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Canada150 Study Abroad Scholarship recipient stories

Stephanie Kane

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, Edwards School of Business, 4th year Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, Mitchell’s Plain, South Africa

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U of S "Canada 150" Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

A total of 12 U of S "Canada 150" Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarships were awarded for travel in spring, summer and fall 2017 and winter 2018. Here are the recipients:

Delainey Guigon is a sociology student in the College of Arts and Science student. This summer she is participating in the Intercordia Canada program through St. Thomas More College. She will be volunteering with a community in Ecuador and immersing herself in the local culture by living with a host family.

Taylor Peters is a nursing student. This summer she will be spending three months in Uganda through the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Project focusing on issues related to food security and sustainability.

Stephanie Kane is a finance student in the Edwards School of Business. She will be spending the summer in South Africa as an International Law and Human Rights intern gaining experience and knowledge about human rights issues.

Katie Elliott is a College of Medicine student, who is currently completing an Indigenous Health Placement in Australia to gain experience in Global and Indigenous health issues. The placement is part of a unique program that combines academic courses with a variety of service learning experiences.

Marianne Sytnyk ​is currently in her third year of her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majoring in Animal Science at the U of S. She will be studying at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden for the duration of the fall 2017 semester. Growing up on a cattle and grain farm has led her to become very passionate about agriculture and agriculture issues in other parts of the world.

Meghan Hamp is in her fourth year of the Environmental Biology program, minoring in Statistics. She will be studying abroad at The University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. which will give her an excellent opportunity to gain experience and knowledge regarding Arctic ecosystems while in the high Arctic. From this term abroad she hopes to improve her ability to evaluate and solve problems regarding sustainability and conservation more creatively.

Kim Hudson is studying Linguistics at the U of S and has a great interest in the Japanese language. She will be studying abroad at Kansai Gaidai University, which is located in Hirakata city, Japan. She chose Kansai Gaidai because it is known for its Japanese language, linguistics, and cultural studies programs.

Latoya Farrell will be studying her last year of Law at the University of Birmingham and taking classes such as Counter Terrorism Law and International Human Rights Law, which are courses not offered at the U of S. Considering recent global events, she is looking forward to her study abroad experience as these two disciplines are at the forefront of the global legal landscape.

Jessica Brunner is a third year Political Studies student. She will be attending Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. She chose Chung-Ang University as it provides various interactive activities which promote the exchange of language and culture amongst students and local citizens. She hopes to gain further insight into the daily lives and culture of South Korean citizens. She hopes to enhance her own global cultural awareness and understanding, while continuing her studies in the field of politics and international relations.
Katelyn Wiersma is a Psychology student, minoring in Crime, Law and Justice Studies. Her long term goal is to get into Law school. She will be studying at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia. Her hope is that during her study abroad experience she will gain a deeper global awareness and intercultural understanding of our world and return home with a better conceptualization of humanity.
Kessa Gerein is a U of S student pursuing a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies. She will be studying at the University of Canberra in Australia. She hopes to gain new knowledge and perspectives, and compare and contrast with her experiences in Saskatchewan. She is specifically looking forward to a Cultural Research Project that will involve an internship with a local organization working with at-risk Indigenous Youth in Australia.
Nigel Lendsay is a fourth year Kinesiology student. He will spend a semester at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. This exchange will allow him to take courses about the Indigenous history and peoples of Australia and meet Aboriginal Australians and learn from their stories and experiences. He hopes to apply his new knowledge to the Indigenous sport and physical activity realm in Canada.

U of S "Canada 150" International Graduate Student Fellowship Recipient

As part of the U of S Canada 150 Project, the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is offering the opportunity to an international graduate student to promote international activities, study abroad opportunities, and the internationalization strategy. The Fellowship was awarded to Kassondra “Soni” Collins who will act as an ambassador for other students to encourage study abroad participation as a valuable life-long learning experience, and, as a means to develop a global perspective and approach to addressing the world’s problems. Here is some information about Soni:

Kassondra “Soni” Collins is a PhD student in the College of health Sciences, who is conducting research on phantom limb control and function in amputees. Soni transferred to the UofS in June from Memphis Tennessee to continue her studies. As an international student herself, Soni is excited about the opportunity to increase the interest of other graduate students to explore their opportunities abroad and hopes to increase the amount of students who take advantage of such amazing experiences.

U of S "Canada 150" Graduate Student Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients

The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies gave out 13 scholarships, valued at $3,000 each, to domestic graduate students who went to study abroad in the 2017-2018 academic year (check here for more information about this scholarship). Here are some of the recipients:

Anil Borugadda is a graduate student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. He will be an exchange research student going to the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, later this year. His current research topic is on dynamic control of robotic mechanisms using AKP methodology that was developed at the U of S. He considers this research collaboration opportunity with the Chinese University both interesting and motivating and is looking forward to it.

Desneige Meyer is a Interdisciplinary PhD student at the U of S. She completed her Master of Public Health practicum in Arusha, Tanzania last year. This fall she will return to Tanzania to further her research into programs that facilitate symbiotic support between two or more vulnerable populations.
Brooklyn Nemetchek is a Masters of Nursing student in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. She is currently in Mbarara, Uganda, conducting her thesis work around paediatric mortality post-discharge in resource-poor countries in collaboration with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trust and researchers from the University of British Columbia.

Ashley Dolovich is a masters student in the College of Education, in the Department of Curriculum Studies. Her research is focused on multicultural inclusion and culturally responsive education. This summer she will be traveling to the University of Helsinki in Finland, to take a course which examines the role of worldview and religion in public education. Ashley is excited to learn about the Finnish education system, and looks forward to gaining knowledge about the culturally inclusive practices in Finland’s public schools.