2016 Premier's Awards

2016 Premier's Awards

Celebrating Ontario’s outstanding college graduates

The 2016 Premier’s Awards gala took place on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. There were 107 outstanding graduates nominated from Ontario’s 24 colleges.

Opening video

Congratulations to this year’s winners 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.

Detailed profiles of the winners will be posted soon. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who was nominated for this prestigious award.

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2016 program booklet


2016 Globe and Mail ad

What’s new?


The detailed profiles of each of the six recipients of the 2016 Premier’s Awards are now posted under the Recipients page.


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., returned as the master of ceremonies for the 2016 Premier’s Awards.


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