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Khan wins Dean's Medal

The Dean’s Medal for the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies is being awarded to Ms. Amani Khan. Ms. Khan’s program of study is the Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Human Kinetics, graduating with a CGPA of 88.84% allowing Amani to be recognized as convocating with Great Distinction.

Ms. Khan excelled academically being named to the Dean’s Honour List every semester while attending the University of Regina. She was bestowed numerous scholarships and awards including University of Regina Relocation Entrance Award, Centennial Merit Scholarship, Academic Silver Scholarship Fall 2016, 2017, and 2018, John Spencer Middleton & Jack Spencer Golden Middleton Scholarship Winter 2017 and 2018, and Dr. Gurunathan Lakshman Award.

As an outstanding student, Amani was committed to academic success, all the while developing and maintaining professionalism, and engaging thoughtfully in community work. She proved herself beyond that of a 4th year undergraduate student, thinking critically, which was evident in her thoughtful writing. Amani applied her “classroom knowledge” by volunteering weekly at the First Steps Wellness Centre assisting therapists in strengthening and conditioning sessions with clients who have spinal cord injury or neurological disorders. She focused on the impact of disability on someone’s life, rather than just the diagnosis.

Ms. Khan developed strategies and trained new fitness leaders, to encourage older adults to become more physically active; upon completion Saskatchewan Health Authority was keen to put her learning into practice. Amani made presentations to RCMP Cadets on older adult abuse awareness and prevention and talking to the Cadets on how active, engaged older adults are less likely to become victims of abuse. Amani made significant contributions to the Lifelong Learning Centre with the Aboriginal Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren Support Network, learning about their challenges and listening empathetically. Engaging in numerous volunteering opportunities and possessing strong leadership skills, are admirable qualities, resulting in Amani being described as a real gem and pleasure to work with.

Ms. Khan is an exceptional candidate for this award, someone who will continue to represent our motto, “As one who serves” as an active alumni of the University of Regina.