Faculty of Education

2015 - 16 academic year award recipients

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the names of our award recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. We are very proud of each and every one of our awardees and congratulate them on their achievements!

Fall 2015 Convocation

W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education

The Gold Medal is in honour of the Late Bishop Townshend of London, Ontario, and is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest academic standing in his/her program of study.

We are pleased to announce that our Fall 2015 recipient for the W.A. Townshend Gold Medal is Heather Gauthier whose study, supervised by Dr. Julie Byrd Clark, was entitled “Linguistic identity and investment in Grade 8 Core French Students”.

Heather’s study examined the linguistic identities and language-learning investments of eight Grade 8 core French students at a Cambridge, Ontario elementary school. A particular focus of her work was whether FSL students identify themselves linguistically, if linguistics played a role in the students’ investment in French language learning, and whether students who perceive themselves as bilingual, multilingual, or learners of French have more success than peers who identify themselves as ‘English only’.

Spring 2016 convocation

W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education

The Gold Medal is in honour of the Late Bishop Townshend of London, Ontario, and is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest academic standing in his/her program of study.

We are pleased to share that our Spring 2016 recipient for the W.A. Townshend Gold Medal is Armush Salahadin whose study, supervised by Dr. Jason Brown, was entitled “An Exploration of Service Needs for Adults who Live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder”.

Armush’s thesis examined the supports that are needed by individuals who are impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their caregivers. Participants expressed the importance of their children receiving assistance through constant supervision, day-to-day living arrangements, implementation of services for the adult population, financial stability, as well as legal and emotional support. Results also emphasized that caregivers require services to be consistent and lasting, as this is a life-long impairment.

Other spring 2016 awards and recipients

Walter M. Lobb Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Janell Klassen

Winnifred and Ross Harrison Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Natalie Currie-Patterson

David Wolfe Scholarship on Research on Violence Prevention

Caely Dunlop

Ray Hughes Scholarship on Innovative Practices in Violence Prevention

Adam Manery

Elisabeth Steel Reurink Memorial Award

Randal David

Scotiabank Graduate Award for Studies in Violence Against Women and Children

Katherine Reif
Laura Olszowy
Mike Saxton

Alberta O’Neil Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Melanie-Anne Atkins

Art Geddis “Learning About Teaching” Memorial Award

Lori McKee

Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education Award

Shawna Lee
Li Sun
Pamela Malins

Jessica Jean Campbell Coulson Award

Li Sun

John Dearness Memorial Award

Pejman Habibie

Joan Pedersen Memorial Graduate Award

Bingqing (Rose) Xu

The Robert Macmillan Graduate Award in Educational Leadership

Heather Crowe