Nancy Coldham is this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s gold medal for the most outstanding thesis or graduate project.

Grad student garners award for Rwanda work

Nancy Coldham will receive her award at the morning convocation ceremony today (Nov. 6) at the Royal Theatre in Victoria.

Helping to improve a training and mentorship program for women’s small businesses in post-conflict Rwanda earned a Royal Roads graduate student a Governor General award. Nancy Coldham earned the gold medal for the most outstanding thesis or graduate project for her Rwandan research – part of her Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication.

“The most impressive aspect of Nancy’s research  is her commitment, through travel and intensive interviewing, to ensuring that her recommendations to improving the women entrepreneur training program reflected the true lived experiences and needs of the Rwandan women who were the program participants,” said Jennifer Walinga, director of the school of communication and culture at Royal Roads.

Coldham will receive her award at the morning convocation ceremony today (Nov. 6) at the Royal Theatre in Victoria.