Allison Lord

Windsor, Nova Scotia
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Class of 2018

“It’s important to study the humanities, now, more than ever, to understand what it means to be human. We’re all here, we’re all human, really, I don’t think we’re that different at the core. Our world has evolved so quickly technologically wise, yet often issues regarding community, inclusion, and empathy seem to be left behind.”

What has receiving the Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarship meant to you?

Receiving the Donald R. Sobey scholarship has played an enormous role in my university experience. This scholarship has alleviated an immense amount of financial pressure, and a result, has allowed me to become more involved in extracurricular activities. It is an honor to be recognized for this award, and has most definitely contributed to having an increased amount of confidence in my ability to create positive change in my community.

Why did you choose King’s?

I chose King’s because of The Foundation Year Program. Its’ close knit community drew me in, and although I completed most of my courses after at Dal, I was proud to graduate as a King’s student and be involved in various organizations and societies.

What book or text that you’ve read at King’s has made the biggest impression on you?

Reading the Waste Land by T.S Elliot was refreshing and made me realize that art and academia are not mutually exclusive. There are many ways to learn.

What is your single favourite memory of King’s so far?

My favorite memory of King’s is acting in the King’s Theatrical Society play Orlando directed by Julia Schultz. I was new to acting- and it was a wonderful opportunity to get out of my comfort zone. The play was beautiful. I felt like I was part of something bigger.

Why do you think it’s important to study the humanities?

It’s important to study the humanities, now, more than ever, to understand what it means to be human. We’re all here, we’re all human, really, I don’t think we’re that different at the core. Our world has evolved so quickly technologically wise, yet often issues regarding community, inclusion, and empathy seem to be left behind.

How has King’s changed you as a person?

King’s has opened a door- slowly, then all the way, into a deeper appreciation of art, language, and… life! My experience has encouraged me to keep asking questions, even after lectures are over.