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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October, 1920

I. L. G. Sutherland, M.A

page 33

I. L. G. Sutherland, M.A.

Honour has been brought to Victoria College this year by Mr. I. L. G. Sutherland, who has been awarded the Travelling Scholarship in Arts. Mr. Sutherland's academic record is unique in several respects. He received his earlier education at Masterton, and entered this College in 1916. He has gained first-class terms in every subject he has taken. In 1918 he graduated, and won the Senior Scholarship in Philosophy, and in 1919 gained First Class Honours in Philosophy, with exceptionally high marks. At present Mr. Sutherland holds a Jacob Joseph Scholarship and is engaged with the work involved. He is also acting as assistant to Professor Hunter.

Ever since entering the College Mr. Sutherland has been a prominent and enthusiastic member of various clubs. The Christian Union owes much to his services as secretary, president (in 1918), and librarian. A keen debater, he has taken part in the Plunket Medal contests, and once represented the Debating Society in the annual debate with the Social Democrats. The Free Discussions Club has also had his support. Last year he was a member of the executive of this club, and this year holds the office of vice-chairman.

Mr. Sutherland intends to leave New Zealand next year to avail himself of his scholarship. We are convinced that he will make the best possible use of his great opportunity and will win further distinctions, for he is known to his friends as a remarkably clear and sincere thinker, and moreover as a hard and thorough worker.