During the annual GCSA Appreciation Banquet, nine awards are given out to students, staff, internal and external partners and community members who have helped go above and beyond during the part year. Everyone is nominated from someone within the department, or closely related to it. A committee of staff and students within GCSA is put together to review the nominations and chose the appropriate winners.
The 2017 award winners
Christine Dawson Award
This award is presented by the Georgian College Students’ Association to a student that spreads leadership through building collaborative partnerships in efforts to enhance the student experience and build an inclusive culture at Georgian College.
External Community Partnership Award
This award is presented to a person or organization from the community, who, through generous support or sponsorship, has greatly contributed to the student experience at Georgian College.
Extraordinary Initiative Award
An exceptional program, presentation, event or campaign that is created and executed by a student, group of students or Club or Association. The program must be original in theme, timely and appropriate, and have a significant positive impact on Georgian College and/or the greater community.
Internal Community Partnership Award
This award is presented to a department from the Georgian College community, who, through generous support or sponsorship, has greatly contributed to the student experience at Georgian College.
Kerry Hodge Award
This award is presented to an individual who is a member of Georgian’s staff, faculty or administration and has made an outstanding contribution to the Georgian College Students’ Association outside of their job description.
Michele Beaudoin Outstanding Achievement Award
Given to a student, a Club or an Association in recognition of outstanding sustained contributions to Georgian College and/or the greater community. Creativity and unwavering commitment to student success and engagement exemplify the work that this student, club or association has done over the past academic year.
Outstanding New Club Award
Given to a newly formed club or association in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Georgian College community. This organization will have addressed a present need or community issue. Innovation and sustainable programming exemplify this organization.
Scott Jackson Award for Student Leadership
This award is presented to a student leader who demonstrates a deep commitment to student life, a strong sense of school pride, a passion for leadership and a great sense of humour.
Tony Sanna Memorial Award
This award is presented by GCSA to honor a true friend and Georgian’s greatest volunteer – Tony Sanna. It is awarded to an individual who generously gives their time and effort and recognizes the benefit of volunteer activity and services at Georgian College.