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Student leader makes an IMPACT

Posted by Jane Doucet on April 1, 2019 in News, Students, Awards
Cydney Kane with her Impact Award (Photo: Danny Abriel)
Cydney Kane with her Impact Award (Photo: Danny Abriel)

We’re pleased to announce that second-year Schulich School of Law student Cydney Kane was the recipient of a Faculty Leadership Award at Dalhousie’s 2018–19 IMPACT Awards gala on March 21!

The IMPACT Awards, which are hosted by the Dalhousie Student Union in collaboration with Dalhousie University, recognize outstanding individuals and student groups that impact the Dal community. The awards are separated into five nomination categories: Academic Life, Student Life and Community Service, Student Societies, Residence Life, and Graduating Students.

“I am so excited and touched to be the winner of the Faculty Leadership Award for Law,” says Kane. “I can’t imagine a greater compliment than your peers thinking that you’re deserving of the title of a leader! It means so much to me to be able to work with so many other amazing leaders in our faculty every day. I’m grateful to be part of such a supportive community at Schulich Law.”

I can’t imagine a greater compliment than your peers thinking that you’re deserving of the title of a leader! I’m grateful to be part of such a supportive community at Schulich Law.

The Faculty Leadership Award, in the Academic Life category, is given to students who exemplify the highest level of passion for their discipline, take initiative in creating new opportunities, and encourage their peers to engage in faculty initiatives. Winners of this award positively impact other students in their faculty and the reputation of their faculty outside of the classroom.

Prior to this achievement, Kane had already accumulated several accolades. She received the Alistair Fraser Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice, the Alistair Fraser Award for Excellence in Tort Law, and the Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award for displaying integrity, teamwork, and commitment, as well as academic achievement.

While at the law school, Kane has supported the creation of four new societies for law students, led the rebranding of the Dalhousie Law Student Society, and created a society registration process to provide greater oversight over the society’s activities and increased financial accountability.