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Creighton Avery receives a 2019 L'Oréal Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO award (with Ruby Heap, Copresidente, FCRF)

PhD Candidate Creighton Avery honoured through L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program

On November 25 at the French Embassy in Canada, PhD Candidate Creighton Avery was one of five Canadian researchers honoured and rewarded through the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program, with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The program has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers.

Nov 27, 2019

Since 2003, L'Oréal Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO reward 5 young doctorate and post doctorate women researchers. In collaboration with the France Canada Research Fund (FCRF), two fellowships of $5,000 each were given to encourage and develop scientific and university exchanges between France and Canada, in all areas of knowledge, from fundamental science to human and social sciences.

Creighton's research focuses on the Roman Empire (1-4th centuries CE), where she is working to understand when - and how - children transitioned to adults, both physically (by assessing puberty) and socially (by examining changes in diet). She also hopes to address how these experiences of aging differed depending on gender, status, and location within the Roman Empire. In her research, she uses a wide range of methods and data, including macroscopic examination of skeletal remains, chemical analyses of teeth, and ancient literary sources. 

The full announcement can be found via here.