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Education and adventure in Canada for PhD student

24 March 2016

Scholarship funds six week research visit to McGill University

Sara Orwig is jetting off to Canada for a period of study with expert academics at Montreal’s McGill University.

McGill University is a highly regarded institution, ranked in the top 25 in the latest QS rankings.

Sara’s visit is being funded by a Scholarship from the International Council for Canadian Studies and Professor Catherine LeClerc, an expert in literary multilingualism and literary translation in the French Department, is the academic sponsor.

Sara’s thesis centres on comparing code exchange in Welsh and French-Canadian literature and therefore sees the trip as an invaluable opportunity to utilise McGill’s library resources.

Discussing the trip, Sara said: “Travelling to Canada and McGill provides me with an opportunity to meet and engage with a number of authors responsible for the texts I am analysing for my thesis. It will also be an opportunity to establish relationships with noted scholars in the field and those interested in the connection between bilingualism and literature.”

Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, Research Director at the School of Welsh, added: “This trip is a wonderful opportunity for Sara to take capitalise on the expertise and perspective of McGill’s academics. She will also be developing professional and personal contacts that will be valuable as she progresses with her thesis.”

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