Shea Wind, a Research Assistant for the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in the Fall 2012 received the Undergraduate Research Excellence Award during the annual awards ceremony hosted by the office of Research and Industry Liaison. The ceremony took place on May 27th at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre.
The recipients were nominated from different departments ranging from Communications to the Sciences. Shea’s work, which he also presented at the annual Undergraduate Poster Day in March, looked at digitizing primary sources from the Vancouver Daily Province in the years 1906-1915. These articles looked at the South Asian migration in this time period. Shea’s project was titled “White Canada Forever: A Look Through the Eyes of the Vancouver Daily Province 1906-1915.”
In addition to accepting his award, Shea alongside his wife Jess (another recipient of the award) provided the keynote address. Their speech was well received by the audience, full of humour and wit, while at the same time acknowledging the research and work of their fellow award recipients.