Celebration of Learning Award Criteria

The Celebration of Learning recognizes outstanding students who exemplify some or all of Mohawk College’s five Institutional Learning Outcomes. Students who apply for or are nominated for one of the awards below are communicators, collaborators, critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens who are involved in the Mohawk community and beyond.

When applying for an award or nominating someone else, students and nominators should consider both the criteria listed above and the additional, award-specific criteria listed below. Student applicants are also encouraged to showcase their commitment to building a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) by attaching their CCR transcript to their application.

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Nomination Period: November 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Award Area Award Name Description
Academic Areas Academic Excellence Awards

Students nominated in this category are recognized for outstanding achievement and/or their positive contribution within their program of study. Students nominated for an academic award are thoughtful problem solvers who work well with their peers. They are involved in community outreach and demonstrate a passion for life-long learning.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

 

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Academic Areas Academic Excellence Award - Continuing Education 

Students nominated in this category are recognized for outstanding achievement and/or their positive contribution within their program of study. Students nominated for an academic award are thoughtful problem solvers who work well with their peers. They are involved in community outreach and demonstrate a passion for life-long learning.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Working towards a credential at Mohawk College (certificate, diploma, post-graduate certificate)

Note: This award is found listed on the nomination form under the Academic Award subcategory

 

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Academic Areas Academic Excellence Award - English for Academic Purposes 

Students nominated in this category are recognized for outstanding achievement and/or their positive contribution within their program of study. Students nominated for an academic award are thoughtful problem solvers who work well with their peers. They are involved in community outreach and demonstrate a passion for life-long learning.

 

Minimum GPA: 85%

Note: This award is found listed on the nomination form under the Academic Award subcategory

 

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Academic Areas Academic Excellence Award - Apprenticeship

Students nominated in this category are recognized for outstanding achievement and/or their positive contribution within their program of study. Students nominated for an academic award are thoughtful problem solvers who work well with their peers. They are involved in community outreach and demonstrate a passion for life-long learning.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Must have been a registered Apprenticeship student in the past two years.

Note: This award is found listed on the nomination form under the Academic Award subcategory

 

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Accessible Learning Services Accessibility Leadership Award

The Accessibility Leadership Award recognizes a student who demonstrates resiliency, contributes to student wellness, and strives to foster a learning environment that is inclusive and welcoming to ensure dignity, integration, and equal opportunity for all College community members.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

 

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Alumni Services Alumni Outstanding Student Leader Award

This award is presented to an outstanding student leader in their graduating year who is highly engaged at the College and works to foster a connection with Alumni Services. The student who receives this award continuously works to find ways to make meaningful connections between past and current Mohawk students.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Winner must be registered as full-time student.

 

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Athletics and Recreation Outstanding Varsity Athlete Award

The recipient of this award is a member of a varsity team in the current academic year who shows a commitment to sport and community. The award recipient is active in the college or local community in volunteer or leadership roles.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Varsity athlete

 

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Athletics and Recreation Outstanding  Recreation Participant Award

The recipient of this award is a member of an intramural team or is a recreation participant in the current academic year who shows a commitment to sport and community. The award recipient is active in the college or local community in volunteer or leadership roles.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Intramural or recreational athletics participant.

 

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Centre for Community Partnerships & Learning Commitment to Education Award

This award recognizes a student from Community Partnerships & Learning who displays a strong commitment to education and demonstrates resilience in their pursuit of learning. The recipient of this award is a leader among their peers or in the community and positively contributes to Mohawk’s learning environment in a City School, Academic Upgrading, or LINC classroom.

 

Other requirements: Nominees must be academically successful students who have been registered in a City School, Academic Upgrading or LINC program within the past two years.

 

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IDEAWORKS Applied Research Award of Excellence

The Applied Research Award of Excellence recognizes a student who works with IDEAWORKS as a co-op student, volunteer or as part of a capstone course. The recipient of this award has made a significant contribution to the success of an applied research project and has demonstrated the ability to share ideas, contribute to a team environment, and present a research project and outcomes. The recipient is a problem solver who works to meet the needs of community and/or industry partners. This student also demonstrates an understanding of how research can be used to overcome societal and economic challenges.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Currently working towards a Mohawk College credential (diploma, degree, designation, certificate).

 

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Indigenous Education & Student Services Indigenous Leadership Award

This award is presented to an Indigenous student who has demonstrated leadership, humility and lifting up of others and is highly engaged within the College and community. In the spirit of communication, collaboration, and responsible citizenship, the winner of this award promotes holistic well-being, cultural understanding, and the Indigenous community.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Self-identified Indigenous (FNMI) Student 

 

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International Student Services International Student Leader Award

This award is presented to an International student who is highly engaged at the College and in the community.  The student is a role model to others. They demonstrate dedication to their academic studies as well as having significant involvement in activities that support Mohawk, on and off campus. 


Minimum GPA: 75%
Other requirements: Full-time International student status

 

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Learning Support Centre Learning Support Centre Leadership Award

This award recognizes three student leaders for their outstanding contributions to the Learning Support Centre team. These student leaders exemplify strong communication and collaboration skills while providing academic peer-to-peer support. These highly engaged and dedicated leaders not only excel in their studies, they empower students to reach their academic goals while promoting student success at Mohawk College.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Nominees must be current leaders with the LSC.

 

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Social Inc. Social Inclusion Award 

The Social Inclusion Award is awarded to a student who has made a significant contribution towards promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion at Mohawk College. The recipient of this works to foster appreciation and celebration of diversity and inclusivity within the College environment.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

 

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Student Life MoSpirit Award

The MoSpirit Award is presented to a student who has made a significant, positive contribution to the spirit and energy at Mohawk College.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

 

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Student Life Co-Curricular Volunteer Award

This award is presented to a student volunteer who has made a significant contribution of their time and who has made an outstanding effort towards enhancing the Mohawk College Community.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

 

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Sustainability Sustainability Award

The Sustainability Award is presented to a student who goes above and beyond to advance sustainability on campus. This student leads by example and is committed to raising awareness of sustainability on campus and in the community through activism, volunteering, and peer-to-peer activities. Students who receive the Sustainability Award are passionate about a range of sustainability topics such as local food, responsible waste management, active transportation, renewable energy, and more.

 

Minimum GPA: 75%

 

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