During the annual GCSA Appreciation Reception – known now as The Georgi Awards – eight awards are given out to students who have made an exceptional contribution to student life at Georgian College.
Extraordinary Initiative Award
An exceptional program, presentation, event or campaign that is created and executed by a student, group of students, 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.
- 2018-2019 Recipient: Enactus “Say My Name” Campaign
Michele Beaudoin Outstanding Achievement Award
Given to a student, club or 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.
- 2018-2019 Recipient: Bhangra Crew
Outstanding New Club or Association 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.
- 2018-2019 Recipient: Georgian College Environmental Sustainability Club
Changemaking Club Award
The GCSA Changemaking Award is given to a student, club or association that has demonstrated the most social change for students, enhanced Georgian’s culture, and has consistently had high engagement with the GCSA and student population.
- 2018-2019 Recipients: Georgian Skies and Georgian College Muslims’ Society
Scott Jackson Award for 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.
- 2018-2019 Recipient: Parth Agnani
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.
- 2018-2019 Recipient: Paul Arrendondo Rodriguez
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.
- 2018-2019 Recipient: Sara Thomerson (accepted by Shannon Kelly)