The eighth annual Celebration of Student Engagement, Leadership and Volunteerism held by York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LAPS) and its Student Council (SCOLAPS) recognized and celebrated student leaders, alumni, staff, volunteers and clubs recently.
The April 24 ceremony and reception honoured 2018 award winners who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions to enhancing the student experience within the Faculty.
“We have many students who are actively participating in the Faculty and helping to make it a better place,” said Peter Avery, associate dean, Students, who presented the LAPS Leadership and Volunteer Awards. “Congratulations to all this year’s winners. We’re proud of our students for the leadership they have shown.”
Antonnia Kiana Blake, president of the Student Council of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, presented the SCOLAPS Engagement and Governance Awards.
“It is always amazing to see students being recognized for their hard work and leadership within the Faculty,” said Blake. “A leader is nothing without a strong team. SCOLAPS members have demonstrated continued dedication and commitment to representing the student voice. SCOLAPS has attracted some of the Faculty’s most involved students, and I’m happy to see how each member has grown this academic year.”
LA&PS Leadership & Volunteer Award winners:
Outstanding Leadership Award
Antonnia Kiana Blake
Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
Outstanding International Student Leadership and Volunteer Award
Outstanding Overall Contribution to Student Experience Award — Student Association
Professional Writing Students’ Association (PWSA)
Honorable Mention – Student Council of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (SCOLAPS)
SCOLAPS Engagement and Governance Award winners:
Martin Singer Award for Dedication to Student Engagement
Antonnia Kiana Blake
Marilyn Lambert-Drache Award for Initiative in Governance
Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence — Professor and Teaching Assistant Awards
Professor – Dunja Baus
Teaching assistant – Sarah Akhtar
SCOLAPS Award for Staff Contribution
SCOLAPS Award for Councillor Participation
Muhammad Yasir Khan
SCOLAPS Award for Councillor Initiative
Zeng Chris HaoRan
Cory Chad Clinton Lewis
Muhammad Shahmir Masood
Lisa Lynn Stewart
View a photo gallery of images from the event.