Celebrating Achievements: Sociology PhD Students Secure OGS Scholarships and Mary H. Beatty Fellowship

June 21, 2023 by Vansh Singh Ruhela

Today we celebrate the remarkable achievements of three of our Sociology PhD students. Andrea Roman Alfaro and Eduardo Gutierrez Cornelius have been awarded The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for International Students, and Natalia Bittencourt Otto has been honored with the esteemed Mary H. Beatty Fellowship.

The OGS program, active since 1975, has continued to reward Ontario's most outstanding graduate students across all academic disciplines. Every year, the Province of Ontario and the partnering University jointly fund these scholarships, delegating a specific number of awards each University can grant. The OGS provides an essential platform for students like Andrea and Eduardo to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, seek guidance from exceptional research mentors in their chosen fields, and make significant contributions to the Canadian research ecosystem during their award tenure and beyond. Andrea Roman Alfaro and Eduardo Gutierrez Cornelius have made the international community proud by showcasing academic excellence and securing this prestigious award. Their achievement is not only a testament to their hard work but also an indication of the potential that international students bring to the research landscape. Meanwhile, Natalia Bittencourt Otto's award, the Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, is a prestigious fellowship into the doctoral program, granted solely based on the Departmental recommendation. Otto's selection underscores her exceptional abilities and the high regard she holds within the department.

We are incredibly proud of Andrea, Eduardo, and Natalia for their remarkable achievement. These awards are a testament to their dedication, hard work, and intellectual prowess. We have no doubt that they will continue to contribute significantly to their respective fields of study, pushing boundaries and elevating the research landscape.