Campus Kudos

Tom Barchyn (MSc candidate), Department of Geography, recently won the Olav Slaymaker Award for best student oral presentation at the joint meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association and the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group. Barchyn presented preliminary results on his master's research project involving the surface controls on Aeolian sand transport in a cold-climate dunefield. This is the first time a University of Lethbridge student has won this national award.

Megan Butler (BA '09), a history major, won the Canadian Association of Slavists' 2008 Annual Essay Contest for Best Undergraduate Essay (in Slavic Studies in Canada). Her essay was entitled "The Prayers of the Soviets".

Lana Gabor (U of L Art Gallery) is off this fall to start a Master of Applied Arts at Emily Carr University.

Annie Martin (Art) is participating in the IN SITU residency at AXENÉO7 in Gatineau, Que., where she'll experiment in archiving the present using sound recordings and live audio networks. The resulting installation will present a unique visual, physical and aural experience for visitors to the exhibition.

Gail Hanrahan (Theatre & Dramatic Arts) directed a reading of Ex-Pats by two
U of L alumni (book by Col Cseke, BFA '07, music by Brent Podesky, BA '07) at the Lunchbox Theatre's Petro-Canada Stage One Festival in May. Hanrahan and Val Campbell (U of C) have also been invited to take their production of "Under the Parrot/Over Tennessee" to SummerWorks in Toronto in August. The largest juried festival in Canada, SummerWorks features predominantly New Canadian plays.

Dana Inkster (New Media) was the Canadian artist in the spotlight at the 16th annual Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, which draws crowds of 30,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and socials. It highlights more than 275 films/videos from Canada and around the world.