IRES faculty members Dr. Mark Johnson, Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Dr. Leila Harris are 2021 Killam Scholars

Please join us in congratulating our faculty for their outstanding contributions to mentoring and research!

Dr. Leila Harris was recognized with the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

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”.

Dr. Mark Johnson was recognized with the Killam Faculty Research Fellowship.

Dr. Jiaying Zhao was recognized with the Killam Faculty Research Prize.