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Laurier PhD student recognized for contributions to mental health field

Tin Vo was awarded a Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
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Laurier's Faculty of Social Work in downtown Kitchener. File photo

A PhD student in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University has been awarded a Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for his work, contributions to the field of mental health.

Tin Vo received the award for his research on mental health and the social well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people within LGBTQ community centres and other spaces, helping to provide a more fluid, integrated and effective services network for everyone.

The other scholarship went to Calvin Prowse, a Master of Social Work student at McMaster University.

“With the mental health field constantly evolving, we must look to passionate and creative scholars like Tin and Calvin to not only serve their communities, but also to seize the opportunity to fill the painful gaps that occurred throughout the pandemic, in learning and education” said the Honourable Hilary M. Weston.

Weston, current Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and two cabinet ministers all took part in Monday's virtual awards ceremony.

Each scholarship is worth $7,500.

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