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Morgan Gagnon and Shawn Huberdeau Awarded SSHRC Scholarships

April 10, 2019

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Morgan Gagnon and Shawn Huberdeau, MA students in Philosophy, have each won a Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Morgan Gagnon says about her research:

"My research is motivated by a deep concern for the way in which universities respond to issues of sexual violence. I’m interested in the potential of restorative justice to address instances of sexual violence in the university, which commits me to tracing the complications/challenges of rape culture as well as institutional hierarchies. In this, I rely on both case studies (e.g. the Dalhousie School of Dentistry, the University of Alberta) and philosophical accounts of restorative justice and/or reconciliation. Capped by my MRP, I hope my research will provide strong philosophical arguments for sexual violence policies that are survivor-centred and committed to the well-being of the university community."

Shawn Huberdeau has been working and writing on the concepts of sex and gender. Shawn argues that both concepts are social constructs and should be treated as such.

Canada Graduate Scholarships are highly competitive, prestigious awards. These successes are a testament to the strengths of the Philosophy Department's graduate students and their high quality work.

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