Encaenia 2011

On May 19, 2011, 219 students graduated from the University of King’s College during its Encaenia ceremonies (convocation), held at The Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax, NS. Additionally, 27 students graduated during last October’s convocation at Dalhousie, bringing the total number of graduating students to 246.

Along with the undergraduate degrees, four honorary degrees were awarded during the ceremonies: the acclaimed British composer Professor John Casken, award-winning Nova Scotian humanitarian Dr. Ruth Goldbloom, O.N., O.N.C., and Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson became Doctors of Civil Law ((honoris causa). Brigadier-General the Venerable Karl Maclean received the Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa.)

Degrees were awarded as follows:
•    Bachelor of Arts – 97
•    Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours in Contemporary Studies – 23
•    Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours in Early Modern Studies – 11
•    Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours in History of Science and Technology – 2
•    Bachelor of Science – 11
•    Bachelor of Science Combined Honours in History of Science and Technology – 0
•    Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) – 25
•    Bachelor of Journalism – 45

University of King’s College graduates took home ten university medals. Daniel David Reeve Sherwin, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in Contemporary Studies received the University Medal in Contemporary Studies. Five Bachelor of Arts graduates received medals; Gavin Charles received the University Medal in Political Science, while Peter Gregory Chiykowski received the University Medal in English. Marie-Claire Klassen received the University Medal in Classics, and Emma Kate Morgan-Thorp receied the University Medal in Canadian Studies. Jacob Zadock Singer received the University Medal in European Studies. Two Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in Early Modern Studies received medals; Jane Deborah Deeks received the University Medal in Early Modern Studies, while Rachel Dragland won the University Medal in Italian Studies. Micah Anshan won the University Medal in History of Science and Technology. David Robert Shine Kumagai graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism with Honours and received the Dr. Jim MacNeill Memorial Award in Journalism.

The University of King’s College Governor-General’s Silver Medal is awarded to a journalism student who is graduating with first-class Honours in the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) degree program, or with Distinction in the one-year post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Journalism degree program, and who has shown significant professional development during his or her time in the School of Journalism. This year’s recipient of the Governor-General’s Silver Medal is Brittney Joan Teasdale, who graduated from the one-year Bachelor of Journalism Programme with Distinction.

The King’s Silver Medal is awarded to the graduating student who stands highest in an Honours program in an Arts or Science subject. The winner of the King’s Medal for 2011 is Peter Gregory Chiykowskiwho graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in English and Creative Writing.


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