The Many Faces of Excellence | Gazette

About 10,000 students will graduate this year. Excellence exists and comes in a thousand and one ways. Obviously, it’s impossible to tell all these stories here. La Gazette invites you to discover some of these many faces. We are confident that you will discover others as they learn about your upcoming achievements and contributions to our common future.


Talia Hennessy

Member of the women’s rugby team and former winner of the School of Human Kinetics Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award

Talia Hennessy

Faculty of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity


Ashley's Broom

Leader of the student population who engages in their community and fights for diversity and inclusion

Ashley’s Broom

Faculty of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Social Sciences


Melissa Delalie Houinsou

Former international mentor and author of two award-winning novels (2019 Watty Award)

Melissa Delalie Houinsou

Faculty of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Health Sciences


Richard Jung

Ottawa Region Cardiovascular Research Intern of the Year, Vanier Scholar and Dr. Frans Leenen for Excellence in Publication

Richard Jung

Medical school
MD/Ph.D.


Magalie Lefebvre

Speaker, activist committed to equity, social justice and feminism, very involved in student leadership and supporting international students

Magalie Lefebvre

Faculty of Social Sciences
Master in Sociology, Specialization in Feminist and Gender Studies


George Monastiriakos

President of AEEDCO and founder of the Anastasia-Radiotis Scholarship for Civil Law Students from Single Parent Families

George Monastiriakos

law School
Law Degree 2021 – Speaker
Juris Doctor 2022


Anne Hamels

Practice of Theater in Play award winner and non-binary activist

Anne Hamels

Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Theater, First Cohort of the Conservatory of Play Program


Mayheve Clara Rondeau

Freestyle Record Holder, Dean’s Honors Student, and Proud Member of the Moose Cree First Nation

Mayheve Clara Rondeau

Faculty of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Minor in Indigenous Studies


Carlos Doray

Proud Franco-Ontario Student Leader and Recipient of Dean’s Scholarship and Alex-Trebek Leadership Scholarship

Carlos Doray

Telfer Business School
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option)


Lianna Rees

Recipient of University Silver Medal in Social Sciences 2021-2022 and Tadeusz-Grygier Founder Award 2021

Lianna Rees

Faculty of Social Sciences
B.Sc.Soc. specialized in criminology


Alexi Thibault Jutras

Winner of the Excellence in Studies Award at the Faculty of Letters, passionate about archives and heritage, involved in the Arquivos à voz group on both banks of the Outaouais, lover of nature

Alexi Thibault Jutras

Faculty of Arts
BA Honors in History


Kaitlyn Ann Flear

Member of the women’s softball team, star player from Ontario, most valuable player of the 2019 team and competitive female athlete of the year, very active in university research

Kaitlyn Ann Flear

Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Science in Biology


Ezequiel José Indriago Perez

First-generation immigrant and mentor to the international student population, active in academic research

Ezequiel José Indriago Perez

Faculty of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Social Sciences with a specialization in Criminology with a specialization in Psychology


Annie Theberge Charbonneau

Former nurse and winner of several national awards, published in a peer-reviewed publication

Annie Theberge Charbonneau

Faculty of Social Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology


Yvan Mongo

Captain of the Gee-Gees hockey team, All-Star for Ontario, and founding member of the Black Student-Athlete Advocacy Council

Yvan Mongo

Telfer Business School
Bachelor of Commerce (Option in Management)


Renelle Dubosq

Recipient of the 2022 Governor General’s Gold Medal at the University of Ottawa for excellence in doctoral thesis in science and engineering, and the 2022 Jack-Henderson Award from the Geological Association of Canada’s Tectonics Group for the best doctoral thesis

Renelle Dubosq

Faculty of Science
PhD in Earth Sciences


Newcomer who is involved in Francophonie and its community, best in class

Alexandre kiss

Education University
Bachelor of Education


Brigitte Lefebvre

Co-founder of Black Student-Athlete Advocacy Council, member of the women’s basketball team, named one of U SPORTS’ Top 8 Academic Stars in 2021

Brigitte Lefebvre-Okankwu

Faculty of Social Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology


Daphne Stone

First alpine skier in Gee-Gees history and holder of the highest grade point average in biomedical engineering

Daphne Stone

engineering College
Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering

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