Senior Class Awards, 2023–2024

The University of Prince Edward Island acknowledges the achievements of our graduating students, as well as the generous support of donors, by presenting Senior Class Awards every year. Several major prizes and medals are presented at the Convocation ceremonies while other awards are celebrated at a number of events during Convocation Week.

Tuesday Morning Awards 2024

Dr. Margaret F. Munro Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduation Award | Emma Gennette
Dr. Margaret F. Munro Graduation Award in Accelerated Nursing | Rachel Zakem
Dr. R.G. Thomson Academic Achievement Medal | Madelaine Russell

Wednesday Morning Awards 2024

Michael F. Cassidy Business Life Award | Sheena Naculangga
Professor Don MacEwen School of Sustainable Design Engineering Inspirational Award | Benjamin Keizer

Thursday Morning Awards 2024

UPEI Alumni Association Graduating Student Award | Claire MacPhee
Faculty of Education Prize | Juliette Hennequin

Friday Morning Awards 2024

School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences Graduating Student Award | Pushkar Kaullysing
Ambrose Lee Graduation Prizes | Matthew Kozma and Sydney Powers 
Dr. J. Regis Duffy Academic Achievement Award | Reilly Sullivan
H. Wade MacLauchlan Raised Expectations Graduation Medal | Ajhma Dhakal
Rory Beck Outstanding Academic and Athletic Leadership Award | Emily Duffy
Governor General’s Medal (Undergraduate) | Briana Creed
Faculty of Graduate Studies Award of Distinction | Kassandra Devon Lynn
Governor General’s Medal (Graduate) | Kassandra Devon Lynn

The following awards were granted at other events during Convocation Week 2024

Atlantic Veterinary College

Dr. Debbie Musgrave Memorial Award | Jana Arseneault
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Small Animal Clinical Nutrition Award | Jana Arseneault
Doug a Rose Walker Award | Erin Asman
ACVIM Certificate of Clinical Excellence in Large Animal Medicine | Samantha Benham
Collicott Charitable Foundation “Bailey” Award | Samantha Benham
Elanco Parasitology Award | Sarah Boardman
Baron Pound Award | Cortney Chadbourne
Class of ’93 Clinical Conference Award | Kaitlin Coles
Atlantic Provinces Diagnostic Services Award | Maria Compton
Kurlee McFarlane/Dr. Caroline Runyon Award in Small Animal Surgery | Maria Compton
ACVIM Certificates of Clinical Excellence in Small Animal Medicine | Natalie Linkletter and Maria Compton
Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Vaccinology | Erika Corcoran
ACVS Award in Small Animal Surgery | Madison Devine
American Association of Feline Practitioners Award | Amélie Doucet
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Transforming Lives Award | Farnaz Farnaghi
ACVS Award in Large Animal Surgery | Anya Floyd
AVC Class of ’23 Award for Mental Health Stewardship | Katherine Guarino
Dr. Greg Fleming Memorial Award | Katherine Guarino
Hooligan Equine Award | Anam Hamza
Bob Rosenthal Senior Student Award | Elizabeth Keeping
Spirit of Spike Award | Elizabeth Keeping
Jewell Family “Peggy” Award | Brody Ann Klinglesmith
Zoetis Award for Excellence in Equine Practice | Brody Ann Klinglesmith
Dr. Brian L. Hill Memorial Award | Brody Ann Klinglesmith
Proficiency in Theriogenology Award | Brody Ann Klinglesmith
Wallace G. (Wally) Wood Memorial Award | Brody Ann Klinglesmith
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia Award | Christopher Knap
George & Margaret Peake Scholarship | Christopher Knap
Spirit of ’90 Award | Jamye MacWilliam
Class of 2021 Plaid Pitties Award for Resilience | Jamye MacWilliam
ACVP Award for Excellence in Veterinary Pathology | Beth Murray
Sully Cady Community Practice Award | Beth Murray
Victoria Margaret Jones Memorial Award | Shannon Myles
Harris Family Scholarship | Julia Petrie
American College of Veterinary Radiology Award | Madelaine Russell
Pathology Achievement Award | Madelaine Russell
Zoetis Award for Excellence in Food Animal Medicine | Madelaine Russell
Digby & Tully Hassard Companion Animal Wellness Award | Adam Stever
VECCS Award for Proficiency in Emergency & Critical Care | Adam Stever
Dr. R.A. Curtis Bovine Award | Jeremy Sutherland
Herd Health Award | Jeremy Sutherland
Promising Practitioners Awards | Jeremy Sutherland and Amélie Doucet
Zoetis Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Health Care | Ellen Tuttle
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff Award | Ellen Tuttle
Oscar & Piper Honeyman Yarrow Award | Carolina Vincente

