Awards & Scholarships Reception 2017



McGill’s Faculty of Education: Awards & Scholarships Reception 2017

Each year the Faculty of Education honours our award-winning students with a celebration on campus. The event features speeches and presentations, and offers many of our awardees a chance to meet award sponsors for the first time.

In 2017 this event took place on April 19 in the Art Space of the Education building’s Curriculum Resource Centre, where “The Space Between” art exhibit is currently being hosted. “The Space Between“, presented in partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, provided a stunning backdrop for the event.

After a brief but warm welcome from Dean of Education Dilson Rassier, we heard from Ron Creary, tireless advocate for the disabled, and past director general of the Butters Centre for intellectually disabled and autistic people. The Dr. John A. Bryant Memorial Award, established in 1988 by the Butters Foundation, is awarded annually to graduate students in our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology pursuing studies in the inclusion of disabled students into school and society.

Following Mr. Creary’s introduction, 2017 Dr. John A. Bryant Memorial Award recipient Isabella Scurfield spoke to the assembled guests about her important work as behavioural and educational consultant, where she has been able to follow her passion of working to support and influence policy that maximizes the inclusion of children with developmental disabilities. Isabella Scurfield will graduate this spring with her master’s degree in Educational and Counselling Psychology with McGill’s Faculty of Education.


The event was attended by more than 60 students and donors, representing 26 different awards at McGill’s Faculty of Education. We are especially grateful to our donors for their commitment to education in Canada and at McGill University. The faculty extends a heartfelt congratulations to all of our hardworking and devoted students who were selected as award recipients.

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