September 28, 2023

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Graduate research advancing the Sustainable Enhancement Ambitions | Queen’s Gazette

Doctoral scientists at Queen’s have been awarded $20,000 from Universities Canada to assist their innovative analysis working to improve global wellbeing and education.

Kenneth Gyamerah (Education and learning) and Erynn Monette (University of Kinesiology and Wellness Studies)

Kenneth Gyamerah and Erynn Monette have been identified by Universities Canada and the Global Advancement Exploration Centre (IDRC) for their doctoral investigation that will contribute to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Aims (SDGs). The IDRC is centered on giving funding, awards, and grants to modern scientists resolving some of the most prominent worldwide problems. In partnering with Universities Canada, they have supported the Worldwide Doctoral Study Awards (IDRA) to offer funding of up to $20,000 for college students at Canadian universities.

The IDRA plan is meant to fortify the capacities of emerging scientists, rising the cohort of researchers capable to progress superior quality exploration contributing to the SDGs with a concentration on the Global South. This yr, $480,000 was awarded to 24 doctoral learners at 13 Canadian universities. The 2022 application was aimed at supporting exploration that would handle creating difficulties linked to weather-resilient food items methods, democratic and inclusive governance, instruction and science, worldwide well being, and sustainable inclusive economies.

Award Recipients

Kenneth Gyamerah is a PhD Candidate at Queen’s School of Schooling. His analysis examines the job of African Indigenous know-how units and pedagogies in decolonizing and transforming the instructing and mastering of mathematics and science schooling in Ghanaian main faculties. The IDRA will guidance his perform with Ghanaian educators to help reimagine and change these subjects with the goal of producing them a lot more inclusive, relatable, and available to diverse learners.

Erynn Monette is a MD/PhD scholar at Queen’s University of Kinesiology and Well being Reports. Her exploration examines how society influences well being treatment needs and services shipping and delivery in rural communities. With a concentration on Belize, Erynn’s investigation employs ethnographic and neighborhood-based mostly participatory techniques to determine palliative care wants in rural places and the social and cultural resources that could be utilised to fulfill them. The IDRA will assist progress this research with the intention of contributing to strengthening neighborhood palliative care expert services in minimal-income contexts and building resiliency in the occasion of foreseeable future pandemics and public wellness emergencies.  

“We are happy that the essential work of Queen’s graduate researchers is currently being identified on a nationwide degree,” says Nancy Ross, Vice-Principal (Exploration). “With their target on advancing the Sustainable Development Objectives and bettering good quality of lifestyle for communities all around the globe, Kenneth and Erynn are putting into follow our institutional vision to address the world’s most important and urgent troubles. Congratulations to them on their IDRA achievement.”

Take a look at Universities Canada to learn far more about the recipients of the Intercontinental Doctoral Study Awards.