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Parallel Pursuits: MLL alumna completes two Master's degrees

Mon. Dec. 14, 2020

Dominque Louërphoto submitted

“She is a bright and deserving student, who truly honours The University of Winnipeg,” says Dr. Liliane Rodriguez, Professor of French Studies, of UWinnipeg alumna Dominique Louër.

Dominique Louër is a UWinnipeg alumna and a brilliant success story. And one that’s not fully written!

Louër graduated with a BA (Honours) in French Studies in 2017 and has continued her studies at the University of Waterloo. In the fall of 2019, Louër graduated with an MA in French Studies specializing in linguistics. This fall, she finished her second Masters degree, this one a Masters of Applied Science (MASc) in Developmental and Communication Science (Department of Psychology).

Louër is not finished yet. According to the University of Waterloo Faculty of Arts feature, Double the disciplines, double the perspective (October 21, 2020), Louër has already started her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University, where she will look at the clinical application of her MASc research in bilinguals with language disorders. (See the UWaterloo feature for an interesting explanation of the way in which her interdisciplinary studies have prepared Louër for her PhD research.)

Louër remembers her time at UWinnipeg fondly. “I had a wonderful undergraduate experience at the University of Winnipeg,” she says. “The courses I took and the professors I met in the French Studies Program helped me discover and pursue my passion for language research. I am so grateful for this experience. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Dr. Liliane Rodriguez, Professor of French Studies, was one of Louër’s professors for several courses in linguistics. “As a student, Dominique combined a wonderful personal attitude with impressive studious aptitudes,” she says. While at UWinnipeg, Louër participated in the UW-Université de Tours Student Exchange Program, where, according to Dr. Rodriguez, “she successfully completed her course of studies, and thrived in this new academic and cultural environment.” Dr. Rodriguez concludes by saying, “Dominique Louër has already proven she is a promising young scholar, and I wish her the best at every step of her career. She is a bright and deserving student, who truly honours The University of Winnipeg.”