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IMRC Student Wins Prestigious Award from the American Geographical Society

Ileana Diaz, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo and IMRC student being supervised by Dr. Alison Mountz, has been awarded one of four American Geographical Society 2019 Council Fellowships.

AGS Councilors selected the winners from a highly competitive field and a record number of
applicants. The AGS will recognize the Fellowship recipients at its annual Fall Symposium at Columbia University on November 21 and 22, 2019.

Illy will use the fellowship funds to support part of her initial fieldwork for her dissertation project, titled “Navigating Food Futures: Post-Disaster Food Sovereignty in Puerto Rico.” She stated, “Being recognized with the AGS Council Fellowship helps me get closer to my goals, this is a wonderful opportunity and recognition. I am truly honored and grateful for this fellowship and for the society’s support of my research.”

“The future of geographic research and innovation is bright as long as we support young scholars,” said Dr. Marie Price, Chair of the Selection Committee and President of AGS. “The AGS Council Fellowship is one of the ways that our society encourages graduate students to pursue original research around the world."

Warmest congratulations to Illy from the IMRC!

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