By Linda Metcalfe
VANCOUVER, 16 November – Mr. Ian Marshall, the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, stated that essays had been submitted by students from both the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Mr Marshall then presented the $1,500 First Prize scholarship cheque, the Churchill Communication Challenge Trophy, and a personalized etched glass award to Dr. V. Jungic, who accepted these awards on behalf of his son Mr. Ozren Jungic, formerly of SFU and now studying at the University of Oxford. His First Prize paper was entitled: A Confluence of Objectives: British Policy Towards Yugoslavia During the Second World War. Dr. Jungic delivered a message from his son to the assembled Members and guests.
Mr. Marshall also presented the $750 Second Prize scholarship cheque and a personalized etched glass award to Mr. Robert Gagliano, formerly of UBC, who also briefly addressed the meeting. His Second Prize paper was entitled: “The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)”.
On behalf of the Society, the President called upon retiring Director Dr. Joe Siegenberg and presented to him a framed certificate of appreciation form the Society for his many years work both as a Board member and a past President. Dr. Siegenberg briefly addressed the Meeting and thanked the Society.