Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin and Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) David Hornsby presented eight undergraduate Carleton students with Provost Scholar Awards during a virtual event on Wednesday, May 5.

Funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and administered by Teaching and Learning Services, the Provost Scholar Award is valued at $1,000 and is given to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in research, community engagement, immersive learning and/or international activities.

The Peter J. Ricketts Outstanding Provost Scholar Award was established in 2019 and is given to an outstanding recipient of the Provost Scholar Award. The award is named for Peter J. Ricketts, who served as the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton for eight years. This year’s award, worth an additional $1,700, was presented to Hickmet Mawi.

Congratulations to Ashli Au and Hijaab Yahya, Faculty of Public Affairs recipients of the 2021 Provost Scholar Awards:

Faculty of Public Affairs

Ashli Au

Ashli AuAshli Au is a law and human rights student who connects her research skills with a commitment to community service. Under the supervision of Prof. Michael Christensen, Ashli participated in a research project to track political misinformation through Carleton’s I-CUREUS program, the preliminary findings of which she presented at the Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference. Through Carleton’s Students as Partners Program (SaPP), Ashli collaborated with Prof. Eric Van Rythoven to develop pedagogy on teaching race in international relations. Ashli has also worked as a team lead for Capital Pride in 2019 and was subsequently elected as co-chair of the Capital Pride Youth Committee. Last year, she was awarded the January Marie Lapuz Emerging Youth Leader Award by SherVancouver for her leadership in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. She has also served as a member of Carleton’s Equity and Inclusive Communities Advisory Group and facilitated a workshop at this year’s SOAR Student Leadership Conference at Carleton.

Hijaab Yahya

Hijaab YahyaHijaab Yahya is a law student concentrating in transnational law and human rights, who has a deep interest in advocacy, research and community engagement. They are the co-president of Carleton University Students for Scholars at Risk and TEDxCarletonUniversity. Hijaab worked with the Women’s Foundation of Nepal on an international development project, which advanced technological access for youth and women at the organization. They have provided translation services from Hindi to English for Carleton student groups and professors researching in Nepal. Hijaab conducted research on gender-based violence through the Carleton University Research Opportunity Program and shared discussions on gender equality with internationally recognized human rights activist Mukhtar Mai. Through I-CUREUS, Hijaab has undertaken research under the supervision of Prof. Fiona Robinson in a SSHRC-funded project that explores how narratives of gender entangle within Canada’s foreign policy. They have also presented their research at the Carleton FPA CUROP Showcase and Inquiry@Queen’s Conference.

Read full story and view other Faculty recipients in Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) News…

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