Last week we held the English department Awards ceremony, which recognizes student achievement in all areas of their various labours: scholarship, teaching, and creative writing. It’s always such a “feel good” event. Professors, staff, family, and friends all feel proud. We are continually reminded of how darned SMART and TALENTED our students are. And it’s great to gather together in one place to hear some readings, to hear what judges have to say about excellent student work, to chat and to cheer. Oh, and the refreshments were lovely too!
Special thanks to Professor Heather Smyth who organized the Awards Ceremony, and Fiona McAlister, Jenn Crane, and Margaret Ulbrick who all helped to make this a lovely end-of-term event.
Here’s a list of the winners:
English 251A Exam Award: Sarasvathi Kannan
Albert Shaw Poetry Prize: Douglas R. Guilbeault
English Society Creative Writing Award for Poetry: Lindsay Davison
English Society Creative Writing Award for Prose: Sarasvathi Kannan
Grade Average Awards: 2A Natalie Dewan; 2B Nicole Kuiper; 3 A/B Matthew Wilson 4 A/B Daniel Etigson
Co-op Work Term Report: Jenna Hoffman; Honourable Mention: Rachel Klein
Hibbard Prize: Adam Lawlor and Jennifer Pepper (tied)
Canadian Literature Prize: Duncan Ramsay
Andrew James Dugan Prize in Literature: Justin Begley
Andrew James Dugan Prize in Rhetoric and Professional Writing: Rosabeth Birky Koehn
The History and Theory of Rhetoric Award: Amanda Ross; Runner-up: Erin Taylor
The Rhetoric and Professional Writing Award: Pravneet Bilkhu
The Rhetoric and Digital Design Award: Brittany Gregorio; Runner-up: Ken Cooper
Beltz Essay Prizes: M.A.: Jonathan Doering and Stephanie Jorgensen (tied)
Ph.D: Sarah Gibbons
Graduate Creative Writing Awards: Poetry: Morteza Dehghani; Prose: Lacey Beer
Grade Average Awards: M.A. Jonathan Doering; Ph.D: Sarah Gibbons
TA Award for Excellence in Teaching: Jay Rawding
Independent Graduate Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching: Danila Sokolov
Congratulations to all! Here are some photos. Don’t we look awesome!