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IDST Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Leadership Award

Author: Kyle

Posted on Dec 4, 2017

Category: Student Stories


Kanza Hashmat, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program on the Fredericton campus, has been recognized nationally with a Canada 150 Community Leader Award.

Communities nation wide were invited by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly, to nominate a community member who embodies leadership characteristics and advocates for  diversity and inclusion, our young people, our environment and our reconciliation efforts with Indigenous people.

Kanza had her nomination submitted by Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, for her work increasing awareness of health and wellness for newcomers to the Province. 

Kanza is also active with youth in our community, and sits on both the Health and Wellness committee for the Multicultural Association and the 'Recruitment and Retention' committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

On behalf of the School of Graduate Studies, and the University of New Brunswick, we congratulate you Kanza!