In September, Fulbright Canada announced the 2019-2020 Fulbright Canada grantees which included 15 Canadian scholars and 33 American scholars. Among the Canadian scholars awarded a Fulbright grant were McGill Professors Gordon Hickey and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, who are currently taking up their award at American universities for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year.
The prestigious Fulbright Scholar award is granted to highly accomplished individuals who are both exceptional scholars in their respective fields and engaged community leaders. The scholars will advance knowledge of critical social, economic, and scientific issues while, at the same time, help enhance mutual understanding between the United States of America and Canada.
Gordon Hickey, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at the Department of Natural Resource Sciences specializing in sustainable natural resource management, policy and governance, is the 2019-2020 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Research Chair in Arctic Studies is hosted through a pre-arranged affiliation between Fulbright Canada and Dartmouth College. Hickey’s Fulbright research project, ‘Trust, control and risk in strategic alliance networks: Novel insights for transboundary Arctic fisheries governance,’ seeks to better understand the ways in which Canadian and US Arctic fisheries stakeholders are approaching emergent transboundary governance challenges in a context of extreme information deficit; how different inter-dependencies are driving their need to form strategic alliance networks; and how they might subsequently collaborate, co-learn, and integrate knowledge in order to ensure the sustainability of Arctic marine fish and fisheries in the future.
Amélie Quesnel-Vallée is a Professor at the Departments of Sociology and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and a Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequities. Quesnel-Vallée is the 2019-2020 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Quebec Studies at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, working on her research project, ‘Connecting Health and Social Care for Older Adults: Comparative Evidence from Canada and the U.S..’ Her research examines the contribution of social policies to the development of social inequalities in health, and studies the impact of public coverage and private health insurance regulation on general and mental health in select countries who are a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).