The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has awarded the Kitty Newman Memorial Award to Christine Straehle, a professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Each year, the RSC confers this award, which was created in 2007 to highlight the exceptional contributions of an emerging researcher working in the field of philosophy, in the broadest sense of the term. Professor Straehle is the first researcher from the University of Ottawa to receive this award.
Professor Straehle’s research interests intersect the fields of political philosophy and public policy. She is well known for her expertise in the ethics of public health, particularly with regard to access to care and distribution of health resources in Canada and globally. More generally, her research explores questions of migration ethics, global justice and bioethics.
“The University of Ottawa is delighted that Christine Straehle’s excellent research has again been rewarded by the Royal Society of Canada, following her recent appointment to the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists,” said Vice-President, Research Sylvain Charbonneau.
Christine Straehle is among 11 University of Ottawa researchers named to the Royal Society of Canada’s Class of 2019. She received the Kitty Newman Memorial Award at a ceremony held in Ottawa on November 22, 2019.