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University celebrates student leadership

From left: 2018 Student Leadership Award winners Marissa George, Lawrence Akintoye-Bentola and Megan Weales. Absent from ceremony: Hamdi Jimale and Hafsah Hoda.
From left: 2018 Student Leadership Award winners Marissa George, Lawrence Akintoye-Bentola and Megan Weales. Absent from ceremony: Hamdi Jimale and Hafsah Hoda.

University students spend many hours immersed in classes and labs as they prepare for a successful future. But what students do outside the classroom can make a lasting impression in the community.

On September 12, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology celebrated students who demonstrate exemplary leadership practices aligning with the university’s values. Family, friends and the university community gathered to honour students for their positive contributions to the university at a ceremony for the President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership, as well the Student Leadership Awards.

President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership

  • Hamdi Jimale, Forensic Psychology, class of 2018, for her inspiring leadership both on and off campus.

Student Leadership Awards

The university presented one Student Leadership Award in each of the following categories:

  • Accountability: Lawrence Akintoye-Bentola, Master of Arts in Criminology, class of 2018
    • Honourable mention: Kyra Cabrera, Health Science, class of 2019
  • Community Building: Marissa George, Communication and Digital Media Studies, class of 2018
    • Honourable mentions:
      • Azkah Waseem, Criminology and Justice, class of 2019
      • Alyssa Williams, Biological Science, class of 2020
  • Innovation: Megan Weales, Communication and Digital Media Studies, class of 2018
    • Honourable mentions:
      • Kelcieya Ratnarajah, Criminology and Justice, class of 2018
      • Kenneth Clarke, Biological Science, class of 2018
  • Respect: Hafsah Hoda, Biological Science, class of 2018
    • Honourable mentions:
      • Vivian Lieu, Criminology and Justice, class of 2018
      • Sukhman Sahota, Health Science, class of 2019

Quote:

“Congratulations to this year’s award recipients. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology proudly celebrates all of these students for making valuable contributions to their communities and demonstrating their commitment to citizen leadership.”
- Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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