Doctoral student awarded WAMUN scholarship

Faculty of Education

Jan 22nd, 2018

Haley Toll, WAMUN 2017-18 scholarship recipient

Haley Toll, a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education, was awarded a scholarship by the Women’s Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland (WAMUN) for 2017-18.

WAMUN offers eight scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students attending Memorial.

Ms. Toll is in her first year of doctoral studies at Memorial. Her research aims to work collaboratively with recent newcomer women from Syria and Iraq to St. John’s by providing arts-based support groups that help to integrate newcomer women’s sense of belonging, through social action and community arts-based research.

Ms. Toll graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and a Masters of Arts: Specialization in Creative Arts Therapies.

Before beginning her PhD, she worked in Botswana, British Columbia, Alberta and Mongolia as an art therapist, clinical counselor and policy advisor with children and adults who have experienced different forms of trauma.

Ms. Toll is the current president of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

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