Alison Phinney


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Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


My supervisor, Dr. Alison Phinney is #GreatSupervisor because she is so supportive, and encourages me to think creatively and critically.

Lillian Hung (2017)


I feel incredibly lucky to have Dr. Phinney as my doctoral supervisor. She is exactly the supervisor I need to be successful. Alison is an internationally recognized scholar and has been able to guide my scholarship in meaningful and important ways. She has been a fabulous mentor in each step of the research process, helping me to fine tune my ideas, questions, and methods--all aligned with what is current, rigorous, and important in the broader field. She has been a wonderful guide, pointing out opportunities for me to network and learn from some of the top scholars in my field by attending national and international conferences and colloquia with visiting scholars. She has been extremely supportive in building my confidence and competence as an academic scholar, providing feedback in ways that challenge and help me to grow. She is generous with her time, her expertise, and her ideas in ways that make me feel like I am a priority despite all her other commitments. I feel very lucky to work with Dr. Phinney--she has been exceptional in every way possible!

Shelley Canning (2017)



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