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Nominations open for 2016 President's Awards

Recognizing excellence in student leadership
January 20, 2016

Winners of the 2015 President's Award, from left: Aaron Baskerville-Bridges, Sarah Akierman, Luis Carlos Welbanks Camarena, Kalista Sherbaniuk, and Peter Jianrui Liu. 

Nominations are now open for the President’s Award. Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for the 2016 President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership.  

The deadline for online nominations is March 1, 2016.

The President’s Award is given to outstanding graduating students (undergraduate or graduate) each year at the June or November convocation ceremony. It is a prestigious acknowledgement of excellence in academic achievement and extracurricular contributions. 

"We have some amazing students," says Susan Barker, vice-provost (student experience). "We know that many of them make outstanding contributions to the community through volunteer work as well as helping fellow students. When they do this alongside high academic achievement, it is right and proper that we acknowledge their efforts in making this world a better place as the whole of the University of Calgary family benefits from such selfless leadership.”

Nominators must have consent from the students whose names are put forward to the selection committee, which has representation from the Students’ Union and the Graduate Student’s Association. The nomination also requires three supporting letters of reference from students, faculty or staff at the University of Calgary.

Read about the 2015 award recipients.