Dr. Lori Friesen’s Honors & Awards
SSHRC Award (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
for her doctoral research, in which she explored how one class of grade 2 children experienced an animal-assisted literacy program.
California Gold Ribbon Schools as participants of Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed.
Golden Key International Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and excellence.
Doctoral Fellowship Award for her doctoral research
University of Alberta Doctoral Prize of Distinction
Alberta Teachers’ Association Doctoral Fellowship
Virginia Cummings Bursary for Dr. Lori’s dedication and service in her community.
Isaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship
Government of Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award
Chair of Graduate Student Representatives for the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada.
University of Alberta Ph.D. Recruitment Scholarship.
Co-president of the Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education
Co-president of the Elementary Education Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Alberta,
Chair of the Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education Mentorship Award
University of Alberta Graduate Student Community Service Award
The International Journal of Learning
The Alberta Teacher Association Magazine
The Latham Letter (cover story)
The Beginning Teacher’s Handbook for Elementary School (2008, Friesen, Dr. Lori’s published M.Ed. work)
Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood
Focus on Elementary: Association for Childhood Education International
Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta PeTS News
Dr. Lori’s research examining the child-animal bond in reading dog programs has received media attention around the world
Her work in animal-assisted literacy has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and trades, including:
- Early Childhood Education
- Learning Landscapes
- Language & Literacy
- Childhood Education International