Super smart Stacey nails two big ones (photo)Monday, August 19, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Alumna Stacey Devlin wins prestigious SHRC Scholarship
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (August 19, 2013) - Algoma University is pleased to announce that recent graduate Stacey Devlin has been awarded a prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, valued at $17,500.
"Stacey is engaged in unique and innovative research in the field of history and cartography," said Dr. David Schantz, vice-president of academic and research at Algoma University. "We are pleased to see her excellent work being recognized by SSHRC, and we wish her all the best in her future research endeavors and graduate studies."
SSHRC scholarships provide graduate students with funds to help support their research efforts in full-time graduate programs across Canada.
These scholarships also help students develop sophisticated research skills, and assist in the training of young research professionals in both the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Devlin is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, and graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at Korah Collegiate and Vocational School.
This past June, she graduated from Algoma University with a combined major Bachelor of Arts Honours degree cum laude in history and English, and is currently working as a research assistant in the university's English Department.
She will be attending Western University in London, Ontario in September for her one-year Master of Arts in public history.
The program consists of two semesters of course work and a summer internship in a museum or art space where she will gain curatorial and museum studies experience.
To help fund her studies at Western University, Devlin has also received a hefty Research and Teaching Assistant Scholarship, valued at over $10,000.
In April, Devlin also presented her fourth-year history thesis, "The World Map, 1200-1500: Cartography and Ideology in the Mappaemundi of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance", to a panel of experts at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Toronto.
Her invitation by Algoma University faculty and presence at the conference was a rarity for undergraduate students, since the conference consists of graduate students completing their doctoral studies, and experienced professors.
It was this work which won her the prestigious SSHRC scholarship.
Devlin is excited to continue with higher education in the fall.
"I'm genuinely excited about Western's MA in public history," said Devlin. "The courses are interesting, the professors sound great and the skills I'll gain will be of immediate practical use. As for finances, I am extremely grateful to have been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship from SSHRC. It's wonderful to know that I can pursue my studies without worrying about finances and debt."
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in psychology, computer science, business administration, fine arts, community economic & social development, and biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
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