Faculty of Arts

Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Scholarship | Edward Arsenault
Robert L. Pace - Maritime Broadcasting System Scholarships for Graduating Students | Grace Biswas and Meghan Dewar
Lena C. McLure Music Scholarship | Thomas Doiron
Honourable Chief Justice John Paton Nicholson Memorial Award | Ally Felix
Ron Irving Award for Excellence in Theatre | Susanna Hamilton
H. Min Chiang Award | Patrick Lank
Ramasamy Nagarajan Memorial Award | He Liubenyang
Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island Award | Megan MacEachern
Catherine Innes-Parker Memorial Award | Claire MacPhee
Bonnie L. MacPherson Memorial Award | Abigail McCue
David Austin O’Malley-Keyes Memorial Award | Isabelle McNeill
Joan Doreen Thompson Memorial Music Award | Jane Perrier
Long & McQuade Award of Excellence | Noelle Pettipas
Henry Havelock MacFarlane Memorial Award | Joseph Simmonds
Dr. Satadal Dasgupta Memorial Award | Kaian Vere
Donalda MacDonald CUPE Award | Keeda Wicklund

Faculty of Business

J. Ian Vessey Award | Atwon Bullard
Freda Cox Memorial Award | Capri Dawson
UPEI Class of 1989 Award | Roula Gaballa
Chartered Professional Accountants of PEI Award for the Highest Aggregate | Jessica Gallant
Paul “Ryan” Pineau Award | Gyanesha Monbode 
Chartered Professional Accountants of PEI Award for Leadership | Yokta Mukhi
Westland Insurance Business Student Award | Charlize Sahely
PEI’s Famous Five Graduating Student Award | Charlize Sahely

Faculty of Education

Sisters of Notre Dame Convent BEd Graduating Student Award | Tessa Casey
Anne Hopkins Award | Julia Drummond
Edward J. McAdam & Rena C. McAdam Memorial Education Awards (BEd Practicum) | Dominique Lapierre, David Mazurek, and Maureen Bungay
PEI Retired Teachers’ Association Graduation Prize | Noah Laybolt
Community Foundation of PEI – Thomas & Betty Hall Excellence Award | Tara Misener
Eric Stanley Hillis Memorial Award | Demetria O’Brien
Frank J. Costello Scholarship | Makayla Victor
Elinor (MacDonald) MacLellan Scholarship | Lila Willdey
Edward J. McAdam & Rena C. McAdam Memorial Education Scholarships (BEd English & French) | Grace Wilson and Kelly Montgomery

Faculty of Nursing

Edward J. McAdam & Rena C. McAdam Memorial Nursing Awards | Sophie Flynn and Julia Palmer
Dorothy C. Hall Nursing Scholarship | Nicole Gallant
Floyd and Hilda Drake Memorial Award | Allyson Hustler
Ethel Williams Memorial Nursing Award | Minjoo Kim
Vera Murray Memorial Nursing Award | Kayla MacDonald
Gerald M. “Gerry” Birt Memorial Award | Kayla MacDonald
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Graduating Student Award | Monicah Ajier Ngor and Zamzam Aden
Dr. Margaret F. Munro Award for Nursing Leadership | Amirhossein Rahbari
Frank and Mary Elizabeth Bostwick Nursing Award | Kaitlin Richard
Stan & Helen Buell Graduating Student Nursing Award | Samantha Strain

Faculty of Science

Mrs. W. Chester S. McLure Memorial Award (First Place) | Arian Abolhassani
Honourable John Richards Prize | Laura Apblett
Dr. Constance Ida MacFarlane Prize | Laura Apblett
Top Graduating Student – Bachelor of Environmental Studies Award | Laura Apblett
Class of ’98 Leadership Award | Owen Brown
Gordon DeBlois Memorial Award | Jonah Capriotti
Prince of Wales College Class of 1938 Award | Briana Creed
Jeff Praught Award in Mathematics | Mohab Elsayed
Icosahedron Prize | Mohab Elsayed and Dylan Lewis
Kinesiology Award of Excellence | Farbod Farzan
UPEI Biology Society Award | Debby Ige
Physics Department Graduation Prize | Matthew Kozma
Sister Ellen Mary Cullen Award | Anna Lucassie
Mrs. W. Chester S. McLure Memorial Award (Second Place) | Juan Diego Ruiz
Dr. Graeme and Alberta Bryant Boswall Award | Charleigh Teefy
Arlie Parks Scholarship – In Memory of Dr. Kenneth MacIntyre | Sydney Whitlock
Marylou Hughes Scholarship | Sydney Whitlock
Honourable Gordon L. Bennett Award | Sydney Whitlock
BioVectra Inc. Prize | Isaac Wolters
Dr. Leon Loucks Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry | Carter Wynne

Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Crawford Mathis Memorial Award for Leadership | Rosaline Antoun
Noel MacAleer Award | Dhruvil Kanani
Engineers PEI Graduating Student Award | Abbygale Lewis-Fox
Eddie & Babe Brown Memorial Engineering Award | Rebecca MacIntyre
Fulton Cousins Memorial Scholarship | Luke McCarvill

Faculty of Graduate Studies

President’s Scholarship for Graduate Student (Chemistry) | Miranda Steeves
President’s Scholarship for Graduate Student (Nursing) | Rachel Kavanagh
Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards of Distinction

  • Arts | Allegra Netten
  • Business | Sean Burton
  • Education | Mostafa Alizadegan
  • Nursing | Rebecca MacLure
  • Science | Julia Heckbert
  • Sustainable Design Engineering | Zeeshan Haydar
  • Veterinary Medicine | Mariana D Agosto Miguel Fonseca