2016 Award Recipients

As this academic year comes to an end, it is our pleasure to announce the recipients of The President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership for 2016. This award was established in 2008 to recognize exceptional students who have a record of academic achievement, consistently demonstrate leadership, and make significant contributions to our community.

Connor Scheu, President's Award Recipient 2016

Connor Scheu, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (with Distinction)

Passionate about sustainability and renewable energy, Connor studied global climate systems as a participant on the Ice Arctic International Student Expedition. Through public discussions, Connor then shared his Antarctic research and experience at the poles to promote sustainable thinking. Connor also mentored new students in the Emerging Leaders Program, the Schulich Scholar Program and in the Scholars Academy.


In addition to his research and volunteer commitments, Connor has represented the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary at a national level in rowing, and teaches both summer youth rowing camps and adult “learn to row” programs. Connor also enjoys distance running and is a black belt in Shito Ryu karate.

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