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PhD student Anwar Sheluchin awarded the Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship honours of Canada's first female federal cabinet minister

Mar 07, 2022

PhD student Anwar Sheluchin has been named winner of the 2021-22 Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship. The Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship in Political science was established in 2005 to commemorate the life of The Right Honourable Ellen Louks Fairclough, P.C., C.C., F.C.A, L.L.D, F.R.C.G.S, D.H., U.E., Canada's first female cabinet minister and lifelong advocate for women's rights.

Ms. Sheluchin's doctoral work focuses broadly on Canadian and comparative politics, public policy, and financial governance. Her dissertation research explores the politics of cryptocurrency regulations. Ms. Sheluchin is also a Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University's Digital Society Lab where she has worked on the COVID-19 Monitor project and has contributed to the growing body of literature on public opinion in relation to COVID-19 policy interventions, including two co-authored articles which have appeared in Canadian Public Policy and Politics & Gender.

Ms. Sheluchin has also been actively contributing to the literature on financial regulations and governance. She has two co-authored book chapters with Dr. Tony Porter. Their first contribution appears in the Handbook of Business and Public Policy and their second book chapter will appear in the annual Canada Among Nations publication, a key source for contemporary insight into Canadian foreign policy issues.