For the fourth consecutive year, Arts & Science students have received the honour of the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award. This year’s recipients, Sutina Chou and Korryn Garvey, are both embarking on cross-country trips to explore Canadian identity.
In her travels across Canada this summer, Sutina Chou, a Level III Artsci student, is investigating the relationship between Canadian identity and Canadian literature. Her project, From Coast to Coast, aims to understand the role that literature plays in Canadians’ construction and expression of our identities. While in PEI, Sutina was interviewed by CBC Charlottetown; you can listen to the broadcast here.
Korryn Garvey, a Level IV Artsci student, is also travelling across the country to explore Canadian identity—in her case, by examining small town architecture. Travelling with an architect, Korryn is visiting towns with fewer than 30,000 people to investigate how natural landscape influences architecture and ultimately how this relationship plays into notions of Canadian identity. Her project will culminate in the creation of a full-length documentary.