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Arts & Science Scholar Awards 2016

Congratulations to the winners from the department of Sociology & Anthropolgy.
October 20, 2016

On October 5, a group of 151 of the best and brightest students from the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) were recognized for their exemplary academic achievements.


October 5, 2016 - Arts & Science Scholars Awards
photos: Ryan Blau

Scholar Cristy Vista, Bachelor of Arts – Sociology and Member of the Institute for Co-operative Education had the following to share:

Three keys to a good education:

  • Listen earnestly to your professors when they give a lecture, and to your colleagues when they share their thoughts. Understanding others can widen our own perspective.
  • Don't let confusion build up — it can hamper learning. Clarify concepts or processes you don't understand as soon as you hear about them.
  • Learning should not be a lonely process. When you're having a hard time, ask for help. Concordia has many resources you can tap.

Two lessons learned at FAS:

  • Information is never neutral. It must not be simply digested, but carefully examined and reflected on.
  • The world is built in a way that we are unequal and completely reliant on each other. The comforts we may have are at the expense of others, and this makes us our brother’s keeper.

One piece of advice for other students:

  • Studying to just get the grade can be tedious and off-putting. Relate your coursework to your passions, long-term goals and aspirations. This approach can give you encouragement during difficult times. 

Read more about the 151 exceptional 2016 Arts and Science Scholars

See all the photos from the award ceremoney on flickr

Find out how to land a place on the Dean’s List, and how to become an Arts and Science Scholar at Concordia. 

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