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Canada150 Study Abroad Scholarship recipient stories
Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, Edwards School of Business, 4th year Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, Mitchell’s Plain, South Africa
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.
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.
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.