1 September 2016

In 2015, former paralympic athlete and 2011 scholar, Danielle Peers received her doctorate in physical education and recreation from University of Alberta. This summer, she returned to her alma mater and is now working with her former colleagues as an assistant professor in the field of adapted physical activity.

During her interview with the University of Alberta’s newspaper, she addressed how her scholarship shaped her doctoral research:

The [Pierre Elliott] Trudeau Foundation scholarship offered something that no other scholarship I know of does: a community of scholars, established academics, and mentors from outside of Academia to support and push my research (at least three times a year!) to have as significant an impact on Canadian policy, communities, and society as possible. These cross-disciplinary and cross-sector conversations added breadth to my knowledge about social issues in Canada, but also crucial skills and knowledge about mobilizing research findings.”

Check out her interview on her alma mater’s web site

Danielle Peers

Danielle is assessing how the perceptions held by Canadians influence the rights and opportunities of disabled citizens

2011 Scholars