UVic Student Awarded 2013 Rhodes Scholarship

Tara Paterson — University of Victoria student, devoted community volunteer, ardent activist and former students’ society chair — is heading to the University of Oxford next October as UVic’s newest Rhodes Scholar. Paterson, 23, is the 2013 Rhodes Scholar for BC. The postgraduate awards, which cover all travel, living and study expenses at the British university, are each valued at more than $100,000.

Tara is in her final year of an honours degree in Women’s Studies and Political Science at the University of Victoria where she was also Chairperson of the Students’ Society. Her passion for social justice has driven her studies and activism. Interested in issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, Tara has held positions with several international and local organizations.

Read more about Tara Paterson in the Media Release from UVic Communications here.

Read more about the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship here at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk and the Rhodes Scholarship in Canada here at http://www.canadianrhodes.org

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