Annual undergraduate award and scholarship celebration returns to in-person delivery

January 26, 2023

Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients!

Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our student’s outstanding scholarly talent, dedication, and commitment.

Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director and Professor Kanta Murali, M.C. for the celebrations, welcomed student award recipients, their families, friends, faculty, staff, and donors to the event, alongside department Chair Professor Ryan Balot and Professor Robert Vipond.

Ryan Balot said the annual event was one of his favourites and congratulated the achievements of the students: “This event is one of the most important that the department holds because it brings together so many people – students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors – who are all engaged in a common project, which is to provide the best political science education that we’re capable of. I think we do a good job, partly because of the way that we conceive of the education that we provide. It’s not just a matter of transmitting knowledge from one generation to the next, but rather developing the critical, linguistic, philosophical, and analytical capacities of all our students and we can really see people grow and thrive in that context. We are very, very proud of you. Congratulations to you all.”

Professor Murali reiterated his comments saying that the awards showcased the depth and extent of their accomplishments: “I know I speak for all the faculty here when I say that one of the biggest privileges of working in this department is being able to teach and learn from undergraduates as exceptional as you. I think we’re very fortunate to attract the quality and diversity of students that we do. You are truly what drives this department and I want to thank you all for your hard work and investment. Your achievements are truly special.”

There were thirty-four award recipients in total this year.

For more information on the awards and a complete list of the 2021/2022 award winners, visit here.