Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos - 2015 Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Mentorship

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

Thomas Hadjistavropolous is known amongst fellow faculty and graduate students as a strong leader both in research and in the lives of his students.

Over 100 students have benefited from Hadjistavropoulos’ research grants, receiving funding that helped to support their studies. In addition, his students have had opportunities to publish peer-reviewed articles, chapters and abstracts together with their academic mentor. Such publications have been essential to these students’ academic success by helping them to establish a publication track record and pursue exciting avenues of research.

As a graduate student supervisor, Hadjistavropoulos has brought his academic curiosity, research expertise and leadership experience fully to bear to the benefit of his students. The quality of his supervision has been described by many former students as encouraging, dedicated, collaborative, and “unmatched.” His colleagues are quick to note that his recipients of 28 graduate degrees have gone on to great achievements of their own, fuelled in large part by the guidance and opportunities they received under his supervision.

Hadjistavropoulos has been recognized for his leadership, vision, and work with students on numerous occasions. In 2006, the University of Saskatchewan awarded him the Alumni Mentorship Award for distinguished contributions to the mentorship of graduate students. His expertise in the area has been recognized by the Student Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, which invited him to give a keynote address on achieving research success.

The Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Mentorship focuses on the impact of the candidate’s mentorship on his growth and development as a mentor, the development and growth of his mentees as future scholars and researchers, and the contribution of their shared scholarship and research to the lives of other students and academics who witness and cite their work.