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Scholarships and smiles at Timmins graduation ceremony!

26 May 2022
Collège Boréal was in a festive mood at the 27th graduation ceremony in Timmins where 42 graduates finally got to celebrate the end of their college career together, in person.

The graduates were all smiles as they received their diplomas from President Daniel Giroux, who was visibly pleased to be able to present them in person. This ceremony was also an opportunity to present scholarships from local organizations and businesses worth $16,650.

A look back at two very emotional years

The honor of representing the Timmins 2022 cohort went to Julie Thibodeau, a graduate of the Social Work Techniques program who admitted to feeling nostalgic and having mixed emotions upon receiving her diploma. She confirmed that Collège Boréal was the right choice for her, “I couldn’t have asked for a better place to do it,” she remarked, before recounting some of the anecdotes that many have experienced during the many courses offered by Zoom.

Governor General’s Academic Medal

The Governor General’s Academic Medal, awarded to a full-time student who has achieved the highest grade point average in a two-year degree program, was awarded this year to Gabriella Varagnolo, a graduate of the Child Care Education program in Windsor.

Awards of excellence

Mélodie Louanne Pilon Hairdressing Julie Thibodeau Social services worker
Associtation des étudiantes et des étudiants Scholarship – 400 $ Alliance de la francophonie Scholarship 250 $
Mackenzie Bélanger

Business administration-accounting Caisse Alliance Scholarship – 500 $ Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières Scholarship – 500 $

Chloé Emery

Office administration -executive secretary Centre culturel La Ronde Scholarship

300 $

Newmont Goldcorp Porcupine Scholarship – 500 $

Arianne Laberge Practical nursing

Knights of Columbus 6808 council Scholarship – 400 $


Mélanie Roy Deschatelets Personal Support Services Worker

Extendicare Scholarship – 300 $

Julie Thibodeau Social services worker

Daughters of Isabelle Scholarship – 300 $

Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est Scholarship – 100 $
Kyra Paquet

Office administration – general Daughters of Isabelle Scholarship – 300 $

Mindessou Judicael Amoussou

Motive power technician – truck and coach

Fountain Tire Timmins scholarship – 1000 $

Samuel Bédard

Heavy equipment technician


Bobby Bouffard Champagne

Glencore-Kidd Operations Scholarship 500 $


Kyle Carrière

Heavy equipment technician

Heavy equipment technician Glencore-Kidd Operations Scholarship 500 $


Daniel Leonard

Glencore-Kidd Operations Scholarship 500 $


Summer Côté

Social services worker

Club Richelieu Les Perles du Nord Scholarship – 500 $


Cassandra Charbonneau Social services worker

North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services Scholarship – 500 $ University of Hearst Scholarship – 500 $


Othniel David Ange Kouassi

Motive power technician – truck and coach

Toromont Cat Industries Scholarship 1000 $


Pascal Bélanger Social services worker

Université de Hearst Scholarship – 500 $ Club Richelieu Scholarship – 1000 $

Heavy equipment technician

Lake Shore Gold Scholarship – 1500 $ Newmont Goldcorp Porcupine Scholarship – 1000 $

Bourse Toromont Cat Industries Scholarship – 1000 $


Anthioumane Ndiaye

Motive power technician – truck and coach

Tisdale Bus Line Scholarship – 1000 $


Samuel Jacques René Handy

Motive power technician – truck and coach

Toromont Cat Industries Scholarship 1000 $


Rachel Otis Practical nursing

Université de Hearst Scholarship – 500 $

I am particularly proud and moved to be handing diplomas today to a cohort that has overcome the enormous challenges brought on by the pandemic. The 2022 graduates are, without question, the embodiment of the perseverance and talent of an entire generation. Their courage and ability to adapt to change will undoubtedly serve them well on the job market and in whatever path they choose to take.
I would first like to congratulate our graduates who are receiving their well-deserved diploma or certificate. Graduation is one of the most important events of the year for me. As Campus Director and as a Francophone and resident of our beautiful region, it is a great pleasure for me to share the pride of this remarkable achievement.
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