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James Henry "Jim" Rodd Anthropology Award
|Occasion:||Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night|
|Process:||selected by awards and scholarship committee|
|Description:||Awarded to a student majoring in anthropology who has the highest grade in Anthropology Theory 361 in the previous year of study.|
|Background:||This award has been established by Jean Mitchell in memory of her much-loved partner James (Jim) H. Rodd (1962-2013). This award acknowledges Jim Rodd's passionate interest in teaching Anthropology. Jim graduated from UPEI's Sociology and Anthropology program in 1992, going on to do graduate studies in anthropology at the University of Victoria. At the time of his passing, he was enrolled in the doctoral program in the Faculty of Education. The discipline of anthropology was compelling for him because as a study of human differences it opened up possibilities of social justice. His classroom was a model of what he believed society could be: a place of respect, openness, tolerance, fairness, intellectual challenge and empathy. He took the time not only to teach but to learn about his students. All of them. After his many years of teaching and study at UPEI, Jim's insight, intelligence, humour, courage and imagination continue to inspire the students, staff and faculty who knew him.|