Last month, our Lab Manager Ruxi Gheorghe was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship to fund her doctoral research. The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships–Doctoral (CGS-D) program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-caliber doctoral students at Canadian institutions.

Titled Conceptualizing Gender-Based Countertransference, Empathy and Boundaries: A Simulation-Based Study on Women Social Workers and Incel Clients, Ruxi hopes to research the therapeutic interplay between women-identifying social workers and involuntary celibate clients, otherwise known as incels. She aims to employ simulation-based research methodologies at the SIM Lab to carry out this work.

Congratulations Ruxi!