Student Appreciation Awards are looking for nominations

by | Mar 18, 2019 | IGNITE, News

Christian Aguirre,News Reporter

The Student Appreciation Awards (SAA) are looking for nominations from the Humber community for its different awards.

The SAA is an annual event that has been held for over 30 years and was created to recognize students and faculty that go above and beyond for the Humber community.

The event is being facilitated by Student Success and Engagement and is organized by the OLB Public Relations certificate students. The winners of the awards will be celebrated at a reception on April 8.

The theme of this year’s awards is “Above and Beyond,” explains a media advisory released by the PR students. The document also says the theme is a play on the idea that “star” members of the Humber community inspire others.

IGNITE opened its 2019 Student Appreciation Awards nominations. The awards recognize those who go above and beyond. (Christian Aguirre)

“We hope to inspire students, staff and faculty alike to not only nominate peers that inspire them but find inspiration in themselves to always reach for the stars,” said Alex Pappas, public relations student and event chair.

Nominations are being accepted until March 18th. Both nominees and nominators must be current Humber students, staff or administrators.

Award recipients will be selected by a committee of past winners, representatives from IGNITE, Student Success and Engagement, and Guelph-Humber representatives.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded to a student who has volunteered in a leadership role on campus.

The Judy Harvey Student Spirit Award recognizes a group of students who demonstrate dedication to student development.

The IGNITE Club of the Year Award recognizes an IGNITE club that exceeds the club expectations of creating an active and positive student community.

This year award recipients of the various Student Appreciation Awards each receive an amethyst Inukshuk. They will be awarded April 8. (SOURCE

The Marci Fenwick Leadership Award is given to a resident student who is a good role model and an active member of the campus community.

Lastly, the Student Appreciation Award is awarded to members of the student body, faculty or administration that improves student life and community at Humber.

This year award recipients will each get an amethyst Inukshuk. An inukshuk is a man-made stone landmark created by Canada’s Inuit.

The idea behind the award is inspired by the fact that Humber College is located along the Humber River which important part of First Nations history.

“We are honoured to be part of such a historic and significant event in the Humber community,” Pappas said.