April 8, 2015 Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Lisa Michienzi, Intern, Communications & Media Relations

On Wednesday April 8th, the King’s community came together to celebrate the academic accomplishments of ten graduating students who have been honoured with awards for postgraduate research.  This year’s recipients have been honoured by receiving the prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) award, and  Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) awards.

The SSHRC award is given on behalf of the federal agency is it named for, and promotes and supports post-secondary based research and training in both the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world. The OGS award is a merit-based scholarship funded by the province of Ontario, and the awarding university. Both awards are highly sought after, and are very much deserved for these nine young researchers.

This year’s recipients come from a diverse background in the humanities and social sciences. King’s would like to recognize the following individuals on their accolade:

  • Joshua Hanna, Honors Specialization Psychology, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Psychology at The University of Guelph.
  • Danielle Brouwer, Honors Specialization History with a Major in Social Justice and Peace Studies, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in History at Western University and Carleton.
  • Daphne Gagnon, Honors Specialization World Religions and Cultures, with the OGS for postgraduate studies in Anthropology at Western University.
  • Omar Garcia, Honors Specialization Political Science, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Political Science at the University of British Colombia, McGill, Queen’s, or the University of Ottawa.
  • Joshua Hanna, Honors Specialization Psychology, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Psychology at Queen’s.
  • Patricia Mockler, Honors Double Major Political Science and Social Justice and Peace Studies, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Political Science at Queen’s and Carleton.
  • Duncan Samuel McColl, Honors Specialization Economics, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Economics at the University of Toronto.
  • Adam Newton, Honors Specialization Psychology, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Psychology at The University of Guelph, University of Toronto and Western University.
  • Derek Orosz, Honors Specialization Political Science and Minor in Philosophy, with the SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Political Science at The University of Toronto, University of Waterloo-University of Warwick.
  • Felicia Yong, Honors Specialization English Language and Literature, with the OGS for postgraduate studies in English at Western University and Queens University.

King’s Vice-Principal and Academic Dean, Dr. Sauro Camiletti; “we do research to better understand our world.” King’s University College would like to extend its congratulations to all award recipients, and looks forward to seeing how the research done by these young individuals helps future generations better understand the world in which we live.