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From left to right: Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr, Elizabeth Haig (accepting on behalf of Alina Bykova), Rahul Arora, Amanda Khan and Larry Alford, U of T's chief librarian (photo by Paul Terefenko)

Rahul Arora, Alina Bykova and Amanda Kha win U of T Libraries' Graduate Student Exhibition Competition Awards

January 29, 2020

Students Rahul Arora, Alina Bykova and Amanda Khan have won this year’s Graduate Student Exhibition Competition Awards from University of Toronto Libraries for research that ranged from computer graphics to laparoscopic surgery and a Russian ghost town in the Arctic.

Each received a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to create exhibits based on their work.

“It is wonderful to see the research students produce supported by the wealth of information that we have available here at the libraries,” said Larry Alford, U of T’s chief librarian, during the competition prize ceremony held earlier this month at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

The award recognizes those who take complex work and make it accessible to other community members, said Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr.

“Events like this bring people together to connect, collaborate, and create,” Regehr said.

Graduate students base their exhibits on research projects that they have completed and submit a signed letter of support from their supervisor or instructor. Among the criteria for judging submissions is the student’s ability to demonstrate effective use of library resources and services.

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