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New BISC students receive warm welcome

  • Dr. Hugh Horton presents a new BISC student with her scarf. (Supplied Photo)
    Dr. Hugh Horton presents a new BISC student with her scarf. (Supplied Photo)
  • A new spin on an old tradition - a student takes a selfie wearing their new scarf. (Supplied Photo)
    A new spin on an old tradition - a student takes a selfie wearing their new scarf. (Supplied Photo)
  • Dr. Christian Lloyd welcomes a new member of the BISC family. (Supplied Photo)
    Dr. Christian Lloyd welcomes a new member of the BISC family. (Supplied Photo)
  • Dr. Anna Taylor shares a scarf, and a smile, with a new BISC student. (Supplied Photo)
    Dr. Anna Taylor shares a scarf, and a smile, with a new BISC student. (Supplied Photo)
  • A few of the 130 students who received their BISC scarves at the welcome event. (Supplied Photo)
    A few of the 130 students who received their BISC scarves at the welcome event. (Supplied Photo)

It’s a tradition dating back hundreds of years, with roots in the European education system. New members of a university community would be granted a scarf, which featured unique colours that identified them as a member of a particular university.
 
On Sept. 10, students at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) received their scarves – a navy blue knit with red stripes and the BISC logo – in a special ceremony. The scarves were presented to the students by Hugh Horton, Vice Provost and Executive Director of the BISC; Christian Lloyd, the BISC’s Academic Director; and Dr. Anna Taylor, BISC Deputy Academic Director.