(DEV) Department of English

SFU English Congratulates Summer 2021 Undergraduate Award Winners

July 08, 2021

The Department of English celebrates the achievements of its undergraduate students who have won awards this summer.

1. Sophia Dobischok: Dr. M. Sheila O'Connell Undergraduate Prize in Children's Literature

Sophia won the prize for her "charged and fascinating" art project, "A Place Above Permanence," which was a creative exploration of Louise Fitzhugh’s story, Nobody’s Family is Going to Change, and her accompanying explanatory essay.   

2. Nastaran Ebizadeh Eiredmousa: Roy Miki Award in Creative Writing

Nastaran's writing is described as "sophisticated, fearless, and impeccably composed. She engages with vital social themes in a style that is both penetrating and deeply compassionate."

3. Cassidy Ewart: Betty Lambert Memorial Prize

Cassidy received the award for her short, unpublished play Christina of Markyate - The Escape, which is described as "a fascinating synthesis of contemporary dramatic writing and medieval research."

4. Chloë Falez: Paul Delany Graduation Award in English

*Chloë also won the Dean’s Convocation Medal for Undergraduate Studies. Read that story here.

5. Daniel Geddes: Sheila Delany Essay Award in Early Literature

Daniel won the award for his "smart and engagingly written" essay, "Mutable Truths: Feminist Epistemology and the Revelations of Julian of Norwich."  

6. Emeralde O'Donnell-Nathe: Gordon R. Elliott Award in Writing and Rhetoric

Emeralde is described as an "exceptional student and spokesperson" for the Writing and Rhetoric Certificate program.

7. Caroline Therrien: Jane Austen Society Prize

Caroline received the prize for her essay, "Persuasion at Sea: An Exploration of Jane Austen and The British Navy," which "used wide-ranging and intensive research."

8. Angela Wachowich: Philippa Polson Memorial Prize in English

Angela received the prize for her essay, "Time to be Wiser: Hester Thrale Piozzi’s 'Piozziana',” which is described as "an exceptional and elegant achievement of research and writing."