A Canadian Studies student has won a prestigious prize awarded by the province of Quebec.
Harriet Kennedy, a first-year PhD student, has won the 2012 postgraduate Prix du Quebec, which is designed to assist UK researchers to carry out research on the Canadian province.
This year, the prize marks the 50th anniversary of the Quebec Government Office in London.
Agent General for Quebec, M. Pierre Boulanger, presented Harriet with the prize at the 2012 British Association for Canadian Studies Conference in Cambridge.
Harriet’s research investigates Quebecois comic strips and the extent that they offer new insight into Quebec’s identity.
The Centre of Canadian Studies is delighted that Harriet's innovative research has been rewarded with this prize. Her project is part of an exciting range of work on Quebec politics, culture and history being developed by colleagues and research students at the Centre.
Annis May Timpson
Director Centre of Canadian Studies
The Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh is internationally recognised as the leading centre for studying Canada in the UK.
Located in the University’s School of Social and Political Science, the Centre’s graduate programmes provide opportunities to develop research projects that focus directly on Canada or situate Canada in relation to broader research.
Its expertise includes indigenous studies, nationalism and diaspora studies.
This article was published on Apr 9, 2012