Student Awards

Five CEPS Graduate Students Accepted to U of G's Highly Qualified Personnel Program

 Dmoenique Mastronardi, Leonardo Melo, Michael Pupulin, Peter Zytner, Sarah Rixon
Five graduate students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences have been named Scholars in the University of Guelph's Highly Qualified Personnel program, funded jointly through Food from Thought and the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.

Congratulations to the outstanding recipients who span the School of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics!

Sixty-seven CEPS Students Receive 2021 Fall Awards

Each fall, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) presents dozens of awards to undergraduate students based on their academic achievements, community contributions, and leadership. 

The CEPS Dean's Office, the School of Computer Science, and the School of Engineering presented 67 awards virtually to outstanding undergraduate students in Fall 2021.

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Julie Zettl awarded the Thomas Krug Memorial Scholarship

Julie Zettl is this year’s recipient of the Thomas Krug Memorial Scholarship. The Thomas Krug Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas Krug, who showed immense commitment to environmental stewardship through his 30-year career at Geosyntec applying novel approaches to environmental remediation. Julie’s research project reflects Thomas’ commitment to environmental stewardship in northern Canada. She will take part in a study of groundwater quality in the Liard Basin near the community of Fort Liard. Dr.

Erika Ziraldo Receives the Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award

University of Guelph PhD engineering student Erika Ziraldo was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper Award in the Honda Student Session at the 2021 International Driving Assessment Conference. The award, sponsored by American Hoda Motor Company, Inc., provides a certificate and cash award to the winner. "Award recipients showcase the best and brightest internationally in the field of human factors driving research" said Daniel McGehee, PhD, Organizing Committee Co-Chair.

CEPS 2021 Convocation Awards Announced

Each year, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences awards convocation prizes to outstanding graduating students to recognize their persistent excellence and long-lasting contributions to the University of Guelph community. Congratulations to all of this year's recipients and to all students who graduated.

E.B. MacNaughton Convocation Prize

This prize is awarded to the student chosen as the W.C. Winegard Medal nominee for our college who has shown excellent academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the campus and community.

Sooraj Modi Recieves the Walter Vaughan Medal

The Walter Vaughan Medal recognizes the contributions of a student member of senate. The winner will be announced at this years virtual graduation celebration where students will be awarded for their distiguished service and academic achievement.

Sooraj Modi, School of Computer Science student and former secretary of Senate is this year's recipient of the Walter Vaughan Medal. Congratulations Sooraj!

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Valerie Bauman Places 3rd in U of G 3MT Final

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Graduate students from all seven University of Guelph colleges have earned a chance to compete in the 3MT® campus final.

M.A.Sc. Engineering + AI student Valerie Bauman has placed 3rd overall in the University of Guelph competition. Congratulations, Valerie! For more information:

Sooraj Modi, Zante Botha Receive Top 2021 Student Experience Awards

Two College of Engineering and Physical Sciences undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science and the School of Engineering are receiving top U of G Student Experience awards for 2021.

School of Computer Science student Sooraj Modi receives the Brian D. Sullivan Leadership Award, presented to a graduating student who has made significant contributions to student leadership through her/his involvement as an elected or appointed student representative at the University of Guelph. From Student Experience:

Jenita Manokaran, Valerie Bauman Win 2021 3MT College Heat

We are pleased to announce that the two presenters from CEPS moving forward to the University of Guelph competition are:

  • PhD candidate Jenita Manokaran for her presentation, Artificial Intelligence for COVID-19 Diagnosis, and 
  • MASc candidate Valerie Bauman for her presentation Artificial Intelligence for the Bettering of Human Health.

Both winners receive a certificate and cash prizes—Manokaran receives $500 and Bauman receives $250.