†To gain educational experience through part-time tutoring.
University of British Columbia - English Honours 4th year
† Wallace and Ethel Wilson Scholarship for Academic Excellence in English (2000)
Roy Daniells Memorial Prize for Best 3rd Year undergraduate essay (2000)
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship (4 years)
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dean's Honour List (4 years)
††††††††††††††††††††††† 1998- 2001† † Journalist - The Ubyssey
- wrote, proofread, and edited articles for UBC's student newspaper.
††††††††††††††††††††††† 1997- 2001† † †Publicity Coordinator - English Studentís Society
- proof read, edited, and selected material for publication in Roots Literary magazine
1996-1997 ††† Tutor - Student Tutoring Services
- volunteer tutor in high school pilot project†
- responsible for teaching study skills and aiding Grade 7-12 students in a wide range of academic work
- worked 1-on-1 with Grade 12 students to strengthen essay writing skills and prepare them for the Grade 12 Provincial.
March 2001 - "Resurrecting Redgauntlet" only undergraduate paper selected for presentation at the NISSC graduate conference.
September 2001 - "Late" published in Room of One's Own literary journal.
May 2000 - "'Gothic Devilism!'" won first place in UBC's prize essay competition.
May 2000 - Placed second in ON SPEC's first annual short story competition.
Work and Volunteer Experience
Summer 2000 - 2001†††† ††††††† Private Tutoring ††††††† Vancouver
Duties: (p/t) working one-on-one with fellow students to revise and edit papers using the Strategic Content Learning model.
Sept. 2000 - May 2001††††††††† Graduating Research Project
Writing, editing and proofreading academic essays; independent archival, historical, and literary research; data organization, collation and analysis.
Results: invited to present at a UBC graduate conference.† †
Summer 1999 - 2000†††† ††††††† UBC Housing ††††††††††† Vancouver
Aiding foreign-language guests in high-pressure environment; working in small teams to meet housekeeping deadlines and customer expectations.
Summer 2000†††††††††††††††††††††††† Graduate Research Class
Academic writing, proofreading, and editing; archival research and analysis.
Results: Only undergraduate invited to participate in a research group of 9 graduate students, working with a renowned visiting professor. Was selected by professor as one of 2 candidates to present at International Conference next June.
Summer 1999††† †††††††††††††††††††† Imagine UBC †††††††††††† Vancouver
Contacting and advising new UBC students; leading an orientation group; establishing and utilizing an email list to help students adapt to their first year of university.