Debra Russell and Richard LetourneauAs a professional, Debra “goes that extra mile” in every new project she tackles. Below are some of the recognitions she’s achieved over the years for her exemplary efforts: 

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies, University of Alberta (2002–2004)
  • Phyllis Joynt Mentorship Award, in recognition of national mentorship abilities, AVLIC (2004)
  • R. W. Letourneau Award, Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Southern Alberta (2000)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, University of Alberta (1997–2000)
  • Killam Memorial Doctoral Scholarship, University of Alberta (1998)
  • Dean's Special Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary (1996–1997)
  • ACRID Lifetime Membership Award, for outstanding service to the profession (1995)
  • Edward C. Bealer Award of Merit, for outstanding contributions to the profession, AVLIC (1992)