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Award Recipients 2004


Andrew Bauer-Gador selected as the recipient of the Faculty of Arts Internship Award

Andrew Bauer-Gador, Honours IDS, U2, has been selected as the recipient of the Faculty of Arts Internship Award. Andrew worked as an intern with Transparency International-Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya. The organization is a non-governmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption. His main area of research consisted of institutional corruption, and its effect on economic development in Kenya. Andrew also wrote a number of articles that were published that were published in the TI newsletter and can be read on their website.


Six Students awarded Arsenault Family Foundation Peace Studies Internship Funding in Arts

Six undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts will pursue internship projects thanks to support from the Arsenault Family Foundation.

The Arsenault Family Foundation Peace Studies Internship Funding in Arts were established by Marcel and Cynda Arsenault to help foster the development of Arts’ students’ understanding of world peace. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Arts Undergraduate Internship Office, these fundings are designed to provide financial support to students who wish to pursue an internship in an organization whose mission is the furtherance of peace or peace studies, or at an organization where the student will intern on issues that contribute to the furtherance of world peace. A unique aspect of the program it its focus on providing support to undergraduates. Upon their return to McGill, the students are required to share their experiences with other students in the Faculty of Arts and with the larger McGill community.

Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal, their academic record and their personal accomplishments. Students must show a demonstrated interest in the area of peace studies and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in peace studies or related endeavours. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, human rights, medical services, community development, and legal aid.

Peace Studies scholarships for summer 2004 internships were awarded to the following students:

  • Claudia Martinez Ochoa, Honours Political Science U2, Mission of Columbia to the UN, New York
  • Blanka Füleki, International Development Studies U2, UNDP, Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS, Bratislava
  • Rachel Sandwell, Honours Anthropology, U2, Rejoice Urban Development Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Leigh Hardy, U0, Cambridge Peace Commission, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Maya Ollek, Joint Honours Political Science and IDS, U2, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Ina Sotirova, Honours Political Science, U2, International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (IMIR), Sofia, Bulgaria

Two students awarded Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Scholarships in International Development

Two undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts will pursue internship projects thanks to the generous support of Tania Zouikin (B.A. ‘72)

The Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Scholarships in International Development were established to help students’ gain first hand understanding of the global community, and of issues pertaining to international development. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Arts Undergraduate Internship Office, these scholarships are designed to provide financial support to students who wish to pursue an internship in an organization in the field of international development. A unique aspect of the program it its focus on providing support to undergraduates. Upon their return to McGill, the students are required to share their experiences with other students in the Faculty of Arts and with the larger McGill community.

Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal, their academic record and their personal accomplishments. Students must show a demonstrated interest in the area of International Development and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, women’s projects, education, envrionmantal sustainability, medical services, community development, and legal aid.

Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Scholarships in International Development were awarded to the following students:

  • Naureen Karachiwalla, Economics U2, Honey Care Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. Honey Care Africa focuses on developing the beekeeping sector in Kenya in a sustainable manner as a means to promote agricultural and rural development, enhance bio- diversity conservation and reduce poverty and environmental degradation.
  • Shiri Noy, MSE (Arts), Environment and Development, Minga Peru, Peru. Minga Peru is a non-profit, non governmental organization devoted to promoting social justice, equity and equality through women’s empowerment and sustainable natural resource use in Peruvian Amazon.