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Dal Health students shine at 2018 Impact Awards

Posted by Trudi Smith on March 26, 2018 in Dal Health Achievements, Citizenship, Students, News


Faculty Leadership Award winner Samantha Delorey (left) with Dal Health Associate Dean, Academic Erna Snelgrove-Clarke and Governors' Award winner Leah Carrier. (Dal Student Life/Jason Petersson photo)

Each year, the Dalhousie Impact Awards recognize outstanding student leaders for their contributions to the community. This year, nine Dal Health students walked away from the March 22nd ceremony with honours, and we couldn't be prouder!

Governors' Award

The Governors' Awards are the top student awards at Dal, recognizing students who contribute to University and community life, while achieving high academic standing.

  • Leah Carrier, Nursing
  • Martha Paynter, Nursing

Read more about Leah and Martha: Student leadership that matters: Get to know Dal's 2018 Governors' Award winners

Varsity Athlete Award

Awarded to a varsity student-athlete who demonstrates significant contribution to the community, has increased awareness at Dalhousie of a given charity or cause, demonstrates positive leadership, and inspires others to get involved.

Adam Spragg, Health and Human Performance

  • Co-captain of the men's volleyball team
  • Two-time Academic All-Canadian
  • Involved with Special Tigers program
  • Volunteer at Toronto General Hospital

Student Wellness Award

Awarded to a student who best demonstrates leadership in promoting and contributing to a healthy campus, is a role model for health and wellness both in practice, and by impacting others to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Madeline Tweel, Health Administration

  • Director of the Dalhousie Medical Campus Response Team, and past recipient of the DMCRT Leadership Award
  • Worked with senior executives to help develop strategies to reduce surgical wait times, and built a quality framework for surgical services in NS
  • Alongside volunteers, operates an anonymous peer-to-peer email service to help students navigate mental health challenges
  • Organized Mental Health Awareness Week at Dalhousie
  • Organizes St. John Ambulance therapy dog visits to campus

Rising Star Award

Awarded to students who have demonstrated an outstanding level of committment, leadership, creativity and initative to the DSU, as well as to the campus and community at large.

Kathleen MacMillan, Pharmacy

DSU Certificate of Distinction

Awarded to students who demonstrate above-average contributions to campus life over the course of a University career.

Nila Joshi, Health

  • Past VP of the Dal Association of Psychology students
  • Volunteered in the Johnson Early Learning Lab and the Autism Research Centre
  • Sat on Board of Directors of HOPES Health Centre
  • Coordinator for the Vedanta Ashram Society's week-long Hindu camp

Gold D

Awarded to students who demonstrate an elite level of involvment and achievement in campus life over the course of their university career.

Kathleen Leaman, Social Work

  • Advocates and encourages students to develop self-advocacy skills
  • Senior Peer Advisor at the Dalhousie Bissett Student Success Centre
  • First social work student to volunteer wit hDalhousie University Student Advocacy Society
  • Senior Writing Tutor at teh Dalhousie Writing Centre
  • Winner of the NS College of Social Workers Bursary 2018

Faculty Leadership Award

Awarded to a student from each faculty who exemplify the highest level of passion for their discipline, take initative in creating new opportunities and encourage their peers to enagage in faculty initatives.

Samantha Delorey, Nursing

  • VP Professional Development of Dal Nursing Society
  • Research Assistant focusing on community and mental health, and completed an independent research project in this field
  • Keynote speaker at the Canadian Nursing Students' Association Atlantic Regional Conference
  • Organizes workshops on resume and interview skills and strategies for upper year students
  • Awarded first place in last year's Nursing Showcase

Malcolm Honour Award

Awarded to a student for an elite level of involvement and achievement in campus life over the course of a university career.

Alejandro Gutierrez Ocampo, Health Administration

  • Founder and current board member of HOPES Health Centre
  • President of the Association of Health Administration Students
  • DMCRT Volunteer
  • Student health promotion volunteer
  • Community Day volunteer
  • Recipient of the Glen Moore Memorial Award

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Check out the Dal Student Life Impact Awards photo gallery on Facebook.