EDGES member, Prof. Leila Harris, has been awarded the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Congratulations, Leila!
The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Recipients show outstanding ability to foster the intellectual, professional, and personal development of graduate students, as well as activities that go beyond excellent research supervision, including personal development and service to the scholarly community.
A Professor in Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Dr. Harris exemplifies a uniquely empowering and inclusive mentorship style that supports the development of thoughtful, rigorous, and productive researchers, as well as diverse global citizens and leaders. According to her mentees, Dr. Harris encourages her students to high standards of scholarly integrity, productivity, and research ethics. Through her EDGES lab, she models a supportive and collaborative environment with peer-to-peer learning. As one of Dr. Harris’s mentees notes, “Leila provides an example of the type of mentor I strive to be”.
See Leila’s recipient citation on the 2021 Killam Laureates page, available here.