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The Young Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Award was established to recognize an individual who graduated in the past five years.

Nominated by their peers, recipients embody the spirit of Bishop’s through their professional achievements or community service.  Felicity Burns ’17 was the recipient in 2022.

2022 Young Alumna of the Year – Felicity Burns ‘18

Felicity graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Educational Studies and a minor in Sports Studies, and again in 2018 with a B.Ed. After Bishop’s, she continued her studies at McGill University and earned an M.A. in Education and Society.

Felicity teaches using values acquired at Bishop’s, namely the desire to instill curiosity, confidence, and responsibility in the classroom. She is beloved by her students for her engaging and innovative teaching approaches, and always strives to meet the needs of individual students regardless of how they may differ from the group’s.

She has worked at Bishop’s College School as Learning Strategist and Individual Education Plan Manager. She is presently is a research assistant at Bishop’s on a project studying children with chronic pain, and is teaching a class in the School of Education. She has also helped organize walks in support of Orange Shirt Day and the Climate March.

Overall, Felicity has been an active and involved member of her communities with a pronounced interest in children’s well-being. The combination of her academic, professional, and volunteer accomplishments makes her a fitting recipient for this award.

List of Past Winners

2022   Felicity Burns ‘17

2021   Allie Hurry ’17

2020   Kirsten Dobler ‘17 (*Ms. Dobler declined this award)

2019  Jordan MacNevin  ‘15

2018  Emma Fingler ‘16

2017  Robert Dunfield ‘15