2017 Premier's Awards

2017 Premier's Awards

Celebrating Ontario’s outstanding college graduates

The 2017 Premier’s Awards gala will take place on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Congratulations to the 2016 Premier’s Awards recipients in the following six categories:

  • Business: Ron Suter, executive vice-president at NBCUniversal and a graduate of Humber College.
  • Community Services: Kelly Crawford, vice-principal/education team lead at the Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute, a graduate of Canadore College.
  • Creative Arts and Design: Farzana Wahidy, a photojournalist who is a graduate of Loyalist College.
  • Health Sciences: Dianne Martin, the executive director of the Registered Practical Nurses of Ontario and a graduate of Georgian College.
  • Recent Graduate: Aylan Couchie, an Anishinaabe artist who is a graduate of Georgian College.
  • Technology: Chris Gower, the chief operating operator of PCL Construction’s buildings group and a graduate of Fanshawe College.

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who was nominated for this prestigious award.

2016 Premier's Awards opening video

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2016 program booklet


2016 Globe and Mail ad

2016 Sponsors

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The Premier’s Awards is part of the Higher Education Summit conference. For more details, please visit www.highereducationsummit.ca



James Cunningham, comedian and host of the TV show Eat St., returns as the master of ceremonies for the 2017 Premier’s Awards.


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