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Honours and Awards

Academic and Professional Events Fellowship (Canada)

August 2022

I received the fellowship to initiate and organize the first graduate writing retreat in the School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Culture at University of Calgary.


Graduate Student Association Citizenship Award

November 2021

I received a Citizenship award for my leadership activities regarding Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities both on and off-campus in Calgary.

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Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship


September 2021

I am extremely honoured to receive the prestigious Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship for outstanding academic performance in graduate studies.

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Telus Storyhive Grant 


June 2021

I received the Telus Storyhive grant to direct, produce and distribute a mini video podcast series "Through her eyes: Navigating healthcare as a woman of color", which was distributed by TELUS Optik TV On Demand on at least 6 Community Showcase channels in Fall 2021.

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Graduate Fellowship 



I am a co-recipient of a Language Research Centre graduate fellowship to organize workshops on the
issues of racism in the context of Canada. As part of the project and archive of the Black Lives Matter Movement, I put together a list of articles and resources on our website, Narratives of Color.

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Graduate Student’s Association  Quality Money


I received GSA Quality Money to organize inter-departmental academic events twice.

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Best Graduate Academic Paper Award



I was awarded a Jane K. Holland Travel Fellowship by PsyArt Foundation for an outstanding graduate research paper at the 34th International Conference on
Psychology and arts, Sicily, Italy. 


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives

(UK, France and Spain)


After a very severe selection process ––over 300 candidates for 40 places, I received a scholarship place to pursue a Master's program at three European universities: University of Sheffield, Université de Perpignan and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
As a Mundus scholar, I presented my research at multiple conferences in Europe.

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