makes Eric quite unique as a supervisor and I learned a lot from him,” says alumna Amelie Pedneault, who is now an assistant professor at Washington State University.

Pedneault convocated in October 2015 with a PhD in criminology. Beauregard served as her senior supervisor. She received the Governor General’s Gold Medal in spring 2016 for achieving the highest academic standing in a doctoral program in Canada.

Beauregard continues to support criminology graduate students with his current supervision of one PhD student and six MA students.