Piu Chowdhury (Batch 141)
Gold Medalist, Summa cum Laude
Currently, MA Student and Research Assistant
Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media, University of Manitoba
Recipient of the International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS) and Fellowship for Educational Purposes, University of Manitoba
Author of: The Thoughts of an Insomniac Owl and Inside the Mind of The Lemon Poet
The knowledge, expertise, and the experience that the Department of English and Humanities provided has not only been the building blocks of my future, but has also played a major part in building who I am today. DEH is like a home to me. It made me believe in myself and helped me to discover my potentials even before I could see it myself. It changed my life so positively that I came out of my cocoon, took challenges, received inspiration to think out of the box and reinvent myself. This was possible because DEH has the best faculty members who are so experienced that with them it feels as though education and knowledge do not end in the class. Their guidance and profound ideas have always motivated me to keep learning. The knowledge that I gathered from their lectures and from the intriguing courses that DEH offered will help me throughout my life. My work as a Teaching Assistant of DEH, as editor of MUSE, the student magazine, and the Paper Canoe literary club activities as well as my academic involvements in translation projects and the research centers at ULAB shaped me into who I am today. So, no matter where I go in search of the dream that I wove about my life and career, I will proudly keep saying, “I am Piu Chowdhury and I am a student of the Department of English and Humanities in ULAB.” DEH was an epiphany, an identity, a solace, and a place where I found myself! At DEH, I did not only have an experience, I LIVED an experience.
The knowledge, expertise, and the experience that the Department of English and Humanities provided ...