Edna Manitowabi, a widely recognized and respected Anishnaabe Elder, was given an honorary doctorate for her dedication to First Nations education and contributions to the Indigenous Studies programs at the University of Sudbury and at Trent University.
Jean-Pierre Pichette, internationally acclaimed researcher, received an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the advancement of Franco-Ontarian folklore and ethnology and for his involvement in developing the Folklore and Ethnology program at the University of Sudbury.
Awards were also presented to students who embody outstanding leadership qualities.
-The Community Volunteer Award - presented to both Christina Larocque and Félicia Marceau
-The Heart of UofS Award - presented to Sophia Bagaoui-Fradette
-The Personal Development Award – presented to Arsène Keza
-The Model Citizen Award – presented to Janik Guy
-The Red Pianosi Award - presented to Kian Madjedi
-The Sword of Loyola, the University of Sudbury’s most prestigious award – presented to Joshua Linklater-Wong
-Leadership certificates were also presented to Julie Dufresne, Precious Gambrah, Karen Jackson, Alyssa Jutras-Stewart, Stéphane Levac, Phillippe Morel, Victoria Wotten.
-The Caritas Award, was presented to Wayne Thibodeau. The Caritas Award is given to the employee of the University of Sudbury judged to have most clearly and strongly embodied the University’s core values in their work and relationships.