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Award Winners

Sterling George

Derrick Kamanga Award
2020
School
Western University
Program
Civil Engineering
Community
Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
Sterling’s passion for engineering is visible in his drive to succeed in his university courses and in attaining a summer internship at MIG Engineering Ltd. In Sarnia, ON. This fall Sterling will enter his second year of the Civil Engineering program at Western University.

Aaryn Zoccole

Robert Olivier Award
2020
School
University of Toronto
Program
Mechanical Engineering
Community
Wikwemikong
Aaryn grew up travelling to and living in many First Nations communities with her mother who worked as a teacher. Aaryn has managed to stay grounded by spending all of her free time with her robotics team. This fall, Aaryn will enter her first year of the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Toronto.

Bohdana Innes

Jay Benedict Award
2020
School
Laurentian University
Program
Masters of Architecture
Community
Wawa
Bohdana grew up in Wawa, Ontario, but traveled back and forth between Moose Factory and Wawa. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Architecture program at Laurentian University and anticipates her graduation in April 2022.

Megan Laroche

Student Achievement Award
2020
School
Cambrian College
Program
Environmental Program
Community
Moose Cree First Nation
Megan Laroche is a member of Moose Cree First Nation where she attends the Gathering of Our People, every summer. When she graduates from the Environmental program at Cambrian College in June 2021, Megan plans to work with her First Nation in the Environment department and wants to help in meetings and discussions with resource development companies.