Campion College alumnus Dr. Adam Dubé was presented the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, which recognizes the most outstanding academic performance by a graduate student, at the University of Regina convocation ceremony on 6 June 2012.
Graduating with a Doctor in Philosophy in Psychology (Experimental and Applied), Dubé has received numerous awards and scholarships throughout his academic studies including Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada graduate scholarships, a Dean’s Scholarship, and the Campion College Graduate Scholarship.
Dubé completed both his master’s and doctoral degrees under the supervision of Campion College Psychology Professor Katherine Robinson, a path chosen after completing the honours program during his undergraduate studies.
“I always wanted to work with children and thought clinical was the only way to do that within my field of study,” says Dubé. Working alongside Dr. Robinson, going to schools for a two-month period, collecting data, testing their math skills and building a rapport with the students, Dubé quickly realized that the experimental side could provide the same opportunity.
Dubé’s doctoral research investigates how adolescents and young adults develop mathematical knowledge, which is useful in ensuring teaching methods are achieving the desired results. Research findings by Robinson and Dubé have been cited by a major journal in educational psychology and by a US task force on mathematics education, which recommended changes to the delivery of education based on their findings.
Also receiving an award at the University of Regina convocation ceremonies this week is Campion student Natasha Jaques, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. At the University convocation ceremony on 7 June 2012, Jaques will be presented the S.E. Stewart in Arts, an award given to the most distinguished student receiving a first degree in the Faculty of Arts.
Students receiving awards at the Campion College ceremony for high academic achievement and community involvement are Nathan Magnus and Anneliese Weber. Magnus is the recipient of the Reverend Gerald F. Lahey, S.J. Prize, which is given to the year's most outstanding Campion College graduate. Weber is this year's recipient of the Campion College Award of Merit, a distinction given to a graduating Campion student who has consistently manifested the Ignatian spirit in working generously for the good of the College and the community.