Student Awards

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 Receives 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.

Three CEPS Grad Students Win Inaugural Grad Student Research Day Awards

Three graduate students have received awards from the inaugural CEPS Graduate Student Research Day on October 16, 2020. The winners are:

  • 1st Place: MASc candidate Valerie Bauman
  • 2nd Place: PhD candidate Singam Suranjoy Singh
  • People's Choice Award: MASc candidate Aidan England

Congratulations to all the winners! Read the event recap here.