English Department News
Announcing the 2012 Georgia Milligan Scholarship Winner
The English Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University would like to congratulate Tanya Tomasch, this year’s recipient of the Georgia Milligan Scholarship for Excellence in English. Tanya is an English Major/History Minor in her fourth year and has been an English Writing tutor at Kwantlen's Learning Centre in Surrey for the past two years. After completing her B.A., Tanya hopes to do an MA degree at SFU in English or Humanities in order to pursue her love for literature, history and philosophy.
Space Available in these Fall 2012 Courses
Kwantlen English graduate receives Arthur Ellis Award
Sam Wiebe has won the Arthur Ellis award for best unpublished novel. Read more about his achievement here.
Literature for Our Times
Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century.
Bottom of Form
Literature for Our Times offers the widest range of essays on present and future directions in postcolonial studies ever gathered together in one volume. Demonstrating the capacity of different approaches and methodologies to ‘live together’ in a spirit of ‘convivial democracy’, these essays range widely across regions, genres, and themes to suggest the many different directions in which the field is moving..
The Editors: Bill Ashcroft is a founding theorist of postcolonial studies, co-author of The Empire Writes Back, and author of sixteen books and over 150 articles and chapters. Ranjini Mendis is Associate Editor of the open-access journal Postcolonial Text. She teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. Julie McGonegal teaches English at Laurentian University at Georgian College. She is the author of Imagining Justice: The Politics of Postcolonial Reconciliation. Arun Mukherjee teaches English at York University in Toronto. She recently translated the Marathi Dalit writer Sharankumar Limbale’s novel Hindu.
Celebrating Our B.A. Graduates: Convocation 2012
Students graduating with a Major in English:
Hazel Ka Chai Chan
Sarah Kathleen Dinsmore
Janet Elizabeth Eastwood (with distinction)
William Michael Fast
Kristina Tracey Fraser
Kiranjoth Kaur Heer
Rachel Victoria MacPherson
Jagroop Kaur Naga
Manabu Seki (with distinction)
Trevor Patrick Wilson
Jillian Victoria Jane Yuen
Double Minor in Creative Writing and English:
Jonathan James Turner
Associate of Arts, English:
Sukhpreet Kaur Gill
Sophia Katharina Kreuzkamp
Richmond Arceo Ocampo
Among the Plazas and the Courts: Writers Reading the City
Manabu Seki is this year's recipient of the Georgia Milligan Scholarship Read Manabu's story here.
B.A. English Reception, October 12thBA reception invite
Celebrating Our B.A. Graduates: Convocation 2011
English Faculty: Jennifer Williams, Neil Patrick Kennedy, Cecilia Martell, Gillian Dearle & Karen Inglis
B.A. English Graduates: Kyle Stewart, Ryan Moriarty, Jessica Ounsted, Marine Brewer, Gillian Dunks, Alyssa Powell, Josh Brown, Nancy Sayre & Dan Mizuguchi
Bachelor of Arts, English
Joshua Hendry Brown
Ryan Brentley John Moriarty
Gillian Jane Dunks
Daniel Alan Mizuguchi
Jessica Allyson Ounsted
Alyssa Blair Powell
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREES
Haylee Francis Bowling
Annie Hsin Wen Chang
Grace Caitlin Cleveland
Marina Elisabeth Dunatov
Adrian David Albert Greer
Melissa Kathrine Roberts
The English Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University presents a poetry reading by Phinder Dulai.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
Room D136 (Fir Building), Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
Phinder Dulai has worked as a freelance writer and journalist, and was the poetry editor for the South Asian quarterly Ankur. His poetry has been published in Matrix, the Capilano Review, Memewar Magazine, Rungh, the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, the Toronto South Asian Review, and West Coast Line, and is included in the anthology Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature (Oxford University Press, 2007). Excerpts from his work have been featured in the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail.
Phinder published his first book of poetry, Ragas from the Periphery (Arsenal Pulp Press), in 1995. Basmati Brown was published by Nightwood Editions in 2000. He currently works as a program manager in the B.C. government and lives in Surrey, BC, with his wife and two daughters.
2011 Georgia Milligan Scholarship Student Announced
For more information, click here.
Fall 2011 Literature Courses Announced
For more information, click here.
Tightrope Books Hosts 2010 Best Canadian Poetry Event
Tightrope Books is throwing a poetry party like no other! Get wordy and wild with them and their poets at their Vancouver book launches for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010. Tightrope Books’ editor, Shirarose Wilensky, is hosting the Vancouver launch of Best Canadian Poetry 2010 at the AGRO Café.
Some of the anthology’s contributors will give readings, including: Jamella Hagen, M.G.R. Hickman-Barr, Michael Johnson, Sonnet L’Abbe, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Don McKay, Catherine Owen, Elise Partridge, Lenore & Beth Rowntree, Melanie Siebert, Anne-Marie Turza, Patricia Young, Changming Yuan, and David Zieroth!
Saturday, 23 October, 2010
The Agro Café (1363 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, BC)
This event is free
The First Recipient of the Georgia Milligan Scholarship for
Excellence in English
Excellence in English
With this award, Georgia's friends and colleagues honour her memory by supporting a student who has shown outstanding promise in the Bachelor of Arts - English Major degree program. We are proud to announce that Kylie Van Eaton is the first recipient of the Georgia Milligan Scholarship for Excellence in English. Kylie is in the final year of her Bachelor of Arts in English. After leaving Kwantlen she plans to attend graduate school or enter the PDP program at SFU. Upon completion of these additional degrees Kylie intends to become a teacher or counselor within the school setting. Kylie enjoys working with children and youth and wants to impact their lives positively. We are happy to support Kylie on her journey.
We need your help! The English Department would like to grow the scholarship to $1000, and we need to establish the $10,000 endowment required to maintain the scholarship. If you would like to help us honour Georgia by supporting outstanding students like Kylie, please use the form below or contact Development Officer Katie Kinch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:
- Be declared English major at Kwantlen Polytechnic University with the intent of completing their degree at Kwantlen.
- Scored the highest GPA in 21 credits in English courses, including up to nine credits of 2000-level courses, and at least 12 credits of 3000- or 4000-level courses.
Application Deadline: September 30 Current Award Amount: $750
Celebrating Our B.A. Graduates: Convocation 2010
Andrea O'Connell and Adam Vincent
Andrea O'Connell, Paul Tyndall, Sue Ann Cairns, Neil Patrick Kennedy, Cecilia Martell, Adam Vincent
Paul Tyndall, Andrea O'Connell, Neil Patrick Kennedy
Faculty of HumanitiesBaccalaureate Degree
Bachelor of Arts - Double Minor in Creative Writing and English
Stephanie Claire Hall
Bachelor of Arts - Major in English, Minor in Creative Writing
Kistie Saajan Singh