On Tuesday, March 27th, Dalhousie hosted the first annual Impact Awards – a celebration of the contributions that students make to each other, Dalhousie and the greater community. Among the winners were a number of students from the Faculty of Health Professions:
- Rising Star Award – presented to a first year student who has demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment, leadership, creativity and initiative to the DSU, as well as to the campus and community at large. Kyle Warkentin, Nursing.
- Residence Life Leader Award – presented to students in residence leadership positions who have demonstrated an exceptional level of maturity and professionalism. Kathleen Nason, Pharmacy.
- Certificate of Distinction – awarded to students who demonstrate above average contributions to campus life over the course of their university career. Michael Gfeller, Health and Human Performance (Kinesiology).
- Gold D’s – awarded to students to recognize an elite level of involvement and acheivement in campus life over the course of their university career. Emma Leon, Nursing and Zachary Whitney, Nursing.
- Best Departmental Society – presented to a society that has demonstrated a high level of consistency in event planning and delivery, high participation and attendance of their membership and sets an example for other student societies. Dalhousie Nursing Students Society.
- Faculty Leadership Awards – presented to a student in good academic standing in each Faculty who exemplify the the highest level of passion for their discipline, take initative in creating new opportunities and encourage their pers to engage in faculty events. Winners positively impact other students in their Faculty and the reputation of their Faculty outside of Dalhousie. Megan Riordan, Pharmacy.
- Board of Governors Awards – the top student awards at Dalhousie (four are awarded each year), recognizing students who contribute to the quality and vitality of the University, both through their academic accomplishments and involvement in campus life. Duane MacLeod, Nursing. (Read more about Duane’s acheivements in Dal News).