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Nominations Open: Student Leadership Awards 2021

Student leadership Awards

OCAD University is proud to recognize student leadership and excellence outside the classroom—acknowledging and celebrating our student leaders—whose outstanding commitment to advocacy, equity, social justice, student life and fellowship, help improve the campus community:


Peer Mentor Excellence Awards recognize two undergraduate Peer Mentors who have made outstanding contributions, in support of new and first-year students and helping build community, while adhering to the mandate of the Student Mentor Program.  


The Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for Students acknowledges an outstanding student whose advocacy and leadership on campus promote and advance human rights, equity, and social justice. 


A Student Group Leader Award is presented annually to a group leader who demonstrates outstanding contributions, commitment and support to their group, its members and the OCAD University community.  


The Indigenous Student Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding Indigenous student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by actively participating in and contributing to the Indigenous student community at OCAD U in support of its growth and development.  


The Excellence in Student Leadership Award recognizes the contributions of student leaders across the university in a variety of contexts, including representing student perspectives in positions on OCAD U committees, working groups, task forces, governance bodies or through publications, advocacy groups or the Student Union.  


The Student Employee Excellence Award acknowledges the considerable contributions made by OCAD U student employees (monitors) towards the operations of the University by recognizing student employee excellence, achievement, leadership, and skills development. 


Award recipients and nominees will be invited to a special online awards and recognition presentation in March coordinated by the Campus Life office. 




Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021.
(nomination forms can be found through the links above). 


Campus Life extends a huge thank you to our generous contributors for supporting Student Leadership Awards 2021:

  • Alumni Relations 
  • Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers 
  • Indigenous Student Centre 
  • K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation 
  • OCAD Student Union 
  • Office of the President 
  • Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & International 
  • OPSEU 576