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Collège Boréal presents its 2018-2019 Academic and Community Excellence awards

6 June 2019
Collège Boréal presents its academic and community excellence awards during graduation ceremonies held from May 21 to June 25.

More than 50 awards valued at $100 to $2000 are presented in recognition of exceptional individual achievement to Collège Boréal students across the college’s seven Ontario campuses. The awards recognize academic or sporting achievements, community involvement, leadership and perseverance against obstacles.

Two special awards recognize special academic achievements, one for Indigenous and Métis students, and the other for students who are the first generation in their families to obtain a post-secondary diploma.

Two community organizations are honoured

Collège Boréal also presents two community awards to its partners in recognition of their exceptional contribution to the college and the communities it serves.

This year, the Collège Boréal President’s Award is presented to the NorthEastern Ontario Construction Association (NOCA) for its commitment to Collège Boréal students. The NOCA supports student placements and the hiring of the college’s graduates among its member organizations.

The Collège Boréal Board Chair Award is presented this year to the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC), an organization devoted to orientation and integration of new immigrants. In Hamilton, an area where the Francophone community’s profile is on the rise, the HIPC has become a close partner for Collège Boréal and provides solid support to many projects.

In total, more than 700 diplomas will be awarded at this year’s graduation ceremonies.


Collège Boréal President’s Award – Recognizes a private enterprise for exceptional contributions to the development of Collège Boréal and the communities it serves.


  • NOCA / NorthEastern Ontario Construction Association

Collège Boréal Chair of the Board of Directors’ Award – Recognizes a community organization for exceptional contributions to the development of Collège Boréal and the communities it serves.


  • Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC)


Daniel Giroux Bursary – For academic and sporting achievements ($2000)


  • Brianne Chouinard, Dental Hygienist, Sudbury

Pierre Riopel Bursary – For outstanding community involvement ($2000)


  • Yang Po Lao, Social Services Worker, Windsor

Denis Hubert Dutrisac Bursary – For the academic achievements of a first-generation post-secondary student of Métis or Indigenous descent ($2000)


  • Ashley Durepos, Funeral Director Class 1, Sudbury

Gisèle Chrétien Bursary – For academic perseverance ($2000)


  • Kristina Cox, Social Services Worker, Sudbury

Jean Watters Bursary – For outstanding association leadership ($2000)


  • Crépin Foké, Automotive Service Technician, Sudbury

Collège Boréal Foundation Award of Excellence – For remarkable perseverance, independence and ingenuity ($2000)


  • Laila Fateh, Child and Youth Worker, Toronto

Governor General’s Medal of Excellence – For academic excellence


  • Manon Paquette, Computer Engineering Technology, Sudbury

Academic Excellence Bursaries

These bursaries are awarded to students who obtain a diploma or certificate from Collège Boréal with the highest marks in their family of programs. ($1000)

School of Health Sciences


  • Monica Arianna Colella, Pharmacy Technician, Toronto

School of Business, Community Services, Arts, Development and General Science


  • Manon Paquette, Computer Engineering Technology, Sudbury

School of Trades, Applied Technologies, Environment and Natural Resources


  • Gabriel Grenier, Electronics Engineering Technology – instrumentation, Sudbury

VALE Bursaries – For academic excellence in mining studies ($2000)


  • Dominique Kelly Marie Brunelle, Electrical Engineering Technology, Sudbury
  • Thierry L. Nicolas Dugas, Electrical Engineering Technology, Sudbury
  • Tylor Gauthier, Mechanical Millwright Technician, Sudbury
  • Christian Swayne, Construction Technician, Mining and Civil, Sudbury
  • Gabriel Grenier, Electronics Engineering Technology – Instrumentation, Sudbury
  • François Daniel Labelle, Heavy Equipment Technician, Sudbury

First-Generation Excellence Award – For academic excellence of graduates who are the first generation in their family to pursue college or university studies.


  • Valérie Lavictoire, Dental Hygienist, Sudbury
  • Ginette Lamour, Early Childhood Education, Toronto
  • Franklin Kabambi Ntumba, Business Administration, Toronto
  • Asa Dieu Merci Mudi, Construction Technician, Mining and Civil, Sudbury
  • Josée Ayotte, Practical Nursing (2 years), Sudbury
  • Julienne Lama, Diagnostic Ultrasound (graduate certificate), Sudbury
  • Sony Coulombe, Business Administration, Timmins
  • Dominique Routhier Major, Massage Therapy, Sudbury
  • Karim Moussaoui, Legal Assistant, Toronto
  • Brianne Chouinard, Dental Hygienist, Sudbury
  • Komlanvi Lazare Tchalla, Social Services Worker, Toronto
  • T’yanna Roy, Dental Hygienist, Sudbury
  • Fedner Charles, Child and Youth Worker, Toronto
  • Jérémy Bourgouin, Electrical Engineering Technology, Sudbury
  • Joëlle Proulx, Social Services Worker, Sudbury
  • Stéphanie Bernier, Veterinary Care Technician, Sudbury
  • Juan Daniel Zamora, Business Administration, Toronto
  • Aucéane Racicot, Veterinary Care Technician, Sudbury/Alfred
  • Alpha Mumbere, Police Foundation, Windsor
  • Vanessa Grenier, General Arts and Science Program – One year – PASC, Kapuskasing
  • Gloria Mwinyi, Office Administration, Toronto
  • Mahamat Mahamat Djibrine, Peace and Conflict Studies, Toronto
  • Noelle Gori, Business Administration – Accounting, Sudbury
  • Kayla Chartrand, Social Services Worker, Sudbury
  • Aimée Kisila Mwinyi, Early Childhood Education, Toronto
  • Caroline Pellerin, Electrical Engineering Technology, Sudbury
  • Vincent Olivier Malette, Heavy Equipment Technician, Sudbury
  • Diack Gning, Early Childhood Education, Toronto
  • Adam Mahamat Saleh, Construction Technician, Mining and Civil, Sudbury
  • Lydia Blanchet, Veterinary Care Technician, Sudbury / Alfred
  • Hilda N’sele Mukele, Child and Youth Worker, Toronto
  • Amani Kisangara Emmanuel, Police Foundations, Windsor
  • Gercie Mouke-Leho, Social Services Worker, Toronto
  • Daniel Godbout, Police Foundations, Sudbury
  • Sana Belhadad, Early Childhood Education, Toronto

Indigenous post-secondary education and training bursaries – To promote post-secondary education and training among Indigenous people


  • Emilie Honse, Architectural Technology, Sudbury
  • Jean-Claude Fillion, Practical Nursing (2 years), Toronto
  • Maxim Lefrançois, Motive Power Techniques, Sudbury
  • Elysa Beauchamp, Child and Youth Worker, Sudbury
  • Tanya Rogers, Machinist, Sudbury

ACFO du Grand Sudbury Gaétan Gervais Bursary – Recognizes the contribution of a young person to the development and promotion of the region’s Franco-Ontarian community ($100)


  • Véronique St-Jean, Social Services Worker, Sudbury
Collège Boréal has once again demonstrated the quality of education it provides by awarding almost 700 diplomas this year. Among the graduates, the recipients of excellence awards are especially noteworthy. The mark of excellence they have received is a source of pride for them as it is for our institution.
I wish to extend warm thanks to our 700 graduates and the proud recipients of excellence awards. You deserve our recognition. I also wish to thank the two community organizations we have recognized this year. These awards are a testament to the importance of community networks that ensure our outreach. Bravo to them!
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