Ten of Brock University’s most outstanding students were recently recognized for their leadership and community contributions.
Interim President Lynn Wells hosted a luncheon Friday, April 1 in honour of the 2021-22 recipients of the President’s Surgite Award — one of Brock’s most prestigious student honours.
“Brock University is dedicated to offering students a transformational academic experience, including opportunities to get involved in extracurricular and co-curricular learning activities,” said Wells. “Students recognized with the President’s Surgite Award have enriched the communities around them with their bright minds and warm hearts while continuing to maintain high academic standing. These students have displayed great leadership, resiliency and versatility.”
The President’s Surgite Award annually recognizes seven undergraduate students and three graduate students from across all seven Brock Faculties who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in a student club, organization, association or team; made a significant contribution to student life at Brock; provided a valuable service to Brock and the broader community; and/or did something exceptional that helped advance Brock’s academic reputation.
In addition to attending a luncheon with the President, each student received a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 award.
2021-22 President’s Surgite Award recipients:
- Francesco Amodio (BA ’20), Master of Arts in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience)
- Owen Angus-Yamada, Master of Science in Management (Organizational Studies)
- Noah James, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences
- Ben Johnson, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Brielle Kaminsky (BA ’21), Bachelor of Education in Teacher Education (Junior/Intermediate)
- Haley Myatt, Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies
- Silvana Nguyen, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
- Temi Odunuga, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences
- Kian Rego, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences
- Sarah Smith, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences