April 19, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The King’s community came together Tuesday, April 18th to celebrate the academic accomplishments of six graduating students who have been honoured with awards for postgraduate research, 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 six 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:

  • Sharon Vogel, Modern Languages, with her OGS for postgraduate studies in English, Western University
  • Emily Denomme, Modern Languages (English), recipient of an OGS award
  • Brock Eldon, Modern Languages (English), recipient of a SSHRC award
  • Lauren Whitty, Political Science, with her SSHRC for postgraduate studies in International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • Mick Kunze, Social Justice and Peace Studies and Political Science, with his SSHRC for postgraduate studies in Social and Political Thought at York University
  • Julie Casey, Social Work (MSW), recipient of an OGS award

King’s Vice-Principal and Academic Dean, Dr. Sauro Camiletti congratulated this year’s recipients in his address to them saying: “Congratulations to all of you upon winning your graduate scholarships. You have done us proud. This is a very exciting thing to do, certainly I enjoyed my graduate years tremendously, and there is no reason why you folks can’t go all the way to a PhD.  I wish you well in years ahead. I ask that you stay connected with us, and that we are a family at King’s, and there are many opportunities for you to engage with us in the future, and that is also a very important aspect of what we do. The other thing we would like you to do from time to time is come back and talk to our students. I wish you well and I congratulate you on your fine accomplishment. Thank you for choosing King’s.”