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SSHRC Awards Funding to Eleven Education Graduate Students

August 04, 2020

Congratulations to our Graduate Students in the Faculty of Education and their supervisors for their success in the recent national SSHRC graduate scholarship competitions!

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities. A number of Graduate Students in the Faculty of Education recently received SSHRC funding through the highly competitive Talent program competitions.

The goal of the Talent program is to support students and postdoctoral researchers to develop the next generation of researchers and leaders across society, within academia and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

  • For doctoral students

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) runs the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships (CGS D) and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships award under their Talent Program. 
The CGS D is offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants is offered a SSHRC DF.

1. The Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships (CGS D) program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards. 
Value: $35,000/year up to three years.

Name: Natalie Frandsen
Program/Degree: Educational Technology and Learning Design PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin O'Neill 
Award Category: CGS D
SSHRC Decision: Offered

Name: Sonja Van Der Putten
Program/Degree: Educational Theory and Practice: Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Wanda Cassidy
Award Category: CGS D
SSHRC Decision: Offered

Name: Steven Zhao
Program/Degree: Educational Theory and Practice: Philosophy of Education Stream PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Heesoon Bai 
Award Category: CGS D
SSHRC Decision: Offered

2. The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC DF) support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and to contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.
Value: $20,000/year up to four years.

Name: Carolina Bergonzoni
Program/Degree: Arts Education PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Celeste Snowber
Award Category: SSHRC DF
SSHRC Decision: Offered

Name: Kathleen Forrester
Program/Degree: 
Educational Theory and Practice: Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream PhD
Supervisor: 
Dr. Elizabeth Marshall 
Award Category: 
SSHRC DF
SSHRC Decision: 
Offered

Name: Victoria Guyevskey
Program/Degree:
Mathematics Education PhD
Supervisor: 
Dr. Nathalie Sinclair
Award Category: 
SSHRC DF
SSHRC Decision: 
Offered

Name: Ki Wight
Program/Degree: Educational Theory and Practice: Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Özlem SensoyDr. Suzanne Smythe (co-supervisor)
Award Category: SSHRC DF
SSHRC Decision: Offered

Name: Liang Cao
Program/Degree: 
Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD
Supervisor: 
Dr. Huamei Han 
Award Category: 
SSHRC DF
SSHRC Decision:
Recommended but not offered

Name: Matthias Sturm
Program/Degree: Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Suzanne Smythe 
Award Category: SSHRC DF
SSHRC Decision: Recommended but not offered 

  • For master's students

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
Value: $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable

Name: Camilla Enns
Program/Degree: 
Counselling Psychology MA
Supervisor: 
Dr. Lucy Le Mare
Award Category: 
CGS M 
SSHRC Decision: 
Offered

Name: Jessamyn Hung
Program/Degree: Counseling Psychology MA
Supervisor: Dr. Masa Minami
Award Category: CGS M
SSHRC Decision: Offered