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TUESDAY, 23 APRIL 2013 12:08 PM

Alumnus John Nsabimana awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

“When I first received notification, I didn’t understand what the honour was, so I Googled it and I was, to be very honest, speechless and overwhelmed.” John Nsabimana was born in Kigali, Rwanda. He was seven years old when he fled, on foot, from the genocide and terror that resulted in a mass slaughter of the Tutsis by the Hutus in 1994. His mother and father were both killed. With his two younger brothers, John spent the next eleven years of his life in the Oruchinga refugee camp in Uganda. It was in the camp that he saw the work of UNICEF in action. READ MORE
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FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 2013 2:38 PM

Raise Your Voice: empowering youth through debate and spoken word

At Pearson College UWC, students are encouraged to embrace risks, collaborate, set fearless examples – and speak up. They express themselves in Village Meetings, in classrooms and in life. They are taught to advocate idealism, accept personal challenge and take action. Enter Nik and Gautham, two second-year students who are using their voices in a collaborative effort to motivate, to inspire, to convince – to inquire. They call their own union “serendipitous”. READ MORE
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TUESDAY, 16 APRIL 2013 1:30 PM

Alumna Kati Agócs (PC YR 18) awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Kati Agócs is named a 2013 Composition Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In its eighty-ninth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. READ MORE
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