Meet Student Leader Trevor Gansekoele

Trevor Gansekoele, Dave Marshall Leadership Award Recipient

Nipissing University is pleased to have recognized Trevor Gansekoele from Grand Valley with the Dave Marshall Leadership Award, one of it's most prestigious accolades.

Annually, 25 full-time students are recognized with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award. These students have made an outstanding extracurricular contribution to their academic program, to the campus, or to the greater community. They have demonstrated leadership, initiative, commitment, and an ability to motivate and influence others toward the betterment of Nipissing University.

This award is a prestigious, non-monetary award in recognition of the dedication and leadership Dr. Dave Marshall demonstrated during his 18 years of consecutive service as the Dean of Education and President and Vice Chancellor of Nipissing University. Dr. Marshall’s tenure at Nipissing University is a reflection of his commitment to higher education, vision for the future, and leadership in external community service. These were all characteristics reflective of Dr. Marshall’s position at Nipissing University and are qualities embodied in the students chosen for this award.

Trevor is working towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Education in the Junior / Intermediate Divisions.

Trevor has demonstrated leadership in academics through both his strong academic record and his various contributions to the Department of Mathematics at Nipissing University. In the summers of 2015 and 2017, Trevor worked as a Research Assistant for the department after receiving two NSERC awards. He also took on the role of Teaching Assistant, a role which he held for 3 years despite typically being reserved for upper year and graduate students.

Trevor further contributed to the department and institution by volunteering more than 200 hours over 4 years to the Nipissing University Math Circles program, educating children from grades 3 - 12. Through this program, he challenged students to grow academically. Trevor also volunteered his time to represent the institution at the Ontario Universities’ Fair and Recruitment Open House events.

Trevor balances his academic and extra-curricular work with ease. He sets high goals and standards for himself and achieves them. He is always willing to help others with their academic pursuits and his perspective is valued and sought out by his peers. Trevor's clear way of communicating has contributed to his success in the Math Circles program, and will no doubt contribute to his future success in either graduate studies or as a Math Teacher.

The university community congratulates Trevor on his Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Academic Category!