Each year at Nipissing University, 25 full-time students are recognized with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award. The recipients of this prestigious award have made an outstanding extra-curricular contribution to their academic program, to the campus, or to the greater community.
Lisa has demonstrated her community leadership by advocating for, and educating others about, the need for bone marrow transplant donors in Canada. During her practicum, Lisa became aware of the silent crisis occurring in the bone marrow transplant community. Through research, Lisa discovered that only 2% of Canadians were registered to be a donor and that there is a particular need for more ethnically diverse stem cell donors.
Samuel has demonstrated his community leadership through his three years of experience as a volunteer coach for North Bay Spartan’s Basketball. In this role, Samuel coached the 3 on 3 program and 2 rep teams per season while completing his degree program. He also volunteered his time to run a summer program for serious basketball athletes to continue to work on skills and strength. His positive influence has contributed to the success of many local athletes.
Kyle has demonstrated his community leadership through volunteering with the Crown Christian Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Near North Baptist Church’s Youth Ministry, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and Victim Services of Nipissing District.
Riley has demonstrated community leadership through his extensive involvement within the community throughout his degree. He has been on the board of directors for both the Friends of Laurier Woods and Nipissing Naturalists.
Mykaela has demonstrated her leadership on campus through her roles as Varsity Athlete, Captain of the Women's Varsity Soccer Team, International Student Mentorship Program Mentor, Children's Soccer Coach, Volunteer Intramural Referee, Biidaaban Youth Group Volunteer, and Academic Success Program Student Assistant.
Emily has demonstrated her campus leadership through her roles as Residents' Council Yearbook Chair, Formal Committee Member, Residence Don, Living Learning Community Don, Community Assistant, Conference Presenter, Residence Open House Volunteer, and Frosh Leader.
Carly has demonstrated her campus leadership through her involvement with a variety of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives’ programs and events. She has volunteered to be a Peer2Peer Mentor for three years, which involves being available to students for help with school work, advice, or even just a chat to relieve stress.
Lynne has demonstrated her leadership on campus as a volunteer for the Office of Indigenous Initiatives’ programs and events. She volunteered for the Welcome Pow Wow, the Peer2Peer Mentorship program (which pairs Indigenous students at Nipissing University together for mentorship), the Wiidooktaadwin mentorship initiative (a group mentorship program for Indigenous students in local high schools), and for Debwendizon (an annual on-campus Indigenous youth education and recruitment gathering). Lynne also volunteered her time for talking and sharing circles with visiting Elders, as well as a number of other social, cultural, and special events.
Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850.
We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations.