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Congratulations to Floranda Agroam, ‘18, Wyatt Merkley, '17, Domonic McDonald, and Chloee Godin-Jacques, on having their student research recognized as Highly Commended by the prestigious Undergraduate Awards based in Ireland.

The Highly Commended recognizes the top 10% of research essays submitted to the contest from students around the world.  The three King’s winners are now eligible to be a Regional Winner of their category. As well, they are invited to attend the Global Undergraduate Summit in Dublin, Ireland this November and they are given access to the UA Alumni Portal, a private online directory of all UA winners and Highly Commended entrants since 2009.

Agroam graduated with a BA 4 Year Honors in Social Justice and Peace Studies Major/Political Science Major in June 2018. Her research paper, The Forgotten Majority, was named Highly Commended in the category of Politics and International Relations.

Merkley graduated with a BA Honors Specialization in English Language and Literature. He is highly commended for two papers in the literature category, titled Embroidery Of Things - Objective Imagism In The Poetry of Al Purdy and The Green World and The Red in Shakespearean Literature. Merkley was also highly commended in 2016. 

McDonald was also recognized in the category of Politics and International Relations for his essay titled Media, Islam and Populism in the Fifth Republic.  He is in a fourth year BA Honors student (King’s Scholar), Honors Specialization in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, and in the Western Thought and Civilization Program. McDonald is an International student at King’s from Bahamas.

Godin-Jacques is a fifth year student, Honors Specialization in Social Justice and Peace Studies, Major in Disability Studies. She was recognized for her paper, Universalism Contested: The Exclusivity of a Universal Basic Income, in the category of Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy.

Agroam, Merkly, McDonald, and Godin-Jacques will be recognized by King’s faculty during the September Faculty Council meeting. As well, King’s will provide them with an honorarium towards the cost of their travel to Ireland.

Congratulations to these exemplary student-researchers!