Awards and Distinctions


The Canada Research Coordinating Committee invited our member Carlos Martínez Valle to serve as committee member on the New Frontiers in Research Fund, Tri-Agency funding program that commenced 2 years ago. There are three funding programs: Exploration, Transformation & International. Carlos is being invited for the Transformation program which is a high value competition – up to $24 million per project.

2022 Distinguished Historian Award from the Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious, June 26–29, 2022, at the University of Notre Dame’s CUSHWA Center and cosponsored by Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana), and the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College.

Sol Serrano Perez, first woman recipient of the History National Prize in Chile, is seen here with President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, in 2018.

George Edward Clerk Award, Canadian Catholic Historical Association for contributions to Catholic History, May 30, 2018. The highest honour bestowed by the CCHA.

Toronto Dominion Bank Award as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians, Toronto, November 21, 2017.

Rosa Bruno-Jofré has been elected in 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Humanities Division of the Academy of Arts and Humanities.

Royal Society of Canada elects four Queen’s University researchers.

Four Queen’s University researchers have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the most prestigious academic society in Canada. Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Margaret Moore, and Kim Nossal were elected to the Fellowship of the academy, while Grégoire Webber was named a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

The group offers a diverse range of research interests including foreign and defence policy, the history of education, territorial rights, and human rights.

The Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada comprises over 2,000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.

Queen’s is proud to be home to over 90 members of the Fellowship and 11 members of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

“Congratulations to the four researchers recognized as members of this esteemed group of Canada’s most influential academics,” says Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University. “This honour reflects their outstanding leadership in the field of research and the significant contributions they have made to the academy.”

Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Education) is internationally acclaimed for her research into the history of education, the development of large interdisciplinary projects, and her futuristic view of outreach. She has contributed innovative approaches to the study of Catholic history.

For more information, visit the Royal Society of Canada website.

Journal Distinctions

The Editorial Board is thrilled to announce that the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ-ACRS) has awarded Encounters in Theory and History of Education the 2021 Journal Innovation Award.
The Association said in its announcement, “This award recognizes outstanding journal work and highlights the contributions that journals make to scholarly discourse. In making their decision on the award, the judges were impressed by the active innovations being made by [Encounters] in both design and media.”


THEIRG and the editors of Encounters are pleased to announce that we are an official sponsor for the 2020 International Conference on Politics and History of Education. The conference will take place June 3–5, 2020 and it will be hosted by the University of La Laguna – Spain. The theme for this year’s conference is Transfer, Transnationalization and Transformation of Education Policies (1945–2018). Submissions invited for Individual Communications and Thematic Panels in Spanish, English, Italian, or Portuguese. Deadline for the submission of the full text of the panel presentation (2000–2250 words) and of each paper (2000–2250 words) was December 10, 2019. Further information on the conference can be found at