Congratulations to Justin Paulson on receiving a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award!

Dr. Paulson is currently the Director of the Institute of Political Economy and a Professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department. Dr. Paulson was one of eight faculty members  to receive this recognition.  The Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards are sponsored by the Faculty of Graduate and postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of the Vice-president (Research and International). These awards recognize faculty who render exceptional service to graduate students as supervisors and research mentors.  Nominations for these awards come directly from students.  Since the inception of these awards in 2010, we have had 11 of our cross-appointed faculty members receive this award.  Past winners include:  Patricia Ballamingie, Susan Braedley, Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan, Irena Knezevic, Dwayne Winseck, Cristina Rojas, Sheryl Hamilton, Hans-Martin Jaeger, Janet Siltanen and Aaron Doyle.

For more information on the other 2021 – 2022 winners and past recipients, please go to the full post on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs website.

Below are some edited quotes taken from their nominators’ letters for Justin Paulson.

  • I truly believe I would not have been able to graduate without his ongoing support. Justin is a fantastic educator and truly the best of what Carleton has to offer!”
  • “For years after my graduate and postgraduate studies, I asked Justin for reference letters, and wherever I was, he never failed me. I live and work abroad now, but whenever I think of visiting Ottawa, Justin is at the top of my list to contact.”
  • “Paulson is a thoughtful professor who really cares about his lectures and seminars and as a graduate mentor is heavily invested in the success of his students.”
  • “His support was key for me to overcome the multiple doubts that I experienced after I completed my dissertation and felt like I would never be able to secure a permanent position in a Canadian University. The labour market for tenure track positions is very tight. He always recalled how much he trusted me and that gave me the confidence and the strength to continue doing what is needed to secure employment as a professor at Athabasca University.”