Student Recognition

Neil Russell Student Leadership Award

The Neil Russell Student Leadership Award honours TRU students who have demonstrated leadership and have made outstanding contributions to TRU, their communities and/or the society-at-large. This award is given in recognition of Neil Russell, former TRU VP Student Affairs and VP Academic, for his dedication to student achievement and leadership.

Jessica Seeney

Congratulations to Jessica Seeney, winner of the 2021 Neil Russell Student Leadership Award.

Jessica was nominated by Chelsea Corsi and Susan Butland and is recognized for her depth of character, integrity, dedication, and knowledge of marginalized groups. She has contributed to the betterment of TRU as a Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) member and the community as a volunteer at numerous agencies.

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The successful candidate will receive a monetary award of $1000 and will be honoured at the Distinguished Alumni Dinner.

Note: A student may not nominate oneself for this award. Nominators must be a faculty or staff member of Thompson Rivers University.

Application

A complete application package must include the following completed documents and be sent to Lolina Koopmans at lead@tru.ca no later than the first Wednesday in March by 4:00 pm.

Nominator Form along with two, 300-500 word responses to the information requested on the nominator form.

Co-Nominator Form along with a 300-500 word response to the information requested on the co-nominator form.

Nominee form along with a 300-500 word response to the information requested on the nominee form.

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.

More information about this award

Application

If you are a Peer Leader Coordinator and have questions regarding nominating a peer leader, please contact Lolina Koopmans at lead@tru.ca.

Nominate a Peer Leader

TRU Peer Leaders of the Month

April 2021

Nico Bosworth
Nico Bosworth

Orientation & Transitions Mentor

Congratulations to Nico Bosworth, Orientation and Transitions Mentor, for being recognized as April’s Peer Mentor of the Month! Nico has done an outstanding job balancing everything as an OT Mentor since September. He has taken a lead on virtual events - from Orientation to Speed-friending. Nico is kind, reliable, hardworking and an empathetic individual, who genuinely cares about helping others and being involved in the campus community. Be sure to congratulate him virtually!

March 2021

Urvi Chandak
Urvi Chandak

Resident Advisor

Congratulations to Nico Bosworth, Orientation and Transitions Mentor, for being recognized as April’s Peer Mentor of the Month! Nico has done an outstanding job balancing everything as an OT Mentor since September. He has taken a lead on virtual events - from Orientation to Speed-friending. Nico is kind, reliable, hardworking and an empathetic individual, who genuinely cares about helping others and being involved in the campus community. Be sure to congratulate him virtually!

February 2021

Alex Duarosan
Alex Duarosan

Career Ambassador

Alex has involved herself with the Career and Experiential Learning department with many projects such as social media promotion, food donation distribution, and content creation. She stepped out of her comfort zone to participate in Facebook and Instagram lives and always made herself available to tackle last minute projects the team was working on. Alex is first to volunteer her time and challenge herself by learning new skills and does so with enthusiastic positivity and a big smile displaying a genuine earnestness to support TRU’s students and community.

January 2021

Sarah Cowger
Sarah Cowger

Student Wellness Ambassador

Congratulations to Sarah Cowger of the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT), for being recognized as January’s Peer Mentor of the Month. Sarah continually goes above and beyond in her role, specifically managing social media platforms with creativity, insight, and accountability. Sarah’s dedication has resulted in a substantial increase in the Wellness Centre’s followers and her content has been shared by other Canadian universities! It is Sarah’s openness and perseverance that makes her valued member of the SWAT. Please join us in congratulating Sarah in the comments below.

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