Kaitlyn Boulding (BAH ’13) has received another award! This week it was announced that she has won the Desmond Conacher Scholarship. She adds this latest accolade to an already long list of awards and scholarships. The Desmond Conacher is a national scholarship that is awarded to an undergraduate who is going onto graduate study and whom the Canadian Classical Association regards as the most promising in Canada. It is awarded for "academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate undergraduate preparation".
This spring Kaitlyn was awarded Izaak Walton Killam and SSHRC predoctoral scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. The Killam Scholarship is the most prestigious graduate student award Dalhousie University offers. Kaitlyn received a first class honours degree in classics and German at Encaenia in May. She was also an inaugural recipient of the Marjorie Mader Award in the Department of German, which enabled her to spend four months at the University of Heidelberg in a language immersion program. Kaitlyn will start an MA in classics in September at Dalhousie.
At Dalhousie, Kaitlyn will join the 2011 Desmond Conacher Scholarship winner, Paul McGilvery, who was drawn to Dal in part by the work of Dr Peter O’Brien (BAH ’90) on late antiquity . He is working with newly appointed professor of Roman history, Dr Jack Mitchell, on the lost work of Arrian. Like Kaitlyn, Paul has received both Izaak Walton Killam and SSHRC predoctoral scholarships.
This is great news for the Dal-King’s Classics Department!