UB Graduate Student, Two Recent Graduates Receive Student Fulbright Grants

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: October 27, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo graduate student and two 2003 UB graduates have received Fulbright grants, all to Canada, for 2003-04.

They are:

• Debra Kolodczak of North Collins, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media Study. Based at Carleton University in Ottawa, Kolodczak's research will examine the canoe's association with native peoples leading to an investigation of its role in Canada's frontier settlement and tourism industry. She also plans to explore the use of the canoe through the lenses of work, play, symbol, and show; look at two unexamined artifacts of the canoe's manufacture, and raise awareness in the U.S. and Canada of native peoples' many contributions to the nation's identity.

• Casey O'Hara of Camden, who graduated cum laude in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in geography and a minor in French. O'Hara's Fulbright project is entitled "Location Based Services in the United States and Canada: A Comparative Study of Trends in the Commercial GIS Sector." He is based at the Université Laval in Quebec City.

• Gary Winston of Spencerport, who graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in geography and French. Winston, also based at the Université Laval, is working on a project entitled "Study in Economics and International Trade in Canada: NAFTA and the FTAA."