Ghizlane Laghzaoui Receives EdD and Dean's Convocation Medal

June 18, 2012

Dr. Ghizlane Laghzaoui is the first student to complete her thesis in the French EdD in Educational Leadership at SFU and her defense attracted a lot of academic and media attention.

Over 60 people attended her defense and Dr. Laghzaoui was immediately recruited as a faculty member of the Modern Language Institute of the University of the Fraser Valley.

Her exceptional thesis investigated the integration of immigrant Francophone teachers in urban Vancouver francophone schools and their identities construction through the ways they perceive their practice and their interactions with administration and colleagues. Her work is highly original, well received and a significant contribution to the field of diversity and leadership in French education in Canada.

Read the full story on the Dean of Graduate Studies website.