Five MIE students recognized with U of T Student Leadership Awards

Top row, left to right: Laura Berneaga, Chetanya Choudhary and Stephanie McDonald Bottom row, left to right: Kapilkumar Ramchandani and Christine Yaromich

Another cohort of outstanding students from across the Faculty have been presented with U of T Student Leadership Awards.

In 2022, 18 U of T Engineering students earned the honour, which recognizes leadership, service and commitment to the university. Their diverse activities include heading up co-curricular organizations such as Engineers Without Borders, leading design teams such as the University of Toronto Supermileage Team, directing the musical comedy revue known as Skule™ Nite, and taking on executive roles in the U of T Engineering Society. They are joined by 166 students from other Faculties across U of T.

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Award continues a long-standing tradition which began with the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in honour of Mr. Gordon Cressy, former Vice-President, Development and University Relations. During the award’s 25-year history, it celebrated the exemplary contributions of more than 4,000 students whose commitment and service had a lasting impact on their peers and the university.

U of T Engineering will celebrate this year’s UTSLA recipients with a virtual ceremony hosted by U of T Engineering Dean Christopher Yip, to be held April 27.

“Students like these embody everything that makes our Faculty so special,” said Dean Yip. “Through the activities and accomplishments we are celebrating today, they have made a positive impact on our community, while also discovering new strengths and abilities that will serve them well as they join the next generation of global engineering leaders. I’m so proud of them, and excited for what lies ahead.”

The 2022 UTSLA recipients are:

  • Brohath Amrithraj (Year 4 ChemE)
  • John Anawati (ChemE PhD candidate)
  • Laura Berneaga (MechE 1T9 + PEY, MechE MASc candidate)
  • Paul Chen (ChemE PhD candidate)
  • Chetanya Choudhary (Year 4 MechE)
  • Jacqueline Fleisig (Year 4 EngSci)
  • Bipasha Goyal (Year 4 EngSci)
  • Hannah N. Kozlowski (BME PhD candidate)
  • Zachary Jager LaPointe (Year 4 ECE)
  • Emily Macdonald-Roach (Year 4 ChemE)
  • Aditi Maheshwari (Year 4 EngSci)
  • Stephanie McDonald (Year 4 MechE)
  • Joanna Melnyk (Year 4 EngSci)
  • Joshua Aikohi Pius (Year 4 ECE)
  • Kapilkumar Ramchandani (Year 4 MechE)
  • Khadija Ishfaq Rana (BME PhD candidate)
  • Rima Uraiqat (Year 4 EngSci)
  • Christine Yaromich (Year 4 MechE)

– This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering News Site on February 25, 2022 by Tyler Irving

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