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Faculty of Arts - Award in Internationalization

The Faculty of Arts Award in Internationalization is given to a faculty member who promotes an increase in students’ awareness of international culture, perspective and issues. Examples might include courses integrating international experience, teaching material based on research in other countries and facilitating international student exchange. The award, worth $1,000, is given to a faculty member for research, travel, or activities related to professional development.

Faculty of Arts Award in Internationalization 2020

Lori Wilkinson

Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Immigration Research West research group, is this year’s winner of the Faculty of Arts Award in Internationalization. Dr. Wilkinson’s fields of specialization include immigration and refugee studies, anti-racism and survey and qualitative methods.

Dr. Wilkinson works to promote and increase students’ awareness of international cultures, perspectives, and issues and has an outstanding record of research and collaboration on issues of pressing global importance. Her research on refugees, displaced peoples, international students and the challenges facing their resettlement is woven into her courses, allowing students to benefit from learning about these globalized problems from the perspective of one of its leading scholars. Her teaching challenges students to think about issues facing the voluntary and involuntary movement of peoples from a global perspective. Dr. Wilkinson’s commitment to globalized, experiential learning is evident through her work with MITACS students, her mentoring of graduate students conducting international themed research and her promotion of international experiences for her students.

Dr. Wilkinson shares her knowledge as a board member of the Immigrant Centre Manitoba, is a key contributor and researcher with the Association of Canadian Studies and the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network established in early 2020 and in June 2020 received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study how COVID-19 impacts populations of Indigenous, racialized persons and newcomers in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. In March 2020, as a Conference Co-chair, she planned to welcome close to 1000 researchers, policy makers and representatives from community and settlement organizations working in the field of immigration and settlement from across Canada and around the world to the National Metropolis Conference here in Winnipeg when it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.



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Faculty of Arts Award in Internationalization

Nomination Process: Nominations can be made by Department  Heads, Program Coordinators, colleagues, or students (both undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Arts or graduate students completing their degrees in a department or program in the Faculty of Arts). Self-nominations are also encouraged. The nomination will be a letter of recommendation describing the contribution of the candidate and should not be more than three pages (use accompanying nomination form). Additional letters of support and other supporting material can be appended. The nomination package should be sent to the Associate Dean in charge of international education, C/O 307 Fletcher Argue Building.
Nomination deadline is April 30th