Student leadership and excellence is acknowledged and recognized at OCAD University annually since 2011/2012, with awards given to those whose outstanding contributions to student life, leadership, advocacy, equity and social justice, contribute to improving the campus community.
A celebratory dinner and awards ceremony are coordinated through the Campus Life office with generous financial support from First Generation Programs (Writing & Learning Centre); Financial Aid & Awards; Alumni Relations; Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives; Office of Vice-President, Academic; and the Office of the President. Awards being given out include:
PEER MENTOR AWARDS
Two awards, $500 each. Recipients are:
Three- and four-year commitment pins are also given out to those Peer Mentors who have stayed involved in the Student Mentor Program for three or four or more years.
DIVERSITY & EQUITY EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR STUDENTS
Usually one award, but this year, stellar nominations have resulted in securing of additional funds so that three $1000 awards will be given out. Recipients are:
New this year, we will be acknowledging and recognizing students who have taken an active student leader role in OCAD U Senate, Board of Governors, Student Union and student-run groups.