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Student achievement celebrated as winter semester ends

As the winter semester ended in early April, many events took place at Guelph-Humber celebrating academic excellence and student accomplishment. Among the highlights were the annual last lecture where fourth-year Justice Studies student Samantha Savignano delivered an address that covered her time at Guelph-Humber, the mentorship she was provided from day one and the ability to persevere through personal challenges she encountered. Media and Communications Studies Alumnus Drew Yorke-Slader encouraged students to follow their passion and Justice Studies instructor Laura MacDiarmid was awarded the Outstanding Mentorship Award. Fourth-year Psychology student Lauren Abela was awarded the prestigious Michael Nightingale Community Enrichment Award. 

The celebration did not stop there as a celebration of student excellence over 20 years took place on April 5, where many current student and alumni stories were featured during the mix and mingle event.

Finally, academic excellence was featured at the Guelph-Humber awards where many students received multiple awards and fourth-year Kinesiology student Jessica Martin received the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Scholarship in Undergraduate Research Excellence, the Gold Medallion for Academic Excellence in Kinesiology and the University of Guelph-Humber Scholarship in Nutrition and Metabolism.