Premier's Awards 2021

Premier's Awards 2021

Celebrating Ontario’s outstanding college graduates
Premier's Awards 2021

Premier's Awards 2021

Celebrating Ontario’s outstanding college graduates
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Event Date & Time

November 18, 2021
@7 pm

Event Location

Virtual Event

Celebrating Ontario’s outstanding college graduates


The Premier's Awards honour the important social and economic contributions that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The awards were launched in 1992 and are administered by Colleges Ontario. Presented annually, the Premier's Awards recognize graduates in the following seven categories - Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate and Technology.


2021 Premier’s Awards to be celebrated in November


The Premier’s Awards celebrations will return in November 2021. More details about the 2021 celebrations will be posted soon.


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2021 SELECTION PANEL

2021 SELECTION PANEL

David Common

Senior Correspondent
CBC News

Marie-Lison Fougère

Deputy Minister
Francophone Affairs and Women’s Issues

Shawn Goddard

Regional Vice President
Scotiabank

Brent Lessard

Co-founder
rLoop

Marianne Walker

President and CEO
Guelph General Hospital

2021 Master of Ceremonies

James Cunningham

Comedian and host of the TV show Eat St.
Cunningham has been featured on many national and international network television shows including Last Comic Standing, Just for Laughs and Comedy Now. He also keeps himself busy performing at comedy clubs and at high schools, colleges and universities, helping students increase their financial literacy skills.




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    David Common

    Senior Correspondent - CBC News

    David Common is a host and senior correspondent with CBC News, including Marketplace and The National.

    He’s travelled to every province and territory on assignment and been dispatched to more than 75 countries on a range of stories. Common has spent time underwater in a submerged submarine near the Korean peninsula, travelled Afghanistan and Iraq covering war, watched as Canada’s Navy confronted pirates off Somalia and been on board a Canadian icebreaker in the Arctic search for the ill-fated Franklin expedition.

    He also once interviewed Elmo on Sesame Street.

    Originally from Winnipeg, Common went to university in Toronto and Sweden. Now, as part of the investigative team at Marketplace, he’s gone as far as the backstreets of Indian in pursuit of phone scammers targeting Canadians, tackled questionable sales practices in Canada’s funeral homes, located the source of a potential poison inserted into children’s jewellery at factories in China and dived into the problem of food waste in Canadian supermarkets.

    Common has been honoured to receive several awards and is one of the CBC’s multi-skilled journalists, able to shoot and edit his own stories as needed and to shift between hosting and reporting on the CBC’s national digital, radio and television platforms.

    He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

    Marie-Lison Fougère

    Deputy Minister of Francophone Affairs and Women’s Issues

    Marie-Lison Fougère holds a dual appointment as deputy minister of francophone affairs and deputy minister responsible for women’s issues.

    Fougère has 30 years of experience in the Ontario public service and has been a deputy minister since 2015. In addition to being the deputy minister of francophone affairs, she previously served as deputy minister for long-term care and deputy minister for seniors and accessibility.

    Her prior senior leadership roles included: interim deputy minister of the former ministry of training, colleges and universities, assistant deputy minister of the strategic policy and programs division at the former ministry of training colleges and universities and assistant deputy minister at the Office of Francophone Affairs. As well, she occupied a variety of director positions at the Ministry of Education.

    Fougère studied political science and German literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax and Heidelberg University in Germany. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie University and a master’s degree from York University. She is fluent in French, English and German.

    Shawn Goddard

    Regional Vice President - Scotiabank

    Shawn Goddard is a dedicated and driven people leader at Scotiabank with over 25 years of success. He has significant experience in sales leadership and in developing and leading large high-performing teams.

    Goddard is currently the regional vice president for Scotiabank’s Ontario Region, where he leads a considerable workforce of Scotiabank branches, delivering customer-focused financial advice and expertise across the province.

    Prior to his current mandate as RVP, he successfully held a variety of vice president positions at Scotiabank, where he led teams to deliver new and innovative solutions in retail deposits and investments, develop best-in-class rewards programs with credit cards and significantly advance customers’ experiences with the contact centre.

    Beyond the impact he makes with teammates and customers across Scotiabank, Goddard is committed to making a difference in his community and taking action to support positive social impact. He serves as a board member at Second Harvest and as a mentor with McKinsey’s Black Leadership Academy.

