Concordia welcomes its 2020-21 Public Scholars
Concordia’s 2021-22 Public Scholars cohort officially started on May 1.
As PhD candidates from diverse disciplines, these 10 students reflect the innovation, social responsibility and high research quality of the university’s graduate programs.
After spending the first months of their tenure participating in specialized training workshops, the Public Scholars will devote the rest of the academic year engaging with the Concordia community and general public through blogs, social media, events and more.
“The Public Scholars represent Concordia’s exceptional talent at the graduate level,” says Faye Diamantoudi, interim dean of graduate studies.
“These inspiring doctoral students are stepping outside the gates of classical academia to share their ideas and creativity with the broader community.”
This year’s group offers fascinating research exploration in areas such as technology and sexology, social media and mental health, local wildlife, and decolonization.
The 2021-22 Concordia Public Scholars
Alexa Ruel, Psychology
How and why do decision-making strategies change across the lifespan?
Ezgi Ozyonum, Education
How and to what extent do strategies for decolonizing curriculum and pedagogy inform the inclusion of other knowledge systems or ways of knowing?
Fanny Gravel-Patry, Communications
Why are women turning to Instagram to care for their mental health?
Felicity Hamer, Communications
What role does the imagination play in remembrance?
Geneviève Grégoire-Labrecque, Individualized Program (INDI)
How does youth participation unfold in a school context?
Louis Lazure, Biology
How does animal behaviour modulate human-wildlife interactions and their management?
Mojtaba Hasannezhad, Electrical and Computer Engineering
How can artificial intelligence-based living assistants enhance the quality of life for vulnerable populations?
Simon Dubé, Psychology
How can we integrate sexology into human-machine interaction and space programs?
Tanya Singh, Marketing
What are the consequences of putting off purchase decisions?
Trish Osler, Art Education
How can art education reach across traditional boundaries to provide us with a more nuanced understanding of creativity?
Find out more about Concordia’s 2021-22 Public Scholars.