Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

TRU Peer Leader of the Month Recognition Award

The TRU Peer Leader of the Month Award recognizes one or two Peer Leader(s) per month from September to April of each academic year for contributions they have made to their mentees, peer leader group, the TRU community, and/or the broader Kamloops community. This award recognizes the diverse contributions made by peer leaders and rewards students who exemplify attributes such as passion, leadership, resilience, excellence, creativity, and empathy.

If you are a Peer Leader Coordinator and have questions regarding nominating a peer leader, please contact Umme Mansoory at

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October 2019

Connor Mckenzie
Connor McKenzie

Pack ACademic Edge (PACE)

Connor is a 4th year Geography and Environmental studies student, the catcher for the WolfPack Men’s Baseball team, and a peer mentor leader with the PACE (Pack Academic Edge) academic support program for student athletes. Exceptional planning and organization are essential to Connor’s daily routine. As a student athlete, Connor devotes more than 15 hours/week in training, team travel and games, in addition to his other commitments. Connor is a very positive person and always has great ideas to share with the team. He has exceptional leadership, coaching and motivational skills which is evidenced by the response he receives from rookie teammates when he circulates the study hall space to check-in with each one of them. Connor also spends many hours on the road, and outside of PACE sessions, working with his teammates to support them academically. In addition to his PACE leader role, Connor has coached baseball in Kamloops, supporting the next generation of ball players in the community. Connor is very deserving of this recognition!

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