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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 22, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Award Recipients Majoring in Global Studies


Global Studies Recipients win at 2011 Annual Awards Event

The Department of Global Studies wishes to officially recognize and applaud those Global Studies majors who were recently honoured as recipients of various 2011 Wilfrid Laurier Student Awards.

The following Global Studies Majors, alphabetically by last name, received awards in March 2011. Simply click on the names listed below to hop to information regarding the recipient and her/his award(s) or scroll down to see all:

April Bannerman Emily O'Brien
Meropi Deligiannis Miranda Priestman
Carolyn Gray Angela Smukavich
Andrew McCauley Clara Yoon

Our heartfelt congratulations goes to April, Meropi, Carolyn, Andrew, Emily, Miranda, Angela and Clara!
The faculty, staff and CAS members within the Department of Global Studies feel very proud to have you all under our academic wing.Keep up the great work and we wish you continued success in all of your future endeavours!

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April Bannerman was this year's recipient of the CAS Academic and Community Service Award for Part Time Students. This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who combine good academic achievement with volunteer work in the local community. The recipient has achieved a cumulative GPA of 9.00 (B+) and has significant volunteer work in the local community (off campus).

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Meropi Deligiannis received two awards: the Fitzroy Badal and Ibrahim Educational Bursary, awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in Third or Fourth Year of the Honours Global Studies program who has been involved with the community and has obtained academic credit through field work or international study; as well, Meropi received the Eileen Mercier Arts Award, a scholarship awarded to a student who has contributed substantially to the well-being of the University while obtaining a minimum GPA of 9.0 (B+).

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Carolyn Gray was awarded the Lennard Family Scholarship in Honours English, a scholarship which goes to a full-time undergraduate student in Third or Fourth Year of the Honours English program.

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Andrew McCauley was this year's recipient of the Campbell-Verduyn Prize for Global Studies, granted to the Global Studies student with the highest academic standing.

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Another recipient of two awards, Emily O'Brien received: the Hamish P. Mercier Scholarship, given annually to a student entering Third or Fourth year of an Arts program who has demonstrated academic excellenceand made a significant contribution to the University through involvement in extra-curricular activities. The John & Susan Hums Award also went to Emily, established to recognize the academic and extra-curricular achievements of students in Political Science.

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Miranda Priestman also received multiple awards: she is the recipient of The President's Scholarship, awarded to a student who has achieved an outstanding academic record with substantial and high-quality involvement in student activities and creative endeavours while at Laurier as well as community service beyond that required for the academic program. Miranda also received an Award of Distinction, among the most prestigious scholarships available from Laurier and representing the premier level of recognition given to both undergraduate and graduate students by the university community. The Award of Distinction accorded Miranda was the Beth Kidnie Memorial Award for Excellence in Student Leadership. An endowed award, this award recognizes students who demonstrate both the pursuit of excellence in work and study as well as the generosity of spirit to fellow students, the university and the community. The recipient holds a significant record of service in leadership and membership roles in campus organizations, departments and activities that have positively impacted the development or enhancement of co-curricular life at Laurier. The recipient further employs a leadership style that serves as an example to others and augurs well for success in future leadership roles.

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Roy Jefferson initiated the Sally Jefferson Awards to honour his wife and in support of the Department of Religion and Culture. Pursuing a Joint Honours in Global Studies and Religion and Culture, Angela Smukavich, was this year's recipient of Outstanding Part-time Undergraduate Student Award in this category.

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Last, but definitely not least, Clara Yoon won the NCR Waterloo Scholarship Fund for Arts. This is awarded to a full-time, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate studentof an Honours Arts program with a minimum GPA of 9.0 (B+).

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