Queen’s around the world

Queen’s around the world

By Communications Staff

March 15, 2019


Increasingly, the international experience is becoming an integral part of a post-secondary education. 

At Queen’s a growing number of students participate in global learning opportunities through Queen’s exchanges and other programs. At the same time, a diverse group of students arrive at the university from around the world. 

Through the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Photo Contest, now in its 11th year, students have the opportunity to share their experiences, whether here in Kingston, somewhere in Canada, or at any point across the globe. The contest continues to draw stunning photos with close to 150 students participating.

“A photo is a snapshot capturing a journey where exploration and learning takes place. We sometimes find ourselves come across instances and experiences where words cannot capture the essence of the moment we are experiencing,” says QUIC Director Sultan Almajil. “Photography allows us to share a story and provides viewers an opportunity to see the world through our students’ eyes. I am very proud of QUIC’s photo contest legacy and look forward to continue supporting our students in their journey and telling us their stories.”

This year’s winning photo, as selected by a panel of judges, was submitted by Henry Memmott, an exchange student from the University of St Andrews in Scotland where he studies biology and geography. The photo catches a fisherman on Inle Lake in Myanmar as he casts his net. The photo also won the People’s Choice Award.

Memmott arrived at Queen’s as part of the new dual-placement Tri-SEP exchange program that allows students to study the Global Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century at Queen’s University, St Andrews, and the National University of Singapore.

The contest features four categories – People and Culture; Landscape / Nature; Home Away From Home; Critical Global Issues.

This year’s category winners are:
People & Culture
1: Alexa Reid: Mamazuzu - Vietnam
2: Nikhil Arora: Peaceful Reflections - Abu Dhabi.
3: Sydnie D'Aoust: All in a Day’s Work - India.

Landscape / Nature
1: Matthew Degeer: Sunrise at Lower Lake - New York.
2: Jordan Bertagnolli: Failed Hunt - India.
3: Gizem Ozdil: Istanbul - Turkey.

Home away from Home
1: Nadia El Dabee: Toes in the Bay - India.
2: Atefeh Azizitorghabeh: Snowman at John Orr Tower - Kingston.
3: Jessie Han: Farewell - BISC at Herstmonceux, UK.

Critical Global Issues
1: Emily Marriott: Iceberg – Iceland – (Global warming) 
2: Monique Sereno: Staring Contest - China (Endangered species, social media). 
3: Bruna Gallo: Viewing Machine - Brazil (Environmental degradation). 

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All of the winning photos can be viewed on the QUIC page on Flickr. Learn more about the opportunities offered by QUIC.