Five FAS students recognized globally for undergraduate work

Five FAS students recognized globally for undergraduate work

Two Faculty of Arts and Science students were named Regional Winners and three FAS students were earned Highly Commended honours at this year’s Global Undergraduate Awards. The Undergraduate Awards Global Summit is the world’s leading academic awards program which recognizes top undergraduate work and shares this work with a global audience.

This year 2,812 submissions were received from 410 institutions in 73 countries. In 2016, The Undergraduate Awards programme was split into seven regions: Africa & the Middle East; Asia; Europe; Island of Ireland; Latin America; Oceania; and USA & Canada.

“Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science are having a positive impact across a diverse range of fields and disciplines,” says James Fraser, Acting Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning). “These honours from the Global Undergraduate Awards are wonderful examples of this impact on the global stage. We join in congratulating the five winners on their hard work and creative contributions, and their supervisors and departments for their support and mentorship.”

Highly Commended students are those whose submissions were ranked within the top 10 per cent of submissions to their category across the world. Earning the honours for FAS were:

Isobel Anderson, Law - International Law Reconsidered. Professor/Supervisor: Christopher Waters

Kendra Klages, Music, Film & Theatre - Exploring Canadian Identity and Music in the Black Community. Professor/Supervisor: Stephanie Lind

Yasmin Sawan, Politics & International Relations - Smart City Surveillance and the Effects on Privacy and Autonomy. Professor/Supervisor: Stephen Larin

Regional Winners were the highest-performing highly commended entrant in the North American region in their respective categories. Earning the honours for FAS were:

Andie Winsor, Music, Film & Theatre - Ballroom Refuses to Burn: Comparing Exploitation versus Community Education in Documentaries about Voguing and the Ballroom Community. Professor/Supervisor: Margaret Walker

Reem Atallah, Psychology - Finding Happiness in COVID-19: A Daily Diary on Adolescent-Parent Relationships. Professor/Supervisor: Wendy Craig

“I really enjoyed working on my undergraduate thesis, and I am thrilled that it has been recognized and celebrated by the Queen’s Department of Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association, and now the Global Undergraduate Awards,” says Atallah. “I am grateful for all the support I have received from Drs. Wendy Craig, Ryan Persram, members of The Bully Lab, and Department of Psychology. These awards are the highlight of my undergraduate degree and will be the best memories I carry with me moving forward.”

To learn more about the Global Undergraduate Awards visit the website.