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MA Political Science Student Nicolette Stuart wins the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award!

Congratulations to MA Student Nicolette Stuart in Political Science on winning the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award!

Sep 18, 2017

Nicolette Stuart received the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship which is given to Canadian citizens or, Permanent Residents who are entering their first year of a Master's or Doctoral program at McMaster University in those disciplines that receive funding primarily from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowships are made possible through a bequest from the estate of Harry Lyman Hooker.

Nicolette was drawn to McMaster’s Masters of Arts in Political Science program for its faculties’ rich understanding of electoral malpractice and social policy. Her undergraduate thesis, “Deliberative Rhetoric in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes: A Case Study of Singapore,” left her curious about the mechanisms supporting human development in autocratic regimes like Singapore and Malaysia. Her interest in human development can be partly attributed to her professional research experience at Alberta Children’s Services. Conducting focus groups with youth in government care illustrated the multifaceted nature of social inequality. She hopes that McMaster’s graduate program will illuminate theoretical and practical questions about global social issues that she doesn’t yet know exist. Her admittance to McMaster also earned her a Political Science Graduate Studies Award from the University of Lethbridge.

Congratulations Nicolette Stuart and all the best in your studies!