    Goddard holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and he has further enhanced his leadership acumen and credentials by successfully completing executive leadership programs at Duke University and Columbia University.

    Brent Lessard

    Co-founder - rLoop

    Brent Lessard is an accomplished project manager with years of experience developing and launching innovative technology projects.

    He is the co-founder and project manager of rLoop: a SpaceX award-winning, decentralized organization focused on accelerating technological solutions to global problems.

    He is also the director of programs and operations at Venture Development Institute, a startup incubator that supports aspiring entrepreneurs by providing access to education, mentorship and capital.

    Lessard also serves as a board member for the Durham College Alumni Association and was recently awarded a 2017 Ontario Premier’s Award in the recent graduate category.

    Marianne Walker

    President and CEO - Guleph General Hospital

    Marianne Walker is changing the future of health care in Ontario. In leadership roles spanning more than 30 years – including her current role as president and CEO of Guelph General Hospital – she has worked to refocus health care on the patient and integrated care.

    She has led several region-wide and provincewide initiatives that have dramatically improved patient outcomes after stroke and her leadership in the formation of one of the first Ontario Health Teams is improving patient outcomes. As a surveyor with Accreditation Canada, Walker is also helping to improve health-care quality and patient safety across the country and internationally in countries that include Brazil.

    Walker holds a master of health sciences degree from the University of Toronto, a bachelor of science in nursing degree from McMaster University and a nursing diploma from Conestoga College.

    She was the recipient of the 2015 Premier’s Award for outstanding Ontario college graduates in health sciences and of the 2016 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award for Health, Wellness and Recreation. She is the board chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a past Ontario Hospital Association and Change Foundation board member.

    David Common

    Senior Correspondent - CBC News

    David Common est animateur et correspondant principal à CBC News, y compris les émissions Marketplace et The National.

    Il s’est déplacé dans toutes les provinces et territoires, en plus de se rendre dans plus de 75 pays, afin d’y produire un large éventail de reportages. David s’est déjà retrouvé sous l’eau dans un sous-marin submergé près de la péninsule coréenne, il a couvert les conflits en Afghanistan et en Irak, il a été témoin de confrontations entre la Marine canadienne et des pirates au large de la Somalie, et il a voyagé à bord d’un brise-glace canadien dans l’Arctique, à la recherche de l’expédition Franklin destinée au malheur.

    Il a également déjà interviewé Elmo, de Sesame Street.

    Originaire de Winnipeg, David a fait ses études universitaires à Toronto et en Suède. Aujourd’hui, à titre de membre de l’équipe d’enquête de MARKETPLACE, il s’est rendu aussi loin que les ruelles de l’Inde à la recherche de fraudeurs téléphoniques ciblant la population canadienne, il s’est attaqué à des pratiques de vente très douteuses dans le secteur des salons funéraires du Canada, il a localisé la source d’un poison potentiel dans les usines de bijoux d’enfants en Chine, et il a abordé la problématique des déchets alimentaires dans les supermarchés canadiens.

    Lauréat de plusieurs prix, David est l’un des journalistes polyvalents de la CBC qui est en mesure de filmer et éditer, au besoin, ses propres reportages, et il passe de l’animation au reportage sur les nombreuses plateformes nationales de la CBC – numérique, radio et télévision.

    Il vit à Toronto avec sa conjointe et ses deux filles.

    Marie-Lison Fougère

    Deputy Minister of Francophone Affairs and Women’s Issues

    Marie-Lison Fougère est à la fois sous-ministre des Affaires francophones et sous-ministre déléguée à la Condition féminine.

    Fougère compte plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans la fonction publique de l’Ontario (FPO) et est sous-ministre depuis 2015. Outre son rôle actuel de sous-ministre des Affaires francophones, elle a été préalablement sous-ministre des Soins de longue durée et sous-ministre des Aînés et de l’Accessibilité.

    Parmi ses rôles précédents de haute direction, mentionnons les suivants : sous-ministre intérimaire, ministère de la Formation, des Collèges et des Universités; sous-ministre adjointe, Division des politiques stratégiques et des programmes, ancien ministère de la Formation, des Collèges et des Universités; et sous-ministre adjointe, Office des Affaires francophones. Elle a, de plus, occupé une multitude de postes de cadre supérieur au ministère de l’Éducation.

