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Emmanuel Rotimi (Timi) Ojo. // Photo Mike Latschislaw

Student Emmanuel Rotimi (Timi) Ojo at a previous Emerging Leaders Dinner. // Photo Mike Latschislaw

Emerging Leader Award 2014/2015

November 17, 2014 — 

The Emerging Leader Award (ELA) is one way the U of M recognizes outstanding students. Open to both undergraduates and those in graduate studies, it’s a way for students to be recognized for contributions they make to the enhancement of the institution and our community

The award is offered by Student Affairs through the student life office. It was introduced in 2006 to recognize students committed to furthering U of M’s educational mission by contributing to the social, cultural or economic well-being of communities on and off campus, while encouraging cross-cultural understanding, and demonstrating sustained leadership and initiative worthy of recognition.

Selected students receive a certificate of recognition and an invitation to attend the annual Emerging Leaders Dinner, which last year featured world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The event brings together ELA recipients, faculty, staff and members of the community to celebrate student accomplishments and leadership, leaving a lasting impression on participants.

“Being at the Emerging Leaders Dinner will remain one of my most vivid university memories,” says Cameron MacGregor, 2013 ELA winner from the Faculty of Engineering. “It symbolizes exactly what I feel university should be about.”

Another student honoured in 2013, fourth year Asper School of Business student Deanna Mirlycourtois, agrees, adding it’s “a great opportunity to meet and be inspired by like-minded students who are making a difference on the U of M campus.”

A University of Manitoba Emerging Leader is any current full-time or part-time University of Manitoba undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum 2.5 GPA, in any faculty, school or program that:

  • Supports the University’s educational mission by contributing to the social, cultural or economic well-being of communities on campus (and/or additionally off campus)
  • Encourages cross-cultural understanding
  • Demonstrates sustained leadership and initiative that is worthy of recognition
  • Has completed at least one year of study at the University of Manitoba

Applicants and Referees should know that:

  • The Selection Committee defines leadership in its broadest sense
  • Applications will be evaluated on the quality, not quantity, of leadership described in their submission

Up to 75 recipients are selected because the U of M has many students who have many talents — we want to celebrate the breadth and depth of our student leaders on campus in all their capacities.

Applications for the 2014/2015 Emerging Leader Award closes December 1, 2014 (including online application and letters of support).


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