OCAD U student leaders celebrated at awards dinner

 

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4:00am

Students were recognized for their outstanding leadership contributions to the OCAD U community on March 11, 2015 at a dinner at the Beverly Hotel.

Quentin Barbatunde Vercetty Lindsay received the Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for his leadership in many student activities including organizing cultural events and establishing the ONYX Society (an organization that supported the art and the culture of black students on campus). Quentin has also organized literary and poetry activities and has given spoken word workshops. Quentin’s latest project was the Afrofuturism show in February.

The Peer Mentor Awards acknowledge participants who have made outstanding contributions to the Peer Mentor Program while demonstrating enthusiasm and positivity while providing helpful advice and support to first-year mentees. This year’s recipients are:

  • Amrita Panesar
  • Claire Tatangelo
  • Dimitry Galamiyev

Others were recognized for their work as peer mentors for three years or more:

  • Aishwarya Babu
  • Arielle Bourette-Klein
  • Lisa Frost
  • Loren Harssar
  • Renee Stephens
  • Vinh Le

The event was made possible by First-Year Initiatives; Office of the President; Financial Aid & Awards; Student Union and Office of the Associate Vice-President, Students.

Students who wish to become peer mentors can visit www.ocadu.ca/mentorprogram for the new online application form.

Pictured L-R: Dimitry Galamiyev, Vinh Le, President Sara Diamond, Claire Tatangelo, Lisa Frost, Quentin Barbatunde Vercetty Lindsay, Amrita Panesar.

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Recipients of Student awards
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4:00am

Students were recognized for their outstanding leadership contributions to the OCAD U community on March 11, 2015 at a dinner at the Beverly Hotel.

Quentin Barbatunde Vercetty Lindsay received the Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for his leadership in many student activities including organizing cultural events and establishing the ONYX Society (an organization that supported the art and the culture of black students on campus). Quentin has also organized literary and poetry activities and has given spoken word workshops. Quentin’s latest project was the Afrofuturism show in February.

The Peer Mentor Awards acknowledge participants who have made outstanding contributions to the Peer Mentor Program while demonstrating enthusiasm and positivity while providing helpful advice and support to first-year mentees. This year’s recipients are:

  • Amrita Panesar
  • Claire Tatangelo
  • Dimitry Galamiyev

Others were recognized for their work as peer mentors for three years or more:

  • Aishwarya Babu
  • Arielle Bourette-Klein
  • Lisa Frost
  • Loren Harssar
  • Renee Stephens
  • Vinh Le

The event was made possible by First-Year Initiatives; Office of the President; Financial Aid & Awards; Student Union and Office of the Associate Vice-President, Students.

Students who wish to become peer mentors can visit www.ocadu.ca/mentorprogram for the new online application form.

Pictured L-R: Dimitry Galamiyev, Vinh Le, President Sara Diamond, Claire Tatangelo, Lisa Frost, Quentin Barbatunde Vercetty Lindsay, Amrita Panesar.