UVic Libraries Student Scholarships

Meet our 2020 Library Scholarship Award Recipients

 

David Harris Flaherty Undergraduate Student Library Scholarship 2020 Recipient:

Jessica Zaza, Faculty of Humanities

Jessica Zaza is a humanities student in her second year at the University of Victoria. She is currently pursuing a double major in French and English.

Award-winning Essay

 

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Jessica Zaza


David Harris Flaherty Undergraduate Student Library Scholarship 2020 Recipient:

Caitlin J. Wareing-Oksanen, Faculty of Fine Arts

Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen is a fourth-year art history and visual studies student. She is passionate about many fields in art history, but currently her interests lie in making art institutions more accessible. Cate looks forward to pursuing post graduate work directed towards a career in curation.

Award-winning Essay


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Caitlin J. Wareing-Oksanen

 

William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship 2020 Recipient:

Katrina Good, Faculty of Science

Katrina completed her B.Sc at UVic, and is now a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.  Outside of enjoying the UVic libraries’ impressive resources, Katrina likes hiking, interacting with animals, and going to music events (pre-COVID, of course!).  

Award-winning Essay

 

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Katrina Good

 

William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship 2020:
Honourable Mention

Janice Niemann, Faculty of Humanities

Janice Niemann is a PhD candidate in English. Her dissertation explores garden settings as sites of social deviance and subversions of generic convention in 19th-century British novels. Janice also loves teaching, and her other research interests include sexuality studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Award-winning Essay

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                   Janice Niemann

 

Gladys Nipp and Stephen Mah Family Award 2020 Recipient:

Lynn Ng, Faculty of Social Sciences

Lynn is a doctoral candidate in Political Science. Her theoretical interests at the moment revolve around Feminist Political Economy and Racial Capitalism. Her research focuses on comparative histories of eldercare workers and the colonial guest worker regime in Singapore and Taiwan, with a larger focus on the expectations of the social identities of its workforce.

Project Summary:

This award will involve a partnership with the National Library Board of Singapore and the National Archives of Singapore.  Firstly, the project will contribute material from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association fonds to outreach programs at the National Library Board, such as kidsREAD and the Community Chinese Reading Project.  The project will also contribute to the Citizen Archivist Project led by National Archives of Singapore, including transcribing, translating, and describing archives from the University of Victoria Libraries Chinese-Canadian Collections. 

 

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                         Lynn Ng

 

Gladys Nipp and Stephen Mah Family Award 2020 Honourable  Mention:

Olivia Hart, Faculty of Social Sciences

Olivia is working towards her degree in Political Science with a Chinese Certificate. She is interested in Chinese politics and how to protect civil liberties in authoritarian states. Having completed an exchange at East China Normal University in Shanghai, and travelled to 37 countries, she seeks to learn wherever she goes.

Project Summary:

To create a series of video lectures on the library's Chinese Canadian Collection. Hopefully, by exploring these documents, experiences, and evidence of people's lives, it will be possible to challenge prevailing narratives of Canadian identity, combat anti-Asian racism, and re-contextualize the birth of the Canadian state. 

 

 

 

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                   Olivia Hart