The Faculty of Arts Award in Internationalization is given to a faculty member who promotes an increase in students’ awareness of international culture, perspective and issues. Examples might include courses integrating international experience, teaching material based on research in other countries and facilitating international student exchange. The award, worth $1,000, is given to a faculty member for research, travel, or activities related to professional development.
Dr. Jorge Nállim’s organization of and work in the Research Cluster in Power and Resistance in Latin America exemplify the best in scholarly and outreach work in internationalization and an enviable template for fostering interdisciplinarity in support of international awareness and understanding. Having successfully introduced many scholars at the University of Manitoba with interests in Latin America by first identifying those who could benefit from this interaction and second by stimulating their interest in collaboration, he strengthens this exceptional foundation for Latin American scholarship and understanding by “establishing . . .linkages with both undergraduate students and with off-campus Latin American community organizations in the city.” As one student commented “. . .sharing his personal knowledge gave a much deeper and nuanced understanding of the Latin American experience. . .[he] was able to remove the abstraction that often takes place when examining another culture, and give a tangible relationship to the history of a region. . ..” Another student emphasized that “. . .my education would not have taken me to the places I have been without [Dr. Nállim’s] involvement.” International students studying or conducting research in the Faculty of Arts are impressed by the “open dialogue” he promotes with his students, the importance he places on developing international awareness, and his facilitation of their scholarship. Dr. Nállim has developed/offered a full range of courses, from seminars in the social history of the Latin American state to courses in colonial Latin America and revolutions in 20th century Latin America, and supervises honours and graduate students in topics involving contemporary Latin America. Through numerous publications and local, national, and international presentations, meritorious teaching, service, and outreach (including his recent collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery on the Fernando Botero exhibit; work on and promotion of the Enrique Eismendi scholarship for students of Argentine heritage, among others) Dr. Nállim envisions the foundation for compelling international dialogue, and then seeds and nurtures it in ways that will continue to flower in the Faculty and University, his discipline, the educations and careers of students and collaborators, and in the broader local and global communities.n
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Faculty of Arts Award in Internationalization
Nomination Process: Nominations can be made by Department Heads, Program Coordinators, colleagues, or students (both undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Arts or graduate students completing their degrees in a department or program in the Faculty of Arts). Self-nominations are also encouraged. The nomination will be a letter of recommendation describing the contribution of the candidate and should not be more than three pages. Additional letters of support and other supporting material can be appended. The nomination package should be sent to the Associate Dean in charge of international education, C/O 307 Fletcher Argue Building.
Nomination deadline is April 30th.