Recommend outstanding NC alumni for Premier’s Awards

A message from Greg Medulun, vice president, External Relations:

There is no better testament to the quality of a NC education than celebrating our alumni, and the Ontario Premier’s Awards allow us to recognize the outstanding contributions of our alumni in all corners of our society.

The Alumni Relations team is requesting your help in identifying accomplished NC alumni to be considered as nominees for this year’s Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards.

The Premier’s Awards honour the accomplishments of outstanding alumni from each of Ontario’s 24 colleges (please see criteria below). Nominations are submitted in the following seven categories:

  • Apprenticeship (new in 2018);
  • Business;
  • Community Services;
  • Creative Arts and Design;
  • Health Sciences;
  • Recent Graduate (within five years); and
  • Technology.

We appreciate your input and ask that you forward your recommendations to Jana Boniferro, Alumni Engagement Officer, by Friday, March 1. Jana can be reached at or extension 7427.

Let’s all take pride in the successes of our NC alumni, who embody the NC DNA, and celebrate their many achievements.

College’s Ontario Premier’s Awards Selection criteria

Chosen from nominations submitted by Ontario’s 24 colleges, each nominee must demonstrate outstanding career success related to his/her apprenticeship training and college experience and have made a significant contribution to his/her sector and community. The individual’s career achievements will be given top priority.

Selection panellists will be considering the following points:

Primary consideration:

Career impact

  • Has the nominee made a significant impact to his/her chosen career?
  • Has the nominee made a significant contribution to his/her sector?
  • Has the impact been recognized by others in his/her industry and/or profession?
  • Has the impact helped shape or change the lives of others?

Secondary considerations:

Community impact

  • Has the nominee made a significant contribution to his/her community?

College education

  • Was the decision to go into the college system a key factor in the nominee’s success?
  • Is it clear that the college route provided a fairly unique contribution to the nominee’s preparation?
  • Would others be inspired to enter the college system after hearing the nominee’s story?


Any graduate of a college program may be nominated. This includes, but is not limited to, certificate programs, accelerated programs, distance education and/or have completed the third level of in-school apprenticeship training at a college.

It is up to each college to decide under which category the nomination should be submitted. Category selection can be based on the program the nominee graduated from or on his/her career path.

Colleges may nominate only one graduate in each category. There is no limit to the number of times a graduate can be nominated over the years, provided the individual was not previously selected as a recipient.

Nominating colleges are responsible for doing their own due diligence with regards to the accuracy of the information provided in the entry form and nominee profile. Colleges Ontario will be reviewing the nomination forms after the deadline and before they are provided to the selection panel. If any questionable detail is found in the forms, the nominating college will be consulted for verification. If verification cannot be provided, the nomination will be deemed ineligible.