School of Athen by Raphael

Laura Buzzard: Liberal Studies

Alumna Focus

Laura graduated with a Major in Liberal Studies and a Minor in Women's Studies in May of 2010 and received a Governor General's Silver Medal for academic excellence. After a year working for a publishing company, Laura has commenced her graduate studies towards an MA from the Department of English & Cultural Studies at McMaster University and is doing so with a $17,500 Social Sciences and Humanities Research scholarship. Her research paper done for Liberal Studies 400, a version of which she presented at an international conference, provided the basis for her application to graduate school. Laura refers to Liberal Studies as a "very positive environment" and the Liberal Studies classroom as a place where there was "a genuine engagement with the text we were reading and with each other". She describes the Liberal Studies instructors as "generous with their time and their knowledge" and as "incredibly helpful".