Friday, April 21, 2006

Congratulations to M.A. candidate Christine Charmbury, who was recently awarded a $5,000 Centennial Merit Scholarship from the Province of Saskatchewan. The scholarship program, based on a cost-sharing formula in which the province contributes about half the money and institutions and other donors the other half, was established in 2001 to keep promising young scholars in the province. The overall size of the program quadrupled recently, and this year for the first time local students enrolled in graduate programs could apply. We don't know if Christine raised the ante in her application by threatening to leave, but we're glad she's here.