“Devoted mentor” Stefanie Blain-Moraes wins Carrie M. Derick Award

Award acknowledges outstanding contributions to promoting graduate student excellence through supervision and teaching by a faculty member who has been supervising for 10 years or less
Principal Deep Saini presents Stefanie Blain-Moraes with the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and TeachingOwen Egan / Joni Dufour

As part of the Health Sciences B Convocation Ceremony on May 30, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Consciousness and Personhood Technology, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, received the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching.

“She has been a devoted mentor to her students and an exceptional role model in her approach to teaching and research,” said Lorraine Chalifour, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, in her introduction. Chalifour noted that Blain-Moraes’ unique multidisciplinary background encompasses the fields of biomedical engineering, and anaesthesia and rehabilitation science provides her students with varied and personalized research opportunities. Her students especially value her for her advocacy and for supporting trainees pursuing unconventional academic trajectories.

A gifted researcher, Blain-Moraes was honoured at the Spring 2022 Convocation with a Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.

Watch the award presentation below