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STLHE names latest cohort of 3M National Student Fellows

The cohort represents an array of interests, including sports-injury medicine, Indigenous health and wellness, and podcasting.


The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has announced the winners of the 2019 3M National Student Fellowship Awards. Each student is awarded $5,000 plus registration and expenses to attend the annual STLHE conference, to be held in Winnipeg this year, and the cohort collaborates throughout the year on a teaching and learning-related project.

The recipients are:

Mathieu Chin is a third-year kinesiology student majoring in biomechanics at the University of Calgary. Through the Pathways to Medicine Scholarship Program, Mr. Chin holds conditional acceptance in the 2020 cohort of the university’s MD program. An undergraduate researcher at the Sports Injury Prevention Research Center, Mr. Chin has contributed to research on the effectiveness of body-checking policies in youth hockey.

Mathew Dueck is studying towards a bachelor of Indigenous social work at Laurentian University. Mr. Dueck has roots in nēhiyawak (Plains Cree) and Red River Métis communities, and was raised in the Mennonite tradition in Manitoba. His upbringing and the challenges of being a person with a disability have driven Mr. Dueck towards work that prioritizes human rights and inclusion. He aspires for a career that bridges advocacy and legislation.

Taylor Irvine is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the department for the study of religion at the University of Toronto. Ms. Irvine has participated in knowledge-translation projects in Kenya that engaged stakeholders with the goal of providing accessible information on cancer and health care to improve health outcomes for patient families. She hopes to have a career in human rights policy.

Owen Dan Luo is currently pursuing a bachelor of health sciences, specializing in child health, at McMaster University. Growing up with a sibling with Klinefelter syndrome inspired and motivated Mr. Dan Luo to advocate for children and students with special needs, and to work towards a career as a clinician. He serves as editor-in-chief of the undergraduate health sciences journal, The Meducator was awarded a Governor General’s Academic Medal, and the Chancellor’s Gold Medal.

Ethan Pohl is a fourth-year undergraduate student in sociology with a concentration in criminology, law and social policy at Bishop’s University. Mr. Pohl is station manager of Bishop’s Toast Radio (a student-run online radio station) and a member of the Maple League’s student advisory council. He helped design and run a podcast-based course for the English department and his work has been published in the Justice Report and the International Journal for Students as Partners.

Mariam Ragab is a third-year computer science student with a minor in social justice and inequality at Dalhousie University. Ms. Ragab is the Atlantic coordinator for Global Vision, where she co-organized national youth ambassador caucuses, an Arctic youth ambassador summit, among other events. Ms. Ragab was a judge at the World University Debate Championships and represented Canada as part of the youth delegation to APEC 2018.

Hayat Showail is a student of environment, sustainability and society at Dalhousie University. Ms. Showail has developed a passion for community work and different cultures and takes pride in creating spaces for conversations on racism, tokenism and equity on campus. She is a volunteer tutor and works at Dalhousie’s Bissett Student Success Centre.

Tonya-Leah Watts is pursuing a BSc in biomedical sciences at Trent University, with a minor in Indigenous studies. Originally from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ms. Watts aspires to have a medical career founded on both Western and Indigenous knowledges. She has been involved in research and mentorship programs at McMaster University, SickKids and the University of Toronto.

Tingting Yan is a fourth-year student pursuing a BHSc, with a major in biomedical sciences, at the University of Calgary. She created Humans of UCalgary, a social media project inspired by Humans of New York, which has been collected as an open-access book of photojournalism. Ms. Yan has presented neuroimaging research at the World Congress on Brain Injury, studied public health in Singapore and India, and this summer, she will work on a research project for Healthy Child Uganda in Mbarara.

Enav Zipora Zusman is a student in the entry-to-practice stream of the doctor of pharmacy program (PharmD) at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Zusman created a support group for student-mothers like herself at UBC. As a vice-president with UBC’s Graduate Student Society, she advocated for student-mothers to administration and government. Her research has focused on on medication adherence and mental health during pregnancy.

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