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Professors Bourgeault, Saadi, and Dutta honoured at Dean’s Assembly

Congratulations to the winners of the Telfer School of Management Research Excellence Awards, which were announced at the Dean’s Assembly on June 7, 2016:

  • Ivy Lynn Bourgeault - Established Researcher Award
  • Samir Saadi - Up-and-Coming Researcher Award
  • Shantanu Dutta - Innovative Researcher Award
About the winners

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault - Established Researcher Award

Professor Bourgeault was recognized for her outstanding contributions in research and to the academic community. Professor Bourgeault was the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the tri-council agencies and is the author of nearly 140 peer-reviewed publications. She has achieved significant impact with her studies on health workforce issues, women’s health and qualitative health research methods. Her recent research focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian health care system. Ivy has been a Full Professor since 2008, first in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and, since 2014, at Telfer, where she holds the CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health. Ivy was recently elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Samir Saadi - Up-and-Coming Researcher Award

This award, which recognizes young researchers “on a path to research excellence”, went to Samir Saadi, Assistant Professor of finance at Telfer. Professor Saadi  has achieved tri-council funding and significant impact with his research while supporting students’ research training. Professor Saadi is the author of more than 30 peer reviewed journals and the principal investigator in the project “Social Media, Investor Sentiment and Initial Public Offerings” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Researcher at the Groupe ESC (École supérieure de commerce) in Troyes, France (June-July 2016).

Shantanu Dutta - Innovative Researcher Award

Shantanu Dutta was the recipient of the Innovative Researcher Award, which recognizes “timely, impactful and innovative research” and the demonstration of “out-of-the-box thinking”. Professor Dutta was recognized for his research focusing on how media coverage influences a firm’s financial and strategic decisions. Professor Dutta is currently a co-investigator on two new projects supported by grants from SSHRC. An Associate Professor in the finance section, professor Dutta is the author of numerous articles in highly regarded peer-reviewed publications, including among others, the Journal of Corporate Finance.