Kwantlen Journalism Student Honoured with a Webster Award

Mon, Oct 24, 2011


Kimiya Shokoohi
Fourth year Kwantlen Polytechnic University journalism student Kimiya Shokoohi in Sochi, Russia Oct. 2010 covering the 2014 Olympics related peace-through-sport program Generations For Peace.

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Kwantlen Journalism Student Honoured with a Webster Award

METRO VANCOUVER, BC – (October 25, 2011) – If she wasn't receiving an award, she'd be covering the story. Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Kimiya Shokoohi was one of six students awarded The Jack Webster Foundation Student Journalism Award on Monday, October 24, 2011.

"I am so incredibly humbled to be recognized with this very prestigious award," says Shokoohi, who is in her fourth year in Kwantlen's Bachelor of Journalism program. "It is an amazing feeling to know that what you're doing is good enough to be noticed by some of the best in the business. I'm completely grateful."

Next year, Shokoohi hopes those best in the business remember her when she looks to pursue a career in sports journalism—her ultimate goal. She joins an elite group of 99 BC journalism students to have been recognized with the award since 2001. Each student winner will receive $2,000 towards his or her tuition.

The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and encourage excellence in BC-based journalism.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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