Premier’s Awards

Celebrating Ontario’s outstanding college graduates

The 2017 Premier’s Awards gala took place on Monday, November 27, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. This year, a total of 118 distinguished college graduates were nominated.

Congratulations to this year’s winners in the following six categories!

Business: Duane Parnham, a graduate of Fleming College.
Community Services: Natasha Falle, a graduate of George Brown College.
Creative Arts and Design: Stephanie Gorin, a graduate of Sheridan College.
Health Sciences: Patrick Hickey, a graduate of St. Lawrence College.
Recent Graduate: Brent Lessard, a graduate of Durham College.
Technology: Andrew Bowerbank, a graduate of Humber College.

2017 Premier's Awards opening video


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Seven esteemed individuals made up this year’s selection panel. To view their profiles, click here.

For information on travel and hotel accommodations, click here.

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

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