Meet the Faculty’s award-winning doctoral graduates

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Three doctoral students from the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa have been awarded two Governor General’s gold medals and one fellowship in recognition of their top-level research and scholastic achievements.

  • Keri Cheechoo, a University of Ottawa doctoral graduate, was one of the first recipients of the new Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students, which are awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario;
  • Kristof Avramsson, a graduate of the University of Ottawa, received the 2017 Governor General’s Gold Medal for a doctoral dissertation entitled “Men knitting: a queer pedagogy.” This award is bestowed on the best graduate-level thesis in the Arts, Social Sciences, Law or Education;
  • Marie-Eve Skelling Desmeules, who completed her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, won the 2018 Governor General’s Gold Medal for her dissertation, entitled: Une finalité commune au travail du corps : l’étude des expériences de formation de l’acteur au regard de la théorie de l’activité selon des professeurs de voix, d’interprétation et de mouvement, which deals with the reflections of voice, interpretation and movement teachers on activity theory and the kinetic training of actors. 

Congratulations to Keri, Kristof and Marie-Eve for your tremendous achievements!


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