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Dr. Jennifer Leason receives Peak Scholar recognition from University of Calgary

Monday, January 28, 2019

The department offers congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Leason on her nomination as a 2018 PEAK Scholar.  Dr. Leason was nominated by the Dean of Arts and colleagues for her project “Education for Reconciliation: Transforming Empathy to Social Action”.

Leason has been nominated for her work in Truth and Reconciliation. In addition to her multifaceted, interdisciplinary research, teaching and service that span local, provincial, national and international Indigenous communities, her education for reconciliation experiential learning exercise has been transformational. The exercise, which has been conducted across Canada has improved lives by transforming participant’s capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect for Indigenous peoples (TRC, 2015: p. 7, #62–63 iii); and skills-based training in intercultural competence, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism (TRC 2015, p. 3, #24).

PEAK scholars were celebrated at a luncheon earlier in the year, but Jennifer was finally able to accept her award officially from Dean Sigurdson last week!

Please join us in congratulating her for this honor!

Full list of Peak scholars 2018.