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2023 Emerging Leaders Award Winner Highlights – Part 1

Collaborative Leadership

July 11, 2023 — 

Ask a group of people to define leadership and you will find that no two answers are alike. There may be common responses or themes that tie the ideas together, but everyone will have their own interpretation of what makes a leader.

The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Emerging Leader Award. The Emerging Leader Award is a way for the University of Manitoba to recognize the outstanding contributions that students make to the enhancement of the institution and our community. Introduced in 2006, this award has recognized students who have made significant contributions to the University of Manitoba and the greater community. In 2023, the 88 students receiving Emerging Leader Awards have proven they are inspired by their continued work in their respective communities.

This week we will highlight a few recipients of the 2023 Emerging Leader Award. Check back tomorrow to meet more featured student leaders.

Sydney Rubletz

Sydney Rubletz

Sydney Rubletz is an active member of the Price Faculty of Engineering and was the president of the Women of Manitoba Engineering Network (WOMEN) group for the 2022-2023 academic year. She plans to prioritize her involvement with the UM EngiQueers student group in the upcoming year. When asked further about her leadership philosophy, Sydney shared this:

“My leadership philosophy of collaboration was heavily influenced by the lessons taught in the Price Faculty of Engineering. Every engineering student and professional in and outside the University of Manitoba I have met knows and appreciates that engineering is not an individual practice. We are taught early that engineering is a team sport.”

Amarzish Qadeer

Amarzish Qadeer

Amarzish Qadeer seeks out opportunities that promote collaboration and inclusivity. This can be seen through her work as a volunteer meeting facilitator at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, as a Welcome Mentor at the University of Manitoba’s International Student Orientation and as a member of both the UMGSA and the UM-MSA. Amarzish’s  leadership philosophy was shaped through her involvement in various community initiatives and organizations that exposed her to diverse perspectives and collaborative environments.

“Working alongside individuals from different backgrounds and varying expertise has taught me the power of leveraging collective strengths and embracing diversity to achieve common goals. By working together and pooling our collective strengths, we can achieve far more than we can as individuals. I believe in fostering a culture of inclusivity and openness, where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to make a positive impact on our communities and the world around us.”

Please visit the Emerging Leaders Award website to learn more about recognition of UM students leaders and their outstanding contributions

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