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2012 Dean’s Undergraduate Convocation Medal Winners

June 20, 2012
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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that Kimberly Gilbertson and Justin Wiltshire are the winners of the Dean’s Undergraduate Convocation Medals. The awards recognize academic achievement and are given to two graduating students at spring convocation.

Kimberly Gilbertson, English (Honours)

“Kim is so strong as a critical thinker and researcher that she is already working at the level of an advanced graduate student; indeed, she is the best undergraduate I have taught.”– Margaret Linley, Department of English

Having just completed her Honours undergraduate degree with an outstanding CGPA of 4.2, Kim is currently one of SFU’s top candidates for an SSHRC MA Scholarship and, not surprisingly, has received highly competitive offers for graduate studies.  Kim will begin her MA at SFU this fall.

Justin Wiltshire, Economics (Honours)

“I have thirty years of teaching experience… I rank Justin among the top one or two students I’ve ever taught, and on certain dimensions one of the most talented persons I’ve ever known.” – Douglas Allen, Department of Economics

In a department known for its hard marking, Justin finished his B.A. with an incredible CGPA of 4.12. He accomplished this while taking a full course load, being married, and working part time.

Justin is also highly committed to and engaged with his community. In the past, he has volunteered with the Vancouver Island Addiction Recovery Society and is currently a youth leader with the Calvary Baptist Church.

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