3 IB students receive 2018 Student Life Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

On March 21, Student Life celebrated the achievements of outstanding U of G students, staff and faculty with the 2018 Student Life Awards.

The awards honour groups and individuals who improve life at U of G. This year, 3 of the winners are Integrative Biology students:

  • Christopher Greyson-Gaito – André Auger Citizenship Award
  • Julia Kilgour – Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Ella Harvey – Erin Angus Graduate Student Engagement Award 

André Auger Citizenship Award – Christopher Greyson-Gaito

Integrative biology student Chris Greyson-Gaito was selected as this year’s winner for his deep involvement in department events.

Chris created a discussion group to foster broad academic conversation among diverse faculty, staff and students that led to a number of unique and inspiring collaborations.

Chris has also shown a commitment to mental health initiatives, building relationships across and beyond the University, and supporting community fundraisers for a number of causes.

The André Auger Citizenship Award celebrates undergraduate and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated a sense of personal responsibility and commitment toward community.

Diversity and Inclusion Award – Julia Kilgour

A PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, Julia Kilgour is respected for both her scientific research and her promotion of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion on campus.

Julia has served in leadership roles for many on-campus inclusion groups and ensured representation for marginalized students in her work with the University’s Strategic Renewal Advisory Committee.

Her passion for social justice, diversity and inclusion is evident in everything Julia does. Through her leadership, she encourages us all to make our campus more inclusive.

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes those who support the University’s mission to create and maintain an inclusive environment for our increasingly diverse population.

Erin Angus Graduate Student Engagement Award – Ella Harvey

An active member of the Graduate Students’ Association and vice-president external of CUPE 3913, Ella Harvey cares about the students she represents. She is inclusive of people and diverse points of view and strives to ensure that everyone is heard and represented.

Beyond her leadership in the classroom, Ella has fostered learning relationships for students by creating iBUMP, the Integrative Biology Undergraduate Mentorship Program. Ella has been an outstanding representative for U of G at national and international scientific conferences. Over her time as a Gryphon, Ella has been a positive and lasting influence on many students.

The Erin Angus Graduate Student Engagement Award is presented to a graduate student who has made significant contributions to graduate and all student life through their engagement with the campus community.


You can watch a short video of Ella Harvey speaking about the Erin Angus Graduate Student Engagement Award here.

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