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UOIT celebrates student leadership

The Student Leadership Awards ceremony was a chance to celebrate the achievements of UOIT students who have made significant contributions to the community.
The Student Leadership Awards ceremony was a chance to celebrate the achievements of UOIT students who have made significant contributions to the community.

Several University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students were recognized for their leadership achievements at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony held on September 11.

“Congratulations to this year’s award recipients,” said Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life. “This event was a chance for family, friends and the university community to celebrate the achievements of the many students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology who have made significant contributions to the community.”


Award recipients and finalists included:

Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life, with Christopher Grol, winner of the President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership - Undergraduate
From left: Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life, with Christopher Grol, winner of the President's Award of Excellence in Student Leadership - Undergraduate.

President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership - Undergraduate

  • Christopher Grol, Forensic Psychology, class of 2015

President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership - Graduate

  • Jessica Clarkson, Master of Arts in Education, class of 2014

Student Leadership Award - Community Building

  • Maria-Christina Mazza, Energy Systems Engineering and Management, class of 2016
  • Honourable mentions:
    • Areeba Afreen, Legal Studies, class of 2016
    • Muhammad Mahad, Mechanical Engineering, class of 2016

Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life, with Jessica Clarkson, winner of the President's Award of Excellence in Student Leadership - Graduate
From left: Olivia Petrie with Jessica Clarkson, winner of the President's Award of Excellence in Student Leadership - Graduate.

Student Leadership Award - Respect

  • Ashley Freckleton, Criminology and Justice, class of 2015
  • Honourable mentions:
    • Karen Foell, Nursing, class of 2016
    • Elizabeth Suen, Master of Health Sciences (Community Health), class of 2015

Student Leadership Award - Accountability

  • Vanessa Theophille, Community Development and Policy Studies, class of 2016

Student Leadership Award - Innovation

  • Nicole Deziel, Nursing, class of 2016
  • Honourable mention: Jennifer Bennett, Forensic Psychology, class of 2015

Student Leadership Award - Orientation

  • Philip Chieu, Forensic Science, class of 2016

The following entrance scholarship recipients from the past four years were also recognized at the event:

2012 (class of 2016):

  • Founder's Scholarship: Nicole Deziel, Nursing
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship: Christine Strelchuk, Health Science

2013 (class of 2017):

  • Founder’s Scholarship: Kristen Nazareth, Biological Science
  • President’s Scholarship: Cameron Wright, Nursing

2014 (class of 2018):

  • Founder’s Scholarship:
    • Matthew Efthimiades, Mechanical Engineering
    • Michael Rolph, Nuclear Engineering
  • President’s Scholarship: Courtney Francis, Biological Science
  • Global Leadership Award: Aaditya Geed, Mechanical Engineering
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship: Sydney Leguard, Kinesiology

2015 (class of 2019):

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship: Happy Inibhunu, Biological Science – Life Sciences
  • President’s Scholarship:
    • Helen Frampton, Nursing
    • Kate Giroux, Nursing
  • Founder’s Scholarship:
    • Aylina Dhanji, Legal Studies
    • Kelsey Moore, Forensic Science
  • FIRST Robotics Scholarship: Tyler Beadle, Electrical Engineering
  • Global Leadership Award: Aditya Kant, Mechanical Engineering
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