    Fougère a fait des études en science politique et en littérature allemande à l’Université Dalhousie (Halifax) et à l’Université de Heidelberg (Allemagne). Elle détient un baccalauréat de l’Université Dalhousie et une maîtrise de l’Université York (Toronto). Elle parle couramment le français, l’anglais et l’allemand.

    Shawn Goddard

    Regional Vice President - Scotiabank

    Leader dévoué et dynamique à la Banque Scotia, Shawn Goddard compte plus de 25 ans de succès. Il possède une grande expérience des ventes et de la mise sur pied et la direction de grandes équipes performantes.

    Goddard occupe actuellement le poste de vice-président régional, région de l’Ontario, à la Banque Scotia, où il dirige un effectif considérable réparti dans plusieurs succursales bancaires, lequel fournit une expertise et des conseils financiers axés sur les clients à la grandeur de la province.

    Avant ses fonctions actuelles de v.-p., il avait occupé avec succès divers postes de vice-président à la Banque Scotia, alors qu’il dirigeait des équipes chargées de la livraison de solutions nouvelles et novatrices en matière de dépôts et investissements personnels, de l’élaboration de programmes de récompenses de première qualité jumelés aux cartes de crédit, et d’améliorer sensiblement l’expérience des clients au centre de contact client.

    Outre son impact auprès des membres d’équipe et de la clientèle de la Banque Scotia, Goddard s’engage à faire une différence au sein de sa communauté et à mettre en place des mesures de soutien des impacts sociaux positifs. Il est membre du conseil d’administration de Second Harvest et il agit comme mentor auprès de la Black Leadership Academy de McKinsey.

    Goddard détient un MBA de l’Université Dalhousie et a approfondi davantage ses qualités de leadership et ses titres de compétence, ayant réussi avec brio des programmes de leadership exécutif des universités Duke et Columbia.

    Brent Lessard

    Co-founder - rLoop

    Brent Lessard is an accomplished project manager with years of experience developing and launching innovative technology projects.

    He is the co-founder and project manager of rLoop: a SpaceX award-winning, decentralized organization focused on accelerating technological solutions to global problems.

    Il est également directeur des programmes et opérations au Venture Development Institute, une pépinière d’entreprises en démarrage qui soutient les futurs entrepreneurs en leur fournissant un accès à des activités de formation et de mentorat, et à des capitaux.

    Lessard also serves as a board member for the Durham College Alumni Association and was recently awarded a 2017 Ontario Premier’s Award in the recent graduate category.

    Marianne Walker

    President and CEO - Guleph General Hospital

    Marianne Walker change l’avenir des soins de santé de l’Ontario. Dans ses rôles de leadership s’étendant sur plus de 30 ans – y compris son rôle actuel à titre de présidente-directrice générale de l’Hôpital général de Guelph – elle s’est affairée à recentrer les soins de santé sur le patient et les soins intégrés.

    Elle a mené plusieurs initiatives régionales et provinciales qui ont amélioré considérablement les résultats chez les patients victimes d’AVC, et son leadership dans la création de l’une des toutes premières équipes Santé Ontario aide à améliorer les résultats pour les patients. En sa qualité de visiteuse chez Agrément Canada, Walker contribue également à l’amélioration de la qualité des soins de santé et de la sécurité des patients, à la grandeur du pays et à l’échelle internationale dans nombre de pays, y compris le Brésil.

    Walker détient une maîtrise en sciences de la santé de l’Université de Toronto, un baccalauréat ès sciences en nursing de l’Université McMaster, ainsi qu’un diplôme en sciences infirmières du Collège Conestoga.

    Walker a été lauréate d’un Prix du premier ministre, en 2015, pour diplômés collégiaux exceptionnels de l’Ontario (sciences de la santé), ainsi qu’un prix, en 2016, Femmes de mérite pour l’ensemble de ses réalisations en santé, bien-être et loisirs. Elle est présidente du conseil d’administration du Collège canadien des leaders en santé, et ancienne membre du conseil d’administration de l’Association des hôpitaux de l’Ontario et de celui de la Change Foundation.