The fifth graduating class in International Development received their INDEV graduation rings yesterday at a daytime ceremony. The rings represent the ‘fellowship’ of this program, which teaches the knowledge, business skills and innovative thinking required to bring about human development that is environmentally sustainable, culturally responsible, and scientifically sound.
Mechanical Engineering student Richard Yim, who started in the St. Paul’s GreenHouse program last fall and will be a GreenHouse Fellow in the spring term, won a total of $35,000 for his landmine defusing venture this week.
St. Paul’s student Kaitlin Murray (fourth-year International Development) is the recipient of a Mitacs Globalink Research grant, worth $5,000, which will allow her to work with a non-governmental organization called NIRMAN in India this term. Mitacs is an internationally known Canadian not-for-profit organization that supports research, training, and social innovation.