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Living Big Student Leader of the Year Award of Distinction - On Campus and Off Campus

This award recognizes a student leader who exemplifies outstanding leadership characteristics, not only demonstrating commitment to their academic pursuits, but also a strong commitment to the Douglas College community. Over their time at Douglas College, each Leader of the Year recipient has dedicated significant amounts of effort and energy towards bettering the student experience through involvement in campus and community activities.  These award have been generously donated by Suzanne Kyra, former Douglas College Foundation Board Member.  

Award Amount

- $1000 each for two winners

- $500 each for two winners

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have been enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits, within any program or Faculty, during the previous Fall semester or most recent Winter semester.  Students recognized by Accessibility Services with modified course requirements may be considered with a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Has a minimum 3.0 College grade point average
  • Has held at least one significant leadership position on campus or off campus
  • Has made a significant impact to the Douglas College student experience through any of the following: student groups, campus events/programs, community and civic initiatives
  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to mentor fellow students 

Nomination Information

  • Nominations open February 1st, 2019 and will close March 15th, 2019. 

2019 Nomination Links: 

  • Leader of the Year On Campus: HERE
  • Leader of the Year Off Campus: HERE

2018 Winners

Living Big Student Leaders of the Year Award of Distinction - On Campus  - Monica Oliver & Meghan Weisgerber
Living Big Student Leaders of the Year Award of Distinction - Off Campus - Kiyoshi Perkins & Karly Adair

Community Builder of the Year -Telka Pesklevits