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Dr. Sandra Kouritzin honoured as Distinguished Professor

May 27, 2022 — 

Faculty of Education Professor Dr. Kouritzin has been recognized by UM prestigious title of Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Sandra Kouritzin

The prestigious title of Distinguished Professor is conferred on academic staff members who have demonstrated outstanding distinction in research, scholarship, creative endeavours, professional service and teaching. Up to three people may receive this honor each year, and not more than 25 full-time professors may hold the title at one time. Distinguished Professors are appointed by the University’s Board of Governors on the recommendation of a Distinguished Professor Selection Committee, chaired by the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor.

Dr. Sandra Kouritzin is a tenured, full professor in the Faculty of Education. She has devoted the past 20+ years at the University of Manitoba to the education of teachers in Teaching English as a Second Language, to Qualitative Research Methodologies and to Post-Secondary Education. Her research on first language loss, immigrant mothers and mothering across colour lines has had significant impact in areas of research that are currently gaining momentum in the field. A T. Falconer Rh Award winner, she has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has attracted over 2 million dollars in research funds to the University of Manitoba. Her leadership as editor for the TESL Canada Journal for over 6 years had a significant impact on the availability of quality Canadian research in second language education nationally and internationally. As the President of TESL Canada she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, the development of new working relationships with the many organizations involved in second language learning and the maintenance of continuing relationships with government, NGOs and educational institutions involved in second language education. Dr. Kouritzin has served as valued chair or committee member at all levels of governance at the University of Manitoba.

“Contribution internationally, nationally and locally to the field of Second Language Education Dr. Kouritzin’s record of leadership in her field of Second Language Education is exceptional.”

Her current funded research collaboration with Drs. Satoru Nakagawa, Clea Schmidt and Filibero Penados is an international endeavor to include local students at the University of Manitoba and graduate students in Belize in an exploration of how language and cultural understandings of land intersect.

Her current research is a continuation and reflection of the work that Dr. Kouritzin has been engaged in and recognized for the past 20 years as evidenced by her keynote and plenary speaker presentations internationally and locally and her significant publication history in second language education locally, nationally and internationally.

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