King's celebrates award-winning students, instructors
December 2, 2020
On November 22, 2020 the King’s community gathered virtually to celebrate the annual Feast of Christ the King. In addition to the Feast of Christ the King Mass, the Virtual Student Awards Ceremony and the Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture were presented.
King’s Campus Ministry held the Feast of Christ the King Mass at The Chapel at Windermere on the Mount. A recording of the livestream can be found on the King’s Campus Ministry Facebook page and YouTube channel. Father Michael Bechard was presider and homilist.
Later the same day, 166 awards were given out as part of the Virtual Student Awards Celebration. King’s awards over $2 million in scholarships and awards annually.
“We not only celebrate our exceptional student award recipients, but also all of you - the family and friends who support and encourage our students throughout their academic journey,” said Dr. David Malloy, King’s Principal.
It was an opportunity for the King’s community to acknowledge the accomplishments of some of King’s finest students and the support of generous donors. King’s is proud to be able to support our students in many different ways, including financially.
Mari Pullman, a fourth-year Psychology student and recipient of the Emil Petruszewski Memorial Award, spoke on behalf of all student award recipients. “It has been quite the year and this scholarship takes some of the load off,” said Pullman.
The list of recipients can be found at https://www.kings.uwo.ca/alumni/events-and-chapters/student-awards-ceremony/. A video of the list of Student Award Recipients (listed by alphabetical order by award) can be found at: https://youtu.be/MQcrs9ZPQcU.
For more information on Student Awards and Bursaries, please visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/money-matters/scholarships-awards-and-bursaries/, King’s would like to thank the many supporters who have created and/or are contributing to student awards. To change the life of a student through a scholarship donation, call 519-433-3491 x4565 or visit www.kings.uwo.ca/donate.
To see a video of King’s students, expressing their gratitude to King’s donors for the financial support they receive from scholarships and awards, please visit https://youtu.be/7NNFMbme5kE.
Further, as part of the Student Awards Celebration, this year's Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture was presented by both the full-time and part-time Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award Recipients, Dr. Graham Broad, Associate Professor in History and Dr. Vidya Natarajan, Writing Program Coordinator.
“Teaching is an art and a science. (Dr. Broad and Dr. Natarajan) make a difference for our students, colleagues, and community,” said Dr. Gillian Balfour, Vice Principal and Academic Dean in introducing the two faculty presenters.
Dr. Broad presented on History, Memory, and Reconciliation on the Battlefield, discussing how the study of war, and in particular the public commemoration of war, including battlefield study tours, can lead students to intergenerational and diverse encounters, making former sites of violent encounters into symbolic sites of reconciliation.
“What we cover in class is less important than what we discover together,” said Dr. Broad.
Dr. Natarajan presented on Academic Writing and Linguistic Justice, discussed the recent intensification of interest in how writers' contexts, linguistic backgrounds, and lived experiences affect their rhetorical choices, and how academic writing norms, in turn, are socially determined.
“The key is to admit ignorance, learn more and keep learning,” said Dr. Natarajan.
A video of the Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture can be seen at https://youtu.be/mIWJ06yKEdE.