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Grad School joins forces with University of British Columbia

The Graduate School of Social and Political Science has joined up with UBC to expand expert supervision in the field of Canadian Studies.

We are pleased to welcome Canadian PhD student Kelsey Wrightson to the Graduate School as part of a new agreement on doctoral supervision. Throughout her research on the display of Canadian indigenous art, Kelsey will be jointly supervised by academics in the Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Kelsey is taking advantage of the Universitas 21 framework, which allows academics from 21 Universities, spread across 4 continents, to provide joint supervision, and allows doctoral students to graduate with a degree endorsed by two world-leading institutions.

The Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh, directed by Dr Annis May Timpson, is internationally recognised as the leading centre for studying Canada in the UK. The Centre’s established graduate programmes, within the Graduate School of Social and Political Science, provide opportunities to develop research projects focusing directly on Canada or situating Canada in a wider context.

Each project proposed under the Universitas 21 framework is subject to individual negotiation to ensure the student is fully supported throughout their research project and that they can benefit from the combined strengths of two Universities. The Graduate School welcome further proposals for joint PhD projects through the Universitas 21 framework. Any student having identified a possible collaborative supervision framework should raise the matter with the appropriate Postgraduate Advisor, or with the Deputy Director of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science, Andy Aitchison.

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