Bishop’s University is pleased to announce that Ethan Pohl, a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Sociology, has been awarded the prestigious 3M National Student Fellowship.
The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives, at their post-secondary institution. These students embrace a vision of education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.
During his time at Bishop’s, Ethan has been the Station Manager at BU Toast Radio and helped design and facilitate ENG454 Podcasting, one of the experiential learning opportunities offered through the English Department. As part of this project he also co-published a peer-reviewed article on student-faculty partnerships and has since presented at international conferences. He has been a valuable contributor to the Maple League Student Advisory Council, and is a wonderful example of a student who has benefitted from a model of education that values collaboration as a fundamental process in building capacities for new ways of thinking, doing, and learning through an individualized approach to undergraduate education. As Dr. Jessica Riddell, his 3M nominator, writes, “Ethan has been a leader on campus throughout his time at Bishop’s, and continues to seek out colleagues and collaborators to broaden his knowledge – but also to help his peers find their voices. Ethan is the ultimate amplifier of student voices, which makes him an ideal 3M fellow. Ethan has always been very open about his own struggles and messy journeys: because he knows how hard it is to find your voice, he has committed himself to helping others find theirs.”
Awardees attend the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in June, where they will participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat and lead the closing plenary. This year STLHE2019 is in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“At Bishop’s, we are small and yet mighty in our aspirations to be the institution of choice for outstanding young people seeking academic excellence and a comprehensive undergraduate experience,” Dr. Riddell explains. “We believe that student learning and strong student-faculty partnerships are at the heart of higher education, and we are very proud of Ethan as a model of educational leadership, academic rigor, research, and creative activity.”
For additional information:
Dr. Jessica Riddell
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence
Executive Director, The Maple League of Universities
Associate Professor, Department of English, Bishop’s University
3M National Teaching Fellow (2015)
Chair, Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)