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Department members honoured at Indigenous Banquet and Pow Wow

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Saturday the 28th annual Indigenous Graduation Banquet and Pow Wow was held to honour and celebrate the University’s graduating indigenous students.

Our department is thrilled to extend congratulations to a number of award recipients at the ceremony:

  • Triple-major Bachelor of Arts student Alfred Low Horn received the Royal Eagle Award for his academic excellence and community-based volunteerism and leadership (Horn triple majored in International Relations, Development Studies and Economics).
  • Terry Beaulieu is collecting his PhD this week during convocation, and received a Metis sash at the indigenous ceremonies.
  • Angie Tucker (MA’18) was awarded the Canadian federation of University Women Graduate Award.
  • Dr. Jennifer Leason received the Dr. Chief John Snow Sr. Award. This award acknowledges and honours a faculty member of the University of Calgary who has demonstrated dedication to academic instruction and research, with a professional and personal commitment to and about the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

Read more about the ceremony and the gifting of a new name (Writing Symbols Lodge) to the campus Native Centre in the UToday article