Student
Recognition

OCAD University is proud to recognize student leadership and excellenceacknowledging students, Peer Mentors, student members
of the Board of Governors and Senate, student-run club leaders, and intramural captainswhose outstanding initiative and contributions to leadership, advocacy, equity, social justice and student life, help improve the campus community. An annual celebratory dinner and awards ceremony are coordinated through the Campus Life office. See event photos...

PEER MENTOR AWARDS

Campus Life is committed to ensuring that all undergraduate student Peer Mentors in the Student Mentor Program are aware of their value to the program and that their efforts are appreciated and recognized. 

Supported by First Generation Programs, Peer Mentor Awards acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions supporting their assigned Student Mentee(s) and the University community. Nominations open each year in November and recipients are announced at an annual dinner and reception in March. 

Read more and find out about the nomination process.

Peer mentors who have shown true commitment and have volunteered for three (or more) years are presented with a special commitment pin.

Peer Mentor Award recipients 2018: Daniel and Matt
2017/2018 Peer Mentor Award recipients (l-r): Matt McCleery and Daniel Lugo Travieso. Photo by Mathisan Paramanathan.

Recipient(s):
2017/2018

Daniel Lugo Travieso
Matt McCleery

Four-year commitment pin recipient:
Arashdeep Chahal

Three-year commitment pin recipients:
Adria Maynard
Elizabeth Chan
Jacqueline Lee

2016/2017

Sandra Samy Ibrahim
Xulin Wang

Three-year commitment pin recipients:
Arashdeep Chahal
Aruvi Rajasingham
Hilary Thich
Samantha Waters

2015/2016

Ahmed Bokhari
Jacqueline Lee

Four-year commitment pin recipients:
Aishwarya Babu
Peter Brickell
Lisa Frost
Vinh Le

Three-year commitment pin recipients:
Saffron Bolduc-Chiong
Daniela Bratu
Emma Burkeitt
Rebecca Canzio
Haley Rae Dinnall-Atkinson
Gunreet Gill
Sakina Hussain
Sabrina Leeder
Ilan Max
Joshua Mistry
Aaron Newby
Krista Poniatowski
Brittany  Rebelo
Nicole Rebello
Chimane Samuel
Rachel Tham
Marishka Zachariah

2014/2015

Amrita Panesar
Claire Tatangelo
Dimitry Galamiyev
 

Three-year commitment pin recipients:
Aishwarya Babu
Arielle Bourette-Klein
Claire Tatangelo
Dimitry Galamiyev
Lisa Frost
Renee Stephens
Vinh Le

2013/2014

Ashley Mauerhofer
Claire Tatangelo
Karen Nguyen
Long Gao
Vinh Le
 
Commitment pin recipients:

Aaron Sevilla
Astha Bhatia
Beatrix Casiano
Bryan Bermudez
Cecelia Leddy
Jennifer Phung
Kristy De Guzman
Laura Headley
Melanie Hong
Michael Pitropov
Michele Coronel
Phuong Nguyen
Pinlin Liu
Sandra Frankel
Sonet Providence
Sylvia Pinsonneault
T.J. Herman

2012/2013

Ashley Mauerhofer
Brooke Wayne
Eric Carriere
Peter Brickell
Sylvia Pinsonneault
 
Commitment pin recipients:

Brianna McLellan
Brooke Wayne
Chung Yi Leung
Erika Balint
Humyra Hafiz
Kelly McKenzie
Kimberly Jose
Laura Duggan
Long Gao
Maggie Chan
Peter Brickell
Raymond Salabar
Sabrina Chen
Sophy Lee

2011/2012

Jillian Claeys
Josie MacLachlan
Laura Headley
Paul Chin
Sylvia Pinsonneault

 

DIVERSITY & EQUITY EXCELLENCE
AWARD FOR STUDENTS

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

The award is sponsored by OCAD Student Union and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & International, and includes a $1,000 prize, an awards certificate, and congratulatory letter from OCAD University President/Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sara Diamond. The recipient is announced at an annual appreciation reception in March. 

Read more and find out about the nomination process.

Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for Students recipient Meghana Ravi with ODESI and OCADSU presenters
2017/2018 Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for Students recipient (far left): Meghana Ravi. Presented by (l-r): Shamina Chherawala, Programs, Outreach & Human Rights Advisor, Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives; Jaycee Tu, Executive Director, Academic Affairs, OCAD Student Union; Veronika Ivanova, Executive Director, Grad Studies, OCAD Student Union; and Victoria Ho, Coordinator, Sustainability Initiatives, Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives. Photo by Mathisan Paramanathan.

Recipient(s):
2017/2018

Meghana Ravi

2016/2017

Maya Wilson-Sanchez

2015/2016

Rouzbeh Akhabari
Zviko Mhakayakora
Amanda Robertson-Hebert

2014/2015

Quentin Babatundé VerCetty Lindsay

2013/2014

Alex McLaren
Simone Rojas-Pick

2012/2013

Brooke Wayne

 


STUDENT GROUP LEADER AWARD

The Student Group Leader Award will be presented annually to a student group leader who excels, above and beyond in their leadership role! Through facilitation and involvement, the leader demonstrates outstanding contributions, commitment and support to their group members and the OCAD University community.

All student group leaders are invited to our annual Student Leadership dinner where the successful Student Group Leader Award candidate will be announced and receive a unique engraved award, made possible by support from OCAD U’s Imagination Catalyst.

Currently enrolled OCAD U undergraduate and graduate student group leaders of OCAD U’s recognized student-run groups for the 2017/2018 academic year are eligible to be nominated.

Find out how to nominate a deserving student group leader (DOCX).

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2017/2018 Student Group Leader of the Year Award recipient Russell Chiu (centre) with Ahmed ElBedaway, OCAD U Imagination Catalyst (left), and Gillian Siddall, Vice-President, Academic & Provost (right). Photo by Mathisan Paramanathan.

Recipient(s):
2017/2018

Russell Chiu
The Grind

2016/2017

Ali Al-Awadhi
OCAD U Muslim Students' Association


EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT SERVICES

Financial Aid & Awards presented a special Excellence in Student Services Award to Michelle Peraza.

Since 2016, Michelle has served students with expertise, empathy, enthusiasm and excellence. An extraordinary student services representative, her skills and dedication have made a leader to assist in breaking down financial barriers for her student peers. This is due in part to her excellent customer service, work ethic as well as her willingness to lead by example. Despite her accomplishments, Michelle does everything with the utmost humility. She brings out the best in the Financial Aid & Awards department and her example of selfless dedication is an inspiration to everyone who works with her. 

Her outlook and attitude towards any situation is admirable, she can always bring a smile to anyone’s face and turn any situation to a positive experience. On behalf of our Vice-Provost Students & International as well as your Financial Aid & Awards team we applaud your performance with this Service Excellence Award, honoring your achievements. Michelle, we value your work ethic and leadership and appreciate your contributions!

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(l-r): Samara Diaz Sanchez, Assistant, Financial Aid & Awards and Student Success Programs; Vilma Short, Financial Aid Advisor; 2017/2018 Excellence in Student Services Award recipient Michelle Peraza; and Andre De Freitas, Manager, Financial Aid & Awards. Photo by Mathisan Paramanathan.

Recipient(s):
2017/2018

Michelle Peraza

2016/2017

Samara Diaz Sanchez


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