Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin and Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) David Hornsby presented eight undergraduate Carleton students with Provost Scholar Awards on Friday, May 1.

Although it was not possible to hold an in-person event due to the current public health crisis, Carleton hosted an online event via videoconference to virtually recognize the accomplishments of the Provost Scholars.

Screenshot of Provost Scholar Award videoconference

Carleton faculty, staff and senior administration joined Provost Scholar Award recipients and their guests in a virtual award ceremony on Friday, May 1.

Funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and administered by Teaching and Learning Services, the Provost Scholar Award is valued at $1,000 and is given to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in research, community engagement, immersive learning and/or international activities.

Congratulations to the 2020 Provost Scholar Award recipients from the Faculty of Engineering and Design:

Jonique Gardien

Jonique GardienJonique is an architectural conservation and sustainability engineering student who is passionate about sustainable housing in First Nations Communities. She took on a leadership role in engaging with Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation to provide sustainable and affordable housing solutions as part of a fourth-year engineering capstone project. Her undergraduate research work relates to fire safety in affordable housing solutions and has been supported by I-CUREUS. She has taken on various leadership roles in Engineers without Borders and internship work in building skills and business acumen of individuals in Uganda. She has spoken at various invited speaker events, including a keynote presentation at the Carleton International Development Symposium. Jonique has been featured by the CBC’s All in a Day show as a role model for women in engineering.

Mary-Johanna Weir Weiss

Mary-Johanna Weir WeissMary-Johanna is a biomedical and mechanical engineering student and is described as a dependable, diligent and independent researcher. She worked in Prof. Oren Patel’s lab as an NSERC USRA student where she improved the calibration of the lab’s CT scanner to an impressive degree. She worked at CCM Hockey on a Mitacs internship where her research focused on the relationship between helmet fit and impact mitigation. She developed new evaluation techniques and initiated advances that will lead to safer helmets and hopefully reduce concussion incidence among athletes. Mary-Johanna is the vice president of global engineering for the Carleton chapter of Engineers without Borders, where she led efforts to promote sustainable development and global citizenship to students through meetings with faculty and local politicians. She is also the treasurer for the Rotaract Club at Carleton and has volunteered at the Cancer Centre in the Ottawa Hospital.


For a complete list of 2020 Provost Scholar Award Winners, click here.

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