Dr. Susan Porter receives award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education

January 27, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has named Dr. Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as the fifth recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education, for her passionate advocacy and invaluable contributions to UBC and the international graduate education community.

Dr. Porter has been integral to the work on “reimagining the PhD” at UBC, Canada, and beyond. Under her leadership, UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies created the Public Scholars Initiative to support doctoral students across all disciplines and to test the idea of reconceiving concepts of dissertation scholarship to include collaborative, action-oriented research intended to make lasting contributions to the public good. She also co-led a national task force on the subject as the President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, and led conversations with and the development of resources for colleagues around the world.

Please visit the UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website to read about the award.

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