1981 Provost's Excellence Fund Report

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In February 2012, Professor Theresa Miedema (9T6) accompanied six students enrolled in Trinity College’s Ethics, Society and Law to the Netherlands to participate in an Internationalized Course Module (ICM)
 


For our 30th reunion in May 2011, our class gave a generous donation of over $11,000 to the College. We are very happy to report that our dollars were well spent through the Provost’s Excellence Fund!

The Fund has provided support to students for 12 projects so far:

  • Psychology research – Harvard
  • CCR2P Conference
  • World Debating Championships -- Philippines 
  • Health Studies Exchange -- Can Roots
  • Women in Politics research – Boston
  • Poetry publication
  • CIDA research –South Africa
  • UN Internship – Cologne
  • TRN 304Y ICM – Amsterdam
  • Edmonton Conference
  • G8 Research Group – Chicago
  • Students for International Development – Peru

Contributions ranged from $250 to $3800. More details are available, but here is a bit of a flavour, with a few excerpts from the reports:

TRN 304Y ICM – Amsterdam

“In February 2012, Professor Theresa Miedema (9T6) accompanied six students enrolled in Trinity College’s Ethics, Society and Law to the Netherlands to participate in an Internationalized Course Module (ICM). …The ICM centred on two key themes: how Amsterdam is responding to increased ethnic diversity and international institutional responses to atrocity. The group visited the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where they were able to attend a hearing, and the International Court in the Hague.  They met with a range of people on their trip, including: the Deputy Prosecutor for the ICTY…a city official…Dutch students…and Famile Arslan, the first lawyer in the Netherlands to wear the hijab…both the academic dimension and the social aspect of the ICM were a great success.”

World Debating Championships (Philippines)

“The Provost’s Excellence Fund helped to cover some of the expenses for two students to travel to Manila, Philippines to participate in the World University Debating Championships.  Without this funding they would not have been able to take part in this prestigious event.”

CIDA research –South Africa

“I used the funds to help pay for my travel to South Africa... [T]he funds essentially allowed me to work on a clinical trial which tested whether or not an antiviral pill that you took every day could prevent HIV infection. It allowed me to get on the ground research experience in a developing country as an undergrad. The ADAPT study is a phase II clinical trial…As the data manager for a trial site in Khayelitsha, a slum outside of Cape Town, I coordinated a range of data clerks, nurses and physicians to ensure that the data leaving our site was of high quality…the results of the trial may be used to expand Truvada’s FDA approval…"