Professor Claudia Mitchell delivers keynote address at McGill's annual Bravo gala


Published: 16Mar2017

Another round of applause for McGill’s award-winning researchers

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 [source] By Meaghan Thurston
The winter storm that walloped Montreal on the evening of March 14 didn’t dampen the sunny mood at McGill’s annual Bravo gala. Upwards of 200 people braved the weather to celebrate the incredible work, unparalleled dedication and impressive accomplishments of McGill’s leading researchers. The gala, hosted by Rosie Goldstein, Vice Principal of Research and Innovation, honours those at the University who have won major provincial, national and international research prizes and awards during the previous year.

Over 80 researchers were honoured, including Claudia Mitchell of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), winner of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Gold Medal award. Mitchell also delivered a keynote address at the gala.

In her remarks, Prof. Mitchell reflected on the thinkers who have had an impact on her research career, and on the sometimes-indefinable value of exploring unanswered questions: “There are two philosophers and researchers who have had an impact on me because of the questions they have raised. One is Ursula Franklin…she posed this question: “what will you know when you know it?” This is a question that is never solved in one research grant, [nor] answered in one body of literature and perhaps it’s never answered in a lifetime of research.”

Other honourees from McGill's Faculty of Education included DISE Professor Shaheen Shariff (founder of the the Define the Line projects), as Faculty Finalist for the inaugural Principal's Prize for Outreach Through Media, and DISE Course Lecturer Jill Brook, recipient of the 2017 SPEAQ Board of Directors award.

Photos from the event, a video celebrating research prizes and awards and a complete listing of Bravo honourees is available here.

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