A York University student is one of 16 Canadian scholars to receive the 2015-16 Killam Fellowship, a prestigious award that provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate students in Canada to study in the United States (and vice versa).
Tetyana Klimova, an iBA student in political science with a minor in sociology in English and French at the Glendon campus, will study at the University of Washington during the 2015-16 academic year.
Klimova was born in Ukraine and has lived in Toronto since she was seven. She has a passion for languages and a curiosity for studying social interactions.
As a Killam Fellow, she looks forward to studying Canada-U.S. relations at the macro and micro levels, specifically their political partnership and how that partnership affects the international order.
Klimova’s academic interest is studying how people interact both socially and politically, and examining how those are connected. Through the study of past research and real-world experience, she hopes to achieve a better understanding of the world. In particular, her goal is to look at power – who has it, how it evolves and why/how it is used to benefit or create an imbalance of the status quo.
York University will also host a visiting Killam Fellow in 2015-16, Amber Davis, a dance and theatre student at Towson University (Maryland). She was one of 22 American scholars to receive the fellowship.
Davis has consistently made the Dean’s List while being a member of the Towson University Dance Company, and she is also a part-time dance instructor for her former dance companies. She has performed internationally and at major venues across the states.
Davis plans to pursue a master’s degree in theatre soon after graduating from Towson. She aspires to perform on Broadway and travel globally throughout her career.
The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of US$5,000 per semester, a three-day orientation in Ottawa and a three-day spring seminar in Washington, D.C.
Recipients are selected from all disciplines of study.
The program is administered by Fulbright Canada and is supported by the American Killam Trusts and Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada. It is an integral part of the foundation’s multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the U.S.