Even with the competition 6 weeks behind us, SAIT's GNCTR team is not ready to quit showcasing their talent to Canada!
Our team was elected winners of the President's Student Leadership Award this January — a decision that was made before we even took flight for Waterloo and was kept a secret until our return and victory. The award is one of the most prestigious honours SAIT students can receive. Chosen by SAIT's presidential office from the pool of nominations, the awards are received by one individual and two clubs that demonstrate "innovation and initiative in creating opportunities or advancements for SAIT, fellow students, industry and the community," as per the SAIT website (http://www.sait.ca/alumni/stay-connected/get-involved/presidents-awards).
In late 2017, several of our teammates took time from their studies to compose compelling nominations on behalf of the team. Our efforts paid off.
The banquet was hosted Thursday night by Dr. Ross, President of SAIT. Four GNCTR team executives attended on behalf of the team, along with academic advisor Milan Niksic and SAIT GNCTR 2014 Co-President Josh Patterson, who presented the award. The night was attended by heads of SAIT, leaders in industry, and — of course — the winners. Both SAIT GNCTR and the SAIT Accounting Society (SAS) took home the Student Leadership Award, while Akhil Sharma (AT student) won then President's Medal and the Brawn Family Foundation received the President's Partnership Award.
It was an incredible event and yet another celebration of the terrific feat we won this past January. We couldn't be happier to represent SAIT on this grand of a scale!