about

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Dr. Dechief in 2019 (photo by Alex Tran)

Dr. Dechief is a Faculty Lecturer at McGill University’s Writing Centre where she designs, teaches and coordinates writing courses focussed on science communication and digital genres. In 2019, she received a Distinguished Teach Award from her faculty. 

In 2015, at the University of Toronto’s iSchool, she completed her dissertation on personal names as the juncture of power, language and identity in Canada’s shifting cultural landscape. 

2 thoughts on “about

  1. Hi, I have some good name change stories. The name on my birth certificate reads STEPHEN BRAHAM PALEFSKY. I grew up with the name STEVE(N) PAULL and now I am SIMCHA RAPHAEL. All a good story. If ever you want to hear more, contact me –
    I am originally from Montreal, now live in Philadelphia, PA

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