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Julie Mehta receives the Grant's Desi Achievers Award

Congratulations to Canadian Studies instructor Julie Mehta (UNI218 Voices in Canadian Writing and UNI307 Asian Cultures in Canada) , who was awarded the Grant’s Desi Achievers Award for excellence and contributions to the South Asian Community and the Canadian mosaic.

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You can watch a short news coverage of the awards reception here:

 

Frank Bialystok receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Congratulations to Canadian Studies instructor Frank Bialystok (UNI380 - Sociocultural Perspectives of the Canadian Jewish Community) , who was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Canadian Liver Foundation on November 2, 2012 for his contribution to raising awareness about liver disease in Canada.

Important Information for Students Wishing to Remain in Residence Over the Winter Break

The University College Residences will CLOSE for the winter holiday from 3PM on Friday, December 21, 2012 to 8AM on Saturday, January 5, 2013.  All residents must vacate the buildings during this period.

 

 

APPLICATION TO REMAIN IN RESIDENCE OVER THE WINTER BREAK

If there are unusual circumstances that make it necessary for you to stay in the residence during the holiday you must complete the winter vacation application form to request permission from the Dean. 

New Visual Arts Prize Honours Charles Pachter

Iconic Canadian artist and UC alum Charles Pachter is the namesake of a new prize in the visual arts. The Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Canadian Artists, created by The Hnatyshyn Foundation, consists of three awards of five thousand dollars each to support a young emerging visual artist whose practice shows potential and is deemed to have the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada.

Camilla Gibb Novel Shortlisted for Canada Reads

Sweetness in the Belly, a novel by UC alum and former Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies Camilla Gibb has been shortlisted for Canada Reads. The CBC-sponsored battle of the books is pitting regions against each other this year and Gibb's book is one of ten contenders for the choice for Ontario. The top five will be determined by online voting from the public. Click here to vote and support Camilla!

 

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Workshops Now Available Exclusively to UC Students

The Dean of Students Office is happy to announce that we will be offering a new leadership development opportunity exclusively for UC students.  The series of workshops will follow Allen & Shankman’s Emotionally Intelligent Leadership model which is designed particularly for university students. 

Mark Bonham Honoured for Philanthropy by Metropolitan Community Church

Mark Bonham, the donor and namesake of the Mark. S. Bonham Centre at University College, was honoured by the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Toronto at their 6th annual Bridges to Hope and Freedom event on October 21, 2012. Mark received an award for his many contributions to the causes of social justice and equality, which was presented on behalf of the MCC by the Honourable Bill Graham. 

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