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Congratulations to five 2019 King’s alumni who have been named Highly Commended Entrants in the Global Undergraduate Awards for their world-calibre essays.  The international awards program recognizes creativity, excellence and innovative thinking within student coursework. Entrants whose paper or project ranked in the top 10% of submissions in their category are shortlisted as Highly Commended Entrants.

  • Sarah Menzies ‘19, Honors BA in English Language & Literature – Highly Commended in Literature category for her paper “Retracing Traumatic Experience in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis – The Entanglements of Collective History and Personal Memory”
  • Nicole Szklarczyk ’19, Honors BA in English Language & Literature and History – Highly Commended in Literature category for her paper “Speaking through Silence: Communicating Trauma through Metaphorical Imagery in Una's ‘Becoming Unbecoming’”
  • Christopher Anthony ’19, Honors BA in Political Science - Highly Commended in Politics and International Relations category for his paper “Finding Peace In A World Where You Mean Nothing: The Implications of 'One Rwanda' On Rwandan LGBTI and Twa Minorities”
  • Mackenzie Mountford ’19, Honors BA in Childhood & Social Institutions and Western Thought & Civilization and certificate in Childhood in the Justice System – Highly Commended in Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category for her paper “Tensions Between Children’s and Adults’ Practices and Understandings of Consent in the Home and School”
  • Madelaine Coelho ’19, Honors BA in Sociology and Political Science – Highly Commended in Social Sciences: Sociology and Social Policy category for her paper “Rape Myths in Digital Spaces: An Analysis of High-Profile Sexual Assault Cases On Twitter”

Dr. Sauro Camiletti, Vice-Principal and Academic Dean, joins the entire King’s community in congratulating these alumni for the recognition that they bring to themselves and to King’s. “The high rate of success that our students achieve by making the Highly Commended list for the Global Undergraduate Awards on a regular basis is a testament to the high quality of the students that come to study at King’s University College and the support they receive from our outstanding faculty,” says Dr. Camiletti,.

The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards program which recognizes top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.

Global Winners are published annually in ‘The Undergraduate Journal’, as well as being invited to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland November 11-13, 2019. This is an all-expenses-paid four-day networking and brainstorming event which brings the world’s top students together for a series of inspirational lectures, workshops and discussions. Winners and Highly Commended Entrants also gain access to the UA Alumni Network.

For a complete list of those Highly Commended by the 2019 Undergraduate Awards, please visit