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Award Recipients 2005

Four students awarded the Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Award in International Development 2005

Four undergraduate students 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 Award in International Development was 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 awards are designed to provide partial 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, environmental sustainability, medical services, community development, and legal aid.

The Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Award in International Development 2005 recipients:

  • Amina Doherty, Political Science and Women's Studies, U2, Feminist Majority Foundation, Washington DC
  • Alexandra Kniewasser, McGill School of Environment, U3, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • Krista Nerland, Honours IDS and Major English Literature, U2, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya
  • Maria Hernandez Carretero, Anthropology and IDS, U2, International Center for Migration and Health, Geneva, Switzerland

Two students awarded the Roland Arts Summer Internship Award 2005

The Roland Arts Internship Summer Award was established by the generous support of the David Roland family to help students gain practical experience through an internship in their relevant field of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award was designed to provide partial funding as a supplement to assist students with travel and other related expenses. Undergraduate students from all departments and interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty of Arts are eligible to apply for funding. Projects may be located abroad or in Canada with a host organization working in international development or community development with a focus on work benefiting the local community and society as a whole.

Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal and their own academic and personal accomplishments. Evidence of appropriate academic background and relevant work or research experience in this area are important criteria in the selection of the interns. Returning students are required to participate in an information session to share their experiences with other students in the Faculty of Arts and the larger McGill community.

The Roland Summer Internship Award 2005 recipients:

  • Daniel Drabkin, Philosophy, U2, Legal Aid Society of New York, New York
  • Nathan Morrell, Joint Honours Political Science and IDS, U2, Kenya Human Rights Commission, Kenya

Four Students awarded Arsenault Family Foundation Internship Funding in Peace Studies 2005

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

The Arsenault Family Foundation Internship Funding in Peace Studies was 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 awards are designed to provide partial financial support to students who wish to pursue an internship in an organization whose mission is to further or support 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 is 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 endeavors. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, human rights, medical services, community development, and legal aid.

The Arsenault Family Foundation Internship Funding in Peace Studies 2005 recipients:

  • Katrina Harris, Joint Honours Economics and IDS, U2, Africa Now, Kenya
  • Tamreez Inam, Joint Honours Political Science and IDS, U2, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Maryam Pasha, Psychology and Political Science, U3, Iranian Human Rights Documentation Center, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sarah Berger Richardson, Humanistic Studies, U2, Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos, Cuba

Peter Halprin awarded the North American Studies (NAS) Internship Award 2005

The North American Studies (NAS) Internship Award was established through the Berry-North American Studies Fund to help students’ gain practical experience through an internship in a field relevant to NAS. Administered through NAS advisory committee in conjunction with the Dean’s Office and the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award ($1,500) is designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other related expenses. 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. Evidence of appropriate academic background, and relevant work or research experience will be important criteria in the selection of the interns.

The North American Studies Internship Award 2005 recipient:

  • Peter Halprin, Honours Political Science and IDS, U3, Spitzer Gubernatorial Campaign and the Jewish National Fund, New York

Twenty-one students awarded the Faculty of Arts Internship Award 2005

The Faculty of Arts Internship Award was established by The Faculty of Arts to help students gain practical experience through an internship in their relevant field of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, these awards are designed to provide partial funding as a supplement to assist students with travel and other related expenses. 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. Evidence of appropriate academic background, and relevant work or research experience will be important criteria in the selection of the interns.

The Faculty of Arts Internship Award 2005 recipients:

  • Julia Kastner, Honours Economics, U2, Fundacion Aprender, Chile
  • Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer, Linguistics, U2, Fundacion Aprender, Chile
  • Andrea Diaz Varela, IDS and Economics, U1, Fundacion Aprender, Chile
  • Emilia Keshimana, Political Science, U2, Fundacion Aprender, Chile
  • Bryan Walsh, History and Political Science and English, U3, The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  • Zainab Qureshi, IDS and Economics, U3, BRAC and World Bank Islamabad, Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Madiha Sultan Khwaja, Joint Honours IDS and Political Science, U3, BRAC and ADG, Bangladesh and Brussels
  • Karin Lang, Political Science, U2, Mairie de Saint Germain en Laye, France
  • Aarin Ryan, IDS, U2, Salvation Army, Bangladesh
  • Christine Sinclair, Joint Honours Philosophy and History, U2, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya
  • Shu Yi Chu, Environment and Development, U2, Equiterre, Montreal
  • Marie-Eve Reny, Political Science, MA1, UNICEF India, India
  • Chelsea Combest-Friedman, Environment and Development, U2, Wildlife Conservation society, Madagascar
  • Victor Seow, Joint Honours Political Science and History, U2, East Asian Institute, Singapore
  • Dominique Rouleau, Political Science, U2, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya
  • Andrew Tedesco, Joint Honours Economics and Political Science, U3, Africa Now, Kenya
  • Christopher Taylor, IDS, U2, Faida Biashara Ltd, Kenya
  • Laura Chertkow, International Development Studies, U2, Liverpool VST and Care Kenya, Kenya
  • Allison Rhoades, Honours International Development Studies, U2, Elangata Wuas Ecosystem Management Program, Kajiadotown, Kenya
  • Christa Clinchy, Political Science, MA1, United Nations Development Program, Malawi
  • Marc-Etienne Ouimette, Political Science, MA1, Carter Centre, Atlanta, Georgia

Returning students are required to participate in an information session to share their experiences with other students in the Faculty of Arts and the larger McGill community. This event will take place at the end of September. We welcome all members of the McGill community to attend.