Celebration of Learning Award Criteria

The Celebration of Learning recognizes outstanding students who exemplify some or all of Mohawk College’s Institutional Learning Outcomes and values. 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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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 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 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: 75%
Note: This award is found listed on the nomination form under the Academic Award subcategory

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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 advocacy, 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 Relations

Alumni Outstanding Student Leader Award

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated early leadership qualities in their chosen field of studies and who are highly engaged in the College and community. The student who receives this award is passionate about their experience here at Mohawk, collaborates with fellow students, and values lifelong learning.

Minimum GPA: 75%
Other requirements: Winner must be registered as full-time student.

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Athletics and Recreation

Outstanding Recreation Participant Award

The recipient of this award is a member of our campus recreation program who has demonstrated commitment to sport and community over their time at Mohawk. 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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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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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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Co-operative Education & Experiential Learning

Co-operative Education & Work-Integrated Learning Award - Nominations Closed on Jan. 10th

This award recognizes a student who has positively impacted their workplace, academic institution, community, and themselves during a co-op work term or placement (field/clinical/practicum).

Minimum GPA: 75%
Other requirements: Students must have completed a co-op work term or placement between January and December 2020.

Recipient may also be eligible for provincial ($750) and national ($1,000) awards related to co-operative education and work-integrated learning. To be considered for these awards, nominees must submit: resume, employer endorsed letter, & one-page personal statement

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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 who 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. The recipient must be in good academic standing.

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 serves as a role model to other students. They demonstrate dedication to their academic studies, their peers, the College as well as their community in their activities in-class and out.

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.

Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Impact Award

The Equity Diversity Inclusion Impact Award is awarded to a student who has made a significant contribution towards promoting and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at Mohawk College. The recipient of this award is active in:

  • Promoting and fostering EDI awareness and education
  • Demonstrating the appreciation and celebration of EDI within the College environment
  • Fostering intercultural collaborations and communications within and among students and student groups

Minimum GPA: 75%

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Student Life

MoSpirit Award

The MoSpirit Award is presented to a student who displays outstanding leadership qualities, supports fellow students, and positively impacts the spirit and energy of the Mohawk College community.

Minimum GPA: 75%

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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 supporting community at Mohawk College or in their 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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