Collège Boréal Graduation Honouring Students and Partners

Collège Boréal Graduation Honouring Students and Partners

Collège Boréal is proud to announce the prize recipients of the graduation ceremonies taking place between May 17th and June 3rd at the Toronto, Windsor, Timmins, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Temiskaming, Nipissing, and Sudbury sites and campuses. (Visit our website for a complete list of graduation ceremonies along with their times and locations.)

Excellence Awards

Collège Boréal is pleased to be awarding a number of prizes and distinctions during these ceremonies. Congratulations to the following winners of the 2015–2016 Excellence Award as well as to all bursary recipients:

Pierre Riopel Bursary: Joan Caronni, Law Clerk (Toronto)

Denis Hubert Dutrisac Bursary: Pierre Godard, Police Foundations (Sudbury)

Gisèle Chrétien Bursary: Layla Abdul-Nabi, Early Childhood Education (Windsor)

Jean Watters Bursary: AmohBlah Ines Sandra Degni, Pre-Health Sciences (Toronto)

Fondation du Collège Boréal Bursary: Virginie Assanda Gnagui Kousso, Child and Youth Worker (Toronto)

Congratulations to everyone!

Governor General’s Academic Medal

This year, the Governor General’s Academic Medal will be awarded to Marie Saad, Early Childhood Education, Windsor.

Chair of the Board of Directors Award:

Mr. Stéphan Plante, President of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors, is happy to present this prestigious award to Science North, a not-for-profit organization in Sudbury. Not only is this science education centre a very popular tourist attraction, but it is also a partner of choice for Collège Boréal.

In fact, thanks to Science North, students from various programs including Stage Management Technician, Carpentry, and Digital Animation were able to take part in large-scale projects and work on the construction, installation, and development of many endeavours including the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! exhibit, the Whales in the Arctic Theatre, and an interactive video game, to name just a few.

Science North also provided financial support for a field trip to Toronto allowing the students from the Stage Management Technician program to take part in the logistics of a major show. Finally, Science North has become an employer of choice for the graduates of this program. In fact, one of Boréal’s graduates is now a permanent exhibition installer at the centre.

Collège Boréal President’s Award

Mr. Pierre Riopel will present the Collège Boréal President’s Award to Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines, which has been extracting gold from this region for over 105 years and is now one of the world’s greatest gold producing camps.

Stronglycommitted to the community, Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines has donated many pieces of equipment to Boréal’s Timmins campus, enabling mining students to gain experience for the work they will do once they are hired by a mining company.

Collège Boréal wishes to congratulate Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines for recognizing the importance of giving back to its operating community and for supporting various initiatives and organizations through charitable contributions and donations to the fields of education, health, environment, community development, and the arts.

Honorary Diploma

Another notable event during the June 2–3 graduation ceremonies is the honorary diploma Collège Boréal will be conferring to Mr. Stéphane Paquette, a versatile artist from Chelmsford. (To read the press release from last March 21st on this subject, visit Collège Boréal’s website.)


“The members of the Board of Governors will join me in a warm round of applause for all the prize recipients of the 2015–2016 graduation ceremonies! These individuals and organizations fully deserve our admiration this year, and we are happy to share in the celebration of their many accomplishments.”

Stéphan Plante, President of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors

“Collège Boréal proudly recognizes the excellence of its graduates who have reached their goals through exceptional leadership and often, through sacrifice. We would also like to thank our partners who have each contributed in their own way to the success of our students, past and present, and who will continue to do so for years to come.”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Since 1995, approximately 114,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to postsecondary 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 postsecondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, 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!

Associated Links

To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website or follow us Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.



Jacqueline Gauthier
Senior Advisor—Communications and Public Relations
705-560-6673, ext. 2720
705-665-2662 (cell)

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