Congratulations to Fatima Zehra Naqvi on being named one of Canada’s Rhodes Scholars for 2018. Zehra graduated in 2017 with a BA Honours in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her research and writing focuses on issues of borders, migration and displacement. In her final year at UBC, Zehra co-designed and co-facilitated a student-directed seminar on “Analyzing 21st Century Migratory and Social Movements Through New Media and Postcolonial Literature. ” Zehra is a Wesbrook Scholar, a recipient of the English Honours Medal and also received multiple awards while at UBC. One of the most competitive and prestigious scholarships in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship funds two to three years of postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Zehra intends to pursue an MSc in Migration Studies at Oxford and to use storytelling and journalism to influence policy making in support of migrants and refugees.
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