Carleton University’s Audrey Girouard, associate professor in the School of Information Technology, is one of six distinguished Canadian scientists to be recognized for educational excellence as part of the Partners in Research National Awards in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Biomedicine.
“Carleton is extremely proud of Girouard’s continued success in the area of human–computer interaction,” said Rafik Goubran, acting vice-president (Research and International). “Our researchers are known for developing creative solutions to real-world problems and the work she is being recognized for is an excellent example of the world-class research we produce.”
Girouard will receive the Technology Ambassador Award for her contributions to education at the 2017 Partners in Research National Awards in Ottawa on Monday, May 9, 2017.
“I am honoured by the recognition and hope it will encourage young scientists to engage in the field of human-computer interaction,” said Girouard. “This is a great endorsement of my team’s work at the Creative Interactions Lab. I also thank the Carleton School of Information Technology (CSIT) and the university for their continuous support, as well as the national and provincial funding agencies.”
Girouard’s work is internationally recognized as leading in her field. Her current research is in user interfaces and flexible displays, and evaluating how the next generation of displays will affect how people interact with them.
Through her Creative Interactions website, she features her students’ research and creates videos to accompany publications. As the first female member of CSIT, she has been a strong voice in encouraging women in this field. Girouard actively involves herself in hands-on youth outreach, twice acting as a mentor for the Virtual Ventures summer camp.
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