2021 Graduates

Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates

The Department of Political Science sends congratulations to all of our students who graduated in 2021 and wishes them all the very best in their future pursuits

Katrina Bahnam

Katrina Bahnam received the President’s Medal for outstanding contribution to campus activities while maintaining a superior academic record.

Receiving the President’s Medal as a awarded to a graduating student who has made an outstanding contribution to campus activities while maintaining a superior academic record means more to Katrina Bahnam than prestige.

“I’m a first-generation student,” says the newly-minted alumna, who received her political science degree during Convocation ceremonies Monday. “My parents immigrated from Iraq in hopes that my brothers and I could pursue our dreams. This medal represents their sacrifices and all that they left behind for us. And it represents all of the love and support I had along the way.

“In short, I am so, so grateful for this honour.”

See the Daily News complete article 

Katrina also received the Board of Governor's Medal, LEAD Gold medallion and a medal for completing the Outstanding Scholars program.  Katrina will continue her studies in the Fall at the University of Ottawa, in the Juris Doctor Program (Common Law).  

An interview with Katrina after winning the President's Medal:


Rafat Abu Al Haija, BA, Honours Political Science with Distinction

Elizabeth Stiers, BA Honours, Law & Politics with Thesis

Elizabeth will continue her studies with the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in the Fall.

Colton Allen, BA, Honours Law and Politics with Thesis & Distinction

Colton also received a LEAD Bronze Medallion. 
This Fall, he will continue his studies in the Juris Doctor program at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Katrina Hermle, BA, Law & Politics with Thesis

Katrina also completed the Outstanding Scholars Program and received a Gold Lead Medallion.  She will continue her Law Degree studies at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law this Fall.

Tartil Shaheen, BA, Honours, Law & Politics with Thesis and Great Distinction

Tartil has been awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship and will be completing an MA in Political Science here at UWindsor beginning in Fall 2021