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Research under way by graduate students is the product of a community of risk takers who understand the value of setting minds alight, said Murray Knuttila, Brock’s Provost and Vice-President Academic.
Knuttila applauded the collective courage of about 125 guests, including graduate students, donors, faculty and staff, during the Faculty of Graduate Studies 2013 Graduate Student Awards and Donor Recognition Reception. The annual event was held recently to celebrate the success of approximately 234 graduate students in winning a total of about $2.4 million in internal and external scholarships and awards.
“Setting minds alight is a risky business because when you encourage people to think freely, and give them the resources and opportunity, they tend to ask all kinds of questions - questions that probe every aspect of the universe and thus our physical, biological, social, cultural, political, and spiritual being,” Knuttila said.