14:40 PM

Indigenous Student Awards


Congratulations to this year's award-winning students

Aboriginal Education & Student Services celebrated our 8th Indigenous Student Awards & Recognition Dinner and 50th Anniversary of Colleges year on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Mohawk College staff, family, friends and community members were present to cheer on students who received an Indigenous Student Award. The evening opened with some words from our Elder Bertha Skye, an Honour Song and traditional dancing by the Spirit Vision Drummers & Dancers and words of welcome from our Interim Dean of Students Lynda Morgan Murdoch.

Before the main event, Alumnus and previous AESS team member Lacey Hill provided an inspirational and encouraging keynote to the students and shared music from her newly released CD, M (528 Volume II).

The following students were recognized as Indigenous Student Award recipients during our awards night:

School Spirit Award

Jerrilyn King

Keeper of the Fire Award

Behdahbuhn Logan

Keeper of the Fire Award

Ronnie Hill

Sara Smith Award

Shyann Jenkins

Community Involvement Award

Amy Thomson

Perseverance Award

Natasha Findlay-Clairmont

Academic Proficiency Award

Masyn Fox

Amber Skye Memorial Award

Linda Bird

Keepers of the Four Directions - East

Farzon Sahami

Keepers of the Four Directions - North

Stephen Cruickshank

Keepers of the Four Directions - West

Elizabeth Ford

Keepers of the Four Directions - South

Marlene Martin

Inspiring Youth Award

Crystal Meeches

“Vision Like a Hawk” Award

Riley Monture

We also recognized a number of hardworking PSET recipients and our Student Employees in AESS for their dedication to the centre and fellow students.

Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to all who support our students on their path!

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.