Another Rhodes Scholar for Mount Allison
aroline Whidden ('13) of Brookside, NS has become
Mount Allison's 51st Rhodes Scholar. She will attend the
University of Oxford next year to pursue a Master's degree.
Mount Allison has more Rhodes Scholars per capita than any other
university in Canada. Whidden is the 10th student in the past 12
years to receive this award, an honour bestowed on just 83 students
each year from approximately 20 countries around the world. Val-
ued at more than $100,000, the scholarship is one of the oldest and
most prestigious in the world.
"Caroline is an extraordinary student and we are so proud of her,"
says Mount Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert
Campbell. "Becoming a Rhodes Scholar is an incredible achieve-
ment, one that lays the foundation for future success."
Whidden will graduate in May with a double degree -- a Bachelor
of Science majoring in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts major-
ing in international relations. Her long-term plan is to work in the
field of global health, either as a medical doctor, working with an
NGO, or working on research to help improve global health.
China-Canada forum focuses on liberal arts education
he second annual China-Canada Liberal Arts Forum,
held at Mount Allison in Sep. '12, welcomed 23 Chinese
university officials from 11 different institutions, as well
as representatives from 18 Canadian universities, the Association
of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the Province of
New Brunswick, and the Canadian Federation for the Humani-
ties and Social Sciences.
"This is a terrific example of how Canadian universities provide a
world-class education," says Jean-Marc Mangin, executive director
of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sci-
ences. "China wants to improve its liberal arts education to meet
the requirements of an advanced knowledge economy. It's no won-
der Mount Allison was sought out for its expertise, given its stellar
reputation for liberal arts education and undergraduate excellence."
Participants shared best practices in the design and delivery of lib-
eral arts education and built on the work begun at the first forum,
which focused on establishing academic exchanges.
"This forum offers the unique opportunity to develop scholarly and
institutional links that will both further collaboration and co-oper-
ation between our two countries, as well as deepen our understand-
ing of, and commitment to, the value of a liberal arts education,"
says President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell.
Caroline Whidden is Mount Allison's 51st Rhodes Scholar
Mount Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell,
centre, and Dr. Karen Grant, provost and vice-president academic
and research, right, speak with a participant during the China-
Canada Forum held at the University in September