Carin Holroyd.

Excellence overseas

A U of S professor has been recognized by the Governor General's Awards for her work in developing educational resources overseas.

By University Communications
Carin Holroyd, associate professor in the Department of Political Studies, is a recipient of a Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) for her charitable and community work related to the Vietnam Education Society.

Holroyd has helped to raise over $700,000, build nine different educational facilities in rural Vietnam and provide funding for annual summer camps and school support for young girls at risk of human trafficking. The Vietnamese government honoured her last year for her dedication and commitment to raising funds and establishing schools, lunch programs and scholarships to help children in remote areas of the country.

The Meritorious Service Medal—part of larger set of service decorations created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1984—recognizes a deed or an activity that has been performed in a highly professional manner, or according to a very high standard: often innovative, this deed or activity sets an example for others to follow, improves the quality of life of a community and brings benefit or honour to Canada.

An official installation ceremony will be held later this year.

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