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Published: 25 Mar 2010

Architecture student Julia Webster was one of 14 McGill students to receive a Scarlet Key on Tuesday 23 March 2010 in a pinning ceremony presided over by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum. The Scarlet Key Society has promoted student leadership at McGill for over 75 years. The prestigious Scarlet Key award is given out to recognize and celebrate excellence in student leadership and extra-curricular activity.

Julia Webster is a post-professional M.Arch. student, enrolled in the History and Theory of Architecture option. Since 2005, she has been a positive force in campus life. Julia was a member of the first Bachelor of Arts and Science Integrative Council (BASiC), serving as the VP Internal, VP Arts External and finally as President. In that time, she obtained a new central office for the council, solidified the funding structure and ensured succession planning for years to come. Under her presidency, the council produced the first issue of the journal Ampersand and developed a new website. In her fourth year, Julia was elected Vice-President Internal of the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU). She re-envisioned the role of the VP Internal, formed a productive relationship with the Varsity Council and supported La Commission des Affaires Francophones and the Environment Commissioners. She oversaw construction of a new, bilingual website, confirming a commitment to bilingualism at the Society. She co-wrote the first "Greening Events Guide" and directed a multitude of successful campus-wide events, helping to build a sense of community. Julia was also involved in the creation of the 2009 SSMU Handbook, an acting editor of the Old McGill yearbook and a Photo Editor of the McGill Tribune.

For more information about the Scarlet Key Society, please see the following McGill website.

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