Curtis Onaczyszyn

Alumni of Distinction Award Winner
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Curtis Onaczyszyn
Award Category
Recent Graduate
Award Year
Program of Study
Environmental Technology
Graduation Year

Spray Technician, Bartram Woodlands Ltd.

Curtis Onaczyszyn is dedicated to cleaning up the world’s waterways and raising awareness about the plight of our oceans. From a young age, he has been participating in and then organizing cleanups along the Thames River in his hometown of Woodstock, Ont. 

While a student, Curtis was invited to participate and present on behalf of Mohawk College at the World Wildlife Fund Designing Change for a Living Planet competition.

Since graduation, Curtis has co-founded Project Snorkel, an initiative that seeks to improve watersheds and enhance the relationship between the local communities of Southwestern Ontario and their waterways via stewardship and outdoor recreation. The project removes litter from water bodies and beaches in Oxford County, incorporating public engagement through social media.