From left to right, you see Robert DeAbreu (winner), Colúm Connolly, VP Academic and External Affairs, Graduate Student Society and Donnard MacKenzie (winner).
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award! One winner has many accomplishments both in acting and producing as well as research in creative writing while the other winner focuses on mathematics education local and abroad via interdisciplinary research.
Not only is Donnard MacKenzie a Simon Fraser University graduate of the National Voice Intensive program and holds a BFA from the University of Victoria, he is currently in pursuit of an interdisciplinary PhD program at UBC in Narrative and Drama Studies. He won the 2013 GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award for his manuscript, “Thomas At Mile Zero” at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/44090. He also has other works archived in cIRcle.
Robert DeAbreu has been “teaching mathematics in middle school and high schools internationally since August 2003, and [has] taught in Antigua, Ghana, Vietnam, and Korea. This experience has afforded [him] a wonderful opportunity to learn in so many different ways inside and outside the classroom”. He won the 2013 GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award for a winning paper written for an educational leadership course. Like Donnard M., Robert D. has other works archived in the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42591.
Stay tuned to read their comments after winning this Award in the upcoming issue of UBC Library’s Community Report due out soon!
Did You Know?
The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award aims to feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of graduate non-thesis coursework projects or manuscripts subject to instructor approval. This award is a joint collaboration between cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository and the UBC Vancouver Graduate Student Society (GSS). Find out if you are eligible to win next time by visiting: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.
Above photo is courtesy of Glenn Drexhage, UBC Library