The International Institute for Child Rights and Development would like to congratulate several scholar-practitioners for receiving awards to improve the lives of children, including:
- Richard Wamimbi, Royal Roads University, Doctoral Candidate of Social Sciences, recieves International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Award
- Laura Wright, Royal Roads University, Master's Candidate for Global Leadership, receives Social Science Human Research Council Master's Fellowship
- Gehan El Sharkawy, Royal Roads University, Doctoral Candidate of Social Sciences
In October 2015, Gehan was sponsored to participate in a competitive mentorship program that is organized by the Arab Families Working Group. A group of reputable and experienced researchers provide one-on-one support to the mentees for nearly a year, and some are chosen to receive seed funding to conduct field research.
IICRD's Dr. Cheryl Heykoop was also accepted into Banff Centre's Getting to Maybe: A Social Innovation Residency, also co-facilitated by Associate Dr. Julian Norris.