Each year, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies awards prizes to outstanding students with a major in each program area. The successful students receive a $1,000 prize and are chosen on the recommendation of the Faculty.
This year’s recipients were acknowledged at the FCCS Graduation Reception, which followed Convocation on June 6, 2013.
These students are the embodiment of academic excellence and commitment to global citizenship, which characterizes the student experience in FCCS.
2012-13 FCCS Award Recipients:
Creative Writing Prize: Lee Hannigan
Cultural Studies Prize: Rumnique Nannar
English Prize: Meghan Ross
French Prize: Terry Wattie
French and Spanish Prize: Kathryn Albright
Spanish Prize: Shalan Thomson
Interdisciplinary Performance Prize: Kevin Jesuino
Visual Arts Prize: Dylan Ranney
Meghan Ross was also awarded the BA Medal in Arts, an award given to the top graduating student in the Bachelor of Arts. Kevin Jesuino was the top graduating student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and was awarded the BFA Medal in Arts.
“We are very proud of these students and their laudable accomplishments,” says Wisdom Tettey, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. “They are poised for a bright future and we are confident that they will be capable leaders in various fields of endeavour. While they may pursue diverse passions and goals, they share one thing in common — worthy trustees of our collective future.”
This year also marks FCCS’s first Interdisciplinary PhDs: Natasha Rebry and Fresia Sanchez.
“The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies provided a close-knit community and stimulating intellectual environment that made completing my dissertation an enjoyable experience,” says Natasha Rebry, the first student in FCCS to complete her PhD at UBC Okanagan. “I will forever appreciate the support, challenges and guidance offered by the faculty and my fellow students.”
This academic year, Dr. Rebry will be rejoining us as a faculty lecturer and will offer a new interdisciplinary course in Victorian Studies: “Victorian Urban Landscapes”