Collège Boréal is pleased to announce the nomination of two of its graduates for the 2016 Premier’s Awards. Marc Dionne, Ecotourism Development & Management (1998) graduate, as well as Kevin Roy, three-time graduate in the Police Foundations (2015), Fish and Wildlife Management Technologist (2010), and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Technician (2009) programs, are among the 107 college graduates nominated this year.
Early in his career, Marc worked as a professional guide in Ontario, British Columbia, and France. He then became the Senior Videographer for Princess Cruises, an opportunity allowing him to travel to 7 continents, over 50 countries, and more than 160 cities! Always the adventurer, Marc launched a photo and video company that soon merged with Reactive Design, a multimedia design company specializing in video production, photography, and aerial cinematography. As Director of Photo, Video & Aerial Cinematography and co-owner, Marc continues to contribute to the tourism industry by helping business professionals promote luxury properties and tourism destinations with captivating visuals.
Kevin is a three-time college graduate working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Forest Fire Management Headquarters in Sudbury, Ontario. Since 2008, he has assisted with the management of forest, grass, and brush fires throughout Ontario and across Canada in various parts of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec. Extremely dedicated to fitness, Kevin has won several bodybuilding awards and also works as a coach to help clients seeking nutritional and training advice. An active and dedicated volunteer, Kevin has given his time and energy to numerous community organizations and committees for over thirteen years.
The Premier’s Awards recognize the significant contributions Ontario’s college graduates make to the success of the province and beyond. The awards are presented annually to six exceptional graduates in the following categories: Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.
The 2016 Premier’s Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 21, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto as part of Colleges Ontario’s Higher Education Summit.
“Through their professional activities and contribution to society, Marc and Kevin bring honour to their professions and to Collège Boréal. On behalf of everyone here at Collège Boréal, I wish them the best of luck at the awards ceremony and great success in their future endeavours.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 93.8% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
To find out more about the Premier’s Awards, visit http://co-awards.org/.
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