Every year, we gather as a uOttawa community to celebrate our outstanding alumni. With awards recognizing alumni achievement, our alumnus or alumna of the year, commitment to the University, an exceptional young alumni and community service, our annual awards ceremony is an inspiring affair. Here are the 2022 winners:
Meet our winners
Meritas Tabaret Award for Alumni Achievement - Calin Rovinescu (LLB ’80)
From a young law graduate to an iconic business figure, Calin Rovinescu (LLB ’80) had a brilliant career in corporate law before making his name as a talented strategist heading Air Canada, a corporation he took to new heights before his retirement in 2021. Today, he continues his multiple efforts on behalf of his alma mater. .
Alumna of the Year Award - Véronique Lecault (BSc'06, BASc’06)
Award for Commitment to the University - Michel Prévost (BSocSc ’78, MA ’85)
Award for Community Service - Eric Agyemang (BCom ’15)
Young Alumni Award - Nathan Hall (BSocSc ’07)
Honorary Member of the Alumni Association - Susan Rust
Meet your hosts
Mélanye Boissonnault (BEd ’98)
Mélanye Boissonnault studied journalism at Université Laval and holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. On joining Radio-Canada, she worked as a cultural reporter, first in Toronto and then in Montreal. She now hosts Les matins d’ici, the number one morning radio show in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Jesse Jones (BA ’03; Gee Gees Men’s Basketball ’00-’02)
While Jesse Jones’ studied in communications at the University of Ottawa, he played basketball as a Gee-Gee for several years. Now, he is a creator, executive producer, host, speaker and head of Jones & Jones Group. He's also appeared as host of the inaugural season of Bachelor in Paradise Canada as well as co-hosting duties on Entertainment Tonight Canada.
Beverley McKiver (Cert-Arts'19)
Beverley McKiver is an Ottawa-based composer, pianist and teacher, originally from northwestern Ontario. Beverley is a member of Lac Seul First Nation in Treaty 3. She is a 2019 graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Certificate in Piano Pedagogy.
Emily Kistemaker, violin
William Paradine, violin
Kate Moran, viola
Jacob MacDonald, cello