Seven named Ontario Trillium Scholarship winners
By Wesley Moir
November 28, 2012
students Beth Compton, Wilson Higashino, Sviataslau Kohut, Ed Krynak, Qian Liu,
Felipe Rodrigues and Omneya El Sharnouby have been named recipients of the 2012
Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS). The scholarships aim to raise the profile
and prestige of Ontario universities internationally, and increase economic
performance by recruiting highly educated individuals to the province.
scholars are nominated by their graduate program due to their scholarly
achievements and strong research potential, and receive $40,000 annually for up
to four years of study.
recipients hail from five different continents and represent nations such as Brazil,
China, Egypt, Belarus and the United States.
Photo by Wesley Moir
PhD candidate, Archaeology
Compton will open the doors of the past to everyone.
research explores the social implications of multivocal archaeological
management in the Digital Age. Her focus is on developing culturally
considerate digital tools relevant to the interests of First Nations
communities. This work will help develop more socially responsible archaeological
policies that emphasise accessibility of archaeological collections.
Sustainable Archaeology project, affiliated with Western, McMaster and the
Museum of Ontario Archaeology, is a ground-breaking collaborative initiative
that will host state-of-the-art research facilities,” she said. “Western’s
active involvement in the project is the primary reason why I chose to attend
this university as it provides a truly ideal opportunity to pursue my area of