07/12/ NEWS: The University of Windsor celebrates its first Rhodes Scholar
(Windsor, Ontario, Tuesday December 7, 2010) – Alan Wildeman, president of the University of Windsor, has announced that the institution has produced its first Rhodes Scholar. Joshua Chauvin, a fourth-year, double major in philosophy and psychology will head to England to complete graduate work at the University of Oxford (Oxford).
Established in 1902 by Cecil Rhodes, who was a British-born entrepreneur and Oxford alumnus, a Rhodes scholarship is considered to be the oldest and one of the most prestigious, international programs in the world. The scholarship provides at least two years of a fully funded graduate or undergraduate education at the University of Oxford. It also includes living and transportation allowances, said Chauvin.
“I am so proud of the University of Windsor. It's a win for everybody,” said Chauvin. "It definitely will be an enriching experience."
Eleven Canadians were selected to join a class of 84 scholars from countries around the world.
Dr. Astrid Guttman, secretary of the Ontario Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, said, "Joshua is a passionate advocate for decreasing stigma in our society and has shown leadership in the founding of Student Filmmakers as Social Advocates. We are delighted that he will have the opportunity to study at Oxford as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar."
Canadian Rhodes alumni include former University of Windsor President Dr. J. Francis Leddy, former Prime Minister John Turner and Bob Rae, Liberal MP and foreign affairs critic. Other well-known Rhodes Scholars include former US President Bill Clinton and author Naomi Wolf.
Founded in 1963, the University of Windsor has close to 16,000 full-time and part-time students. The University of Windsor’s mission is to enable people to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement. www.uwindsor.ca
Editors note: Joshua Chauvin will be available for interviews after the campus-wide Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall, themed: ‘We are UWindsor’, takes place today at 2 p.m. in Erie Hall, room 1120.
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