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Louesa Polyzoi

The Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship


Louesa Polyzoi

Faculty of Education Professor Louesa Polyzoi has spent more than 20 years as an active researcher at The University of Winnipeg with the subject of healthy child development always at the core of her research.

Polyzoi has attracted national and international funding for studies that have investigated adolescents at risk, the relationship between respiratory illness in children and school absenteeism rates, and talent development in at-risk children in Russia and Canada.

Polyzoi has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has delivered more than 100 conference presentations – a significant achievement in and of itself. Beyond this, she has maintained an outstanding research program, one that is well-respected in worldwide education circles. Her work has had significant impact on local, national and international educational policies and practices.

Polyzoi often includes her students in her research activities. She has also supervised PhD students at the University of Manitoba. She is a frequent participant and contributor to University of Winnipeg and Faculty of Education committees.

A scholar in the truest sense of the word, Polyzoi has earned the respect of her students and colleagues. She is a fine ambassador for The University of Winnipeg