Students recognized as agents of change

Student leaders today, community leaders tomorrow – that was the message to the student leaders who gathered recently for the Faculty of Health, Calumet College and Stong College Student Leadership Awards.

The awards, handed out March 19, recognized outstanding student leadership in several categories.

“You are our agents of change,” said Harvey Skinner, dean of the Faculty of Health. He praised the award FoHAwardWinnerswinners for their many contributions and told them the leadership skills they have developed here at York will serve them well in their careers and personal lives.

From left, Master of Stong College Martha Rogers and Lesley Beagrie, associate dean, professional & global programs, along with Master of Calumet College David Leyton-Brown (far right), hand out some of the student awards

Sue Vail, associate vice-president, teaching & learning, was the evening’s guest speaker. A former associate dean of teaching & learning in the Faculty of Health, Vail recalled how far the Faculty has come since its establishment in 2006, adding that the student award recipients are an integral part of its accomplishments. “The Faculty of Health is known as an innovator and risk taker. You are part of something very special.”

David Leyton-Brown, master of Calumet College, congratulated the students on “making a difference and having a positive effect on the experiences and lives of fellow students.” Martha Rogers, master of Stong College, added, “As leaders of today and tomorrow, you inspire all of us with your capabilities and commitment, and fill us with hope for the future.”

Click here to view the complete list of student winners in the following categories: Health Aid Awards, Stong College Student Leadership Awards, Calumet College Student Leadership Awards, the Faculty of Health Student Caucus Awards, Stong Essay Prizes, Recognition Certificates and Distinguished Leadership Certificates.