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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Student Leadership Awards of Recognition

Past award recipient Keisha Douraj standing with President Steven Murphy.The Student Leadership Awards of Recognition acknowledge and celebrate students who demonstrate exemplary leadership practices that align with the university's values. Each year, students are celebrated for their achievements and contributions to the Ontario Tech community.

The nominations are now closed. Check back for future nomination dates.

 

Award categories 

There are two categories of Student Leadership Awards presented to undergraduate and graduate students: Student Leadership Awards and President’s Award.

Student Leadership Awards

  • Nominee requirements
    • Must be a student enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or professional program.
    • Must have a CGPA of 3.0 to be considered for an award (graduate students).
    • Must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.7 to be considered for an award (undergraduate and professional students).
  • Accountability (Ethics) Award

    Students nominated for this award:

    • Should accept personal accountability in their leadership.
    • Should exemplify dependability.
    • Should incorporate ethical reasoning into their actions.
    • Should uphold transparent leadership practices.
  • Community Building Award

    Students nominated for this award:

    • Should develop or assist in the development of stronger relationships within and/or between segments of the university community.
    • Should foster connections and collaborative practices between peers, groups and/or team members.
  • Innovation Award

    Students nominated for this award:

    • Should build upon, inspire, or produce inventive ideas that surpass expectations in their leadership roles.
    • Should formulate new approaches and consider alternative solutions to existing problems or processes.
    • Should have a creative impact on their leadership initiatives.
  • Respect Award

    Students nominated for this award:

    • Should influence or promote equitable practices within the university community.
    • Should respectfully acknowledge or appreciate the perspectives and backgrounds of others and encourage others to do the same.

President's Award

  • Nominee requirements
    Undergraduate nominee requirements
    • Must be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or professional program.
    • Must be in their final year of study at the time of nomination.
    • Must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.7 to be considered for an award (undergraduate and professional students).

    Graduate nominee requirements

    • Can be in any year of study at the graduate level.
    • Must be a student enrolled in a graduate program.
    • Must have a CGPA of 3.0 to be considered for an award.
  • President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership

    The President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership is awarded to two individuals graduating: one graduate student, and one undergraduate student.

    Students nominated for the President's Award should fulfill the criteria listed in each of the Student Leadership Awards: Accountability (Ethics) Award, Community Building Award, Innovation Award, Respect Award.

    Below is a summary of the criteria:

    • Should accept personal accountability in their leadership.
    • Should exemplify dependability.
    • Should incorporate ethical reasoning into their actions.
    • Should uphold transparent leadership practices.
    • Should develop or assist in the development of stronger relationships within and/or between segments of the university community.
    • Should foster connections and collaborative practices between peers, groups and/or team members.
    • Should build upon, inspire, or produce inventive ideas that surpass expectations in their leadership roles.
    • Should formulate new approaches and consider alternative solutions to existing problems or processes.
    • Should have a creative impact on their leadership initiatives.
    • Should influence or promote equitable practices within the university community.
    • Should respectfully acknowledge or appreciate the perspectives and backgrounds of others and encourage others to do the same.