Profiles in excellence

Student life
Students from the back wearing different epitome colors
Nearly 10,000 students will graduate this year. They provide us with a showcase of excellence, and a very multifaceted one at that.

The Gazette could never hope to tell every one of their stories, but here are a few of these profiles. As for the others, you will surely hear of their accomplishments and contributions to society in the not-so-distant future!

Talia Hennessy

Faculty of Health Sciences 
Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics 

Women’s rugby team member and past winner of the School of Human Kinetics Undergraduate Award for Academic Achievement. Student leader, involved in their community, fighting for diversity and inclusion.

Ashley Broom

Faculty of Social Sciences
Joint Honours Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology and in Feminist and Gender Studies

Former international mentor and author of two award-winning novels (2019 Watty Award).

Mélissa Délalie Houinsou

Faculty of Health Sciences 
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences 

Cardiovascular Research Trainee of the Year for the Ottawa region, Vanier Scholar, and winner of the Dr. Frans Leenen Publication Excellence Award.

Richard Jung

Faculty of Medicine

Lecturer and activist committed to equity, social justice, and feminism, very involved in student leadership and in supporting international students. 

Magalie Lefebvre

Faculty of Social Sciences 
Master of Arts in Sociology, Feminist and Gender Studies 

President of the AEEDCO (the Outaouais civil law student association) and founder of the Anastasia Radiotis scholarship for civil law students from single parent homes.

George Monastiriakos

Faculty of Law
Licentiate in Law 2021 - Class President
Juris Doctor 2022

Non-binary activist and recipient of the theatre prize for acting. 

Anne Hamels

Faculty of Arts
Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, first cohort of the acting conservatory program 

Freestyle swimming record holder, Dean’s Honour List, and proud member of the Moose Cree First Nation.

Mayhève Clara Rondeau

Faculty of Health Sciences
Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, Minor in Indigenous Studies

Proud Franco-Ontarian, student leader, winner of the President’s Scholarship and the Alex Trebek Leadership Award.

Charles Doray

Telfer School of Management
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option) 

University of Ottawa 2021-2022 Silver Medal in Social Sciences, 2021 Tadeusz Grygier Founder’s Prize.

Lianna Rees

Faculty of Social Sciences
Honours Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology

Faculty of Arts Student Award of Excellence, passionate about archives and preserving our historic heritage, involved in a group dedicated to the archival history of communities on both sides of the Ottawa River, nature lover.

Alexi Thibault Jutras

Faculty of Arts
Honours Bachelor of Arts in History

Women’s softball team member, Ontario All-Star, 2019 team MVP and Competitive Club Female Athlete of the Year, very involved in academic research.

Kaitlyn Ann Flear

Faculty of Science
Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology

First generation immigrant, mentor to international students, involved in academic research.

Ezequiel José Indriago Perez

Faculty of Social Sciences 
Honours Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology with Minor in Psychology 

Former nurse, winner of multiple national awards, published in peer-reviewed publication.

Annie Théberge Charbonneau

Faculty of Social Sciences
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Gee-Gees hockey team captain, Ontario All-Star, and founding member of the Black Student-Athlete Advocacy Council.

Yvan Mongo

Telfer School of Management 
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management Option) 

2022 uOttawa Governor General’s Gold Medal for outstanding PhD thesis in science and engineering, Geological Association of Canada Tectonics Group 2022 Jack Henderson Award for best PhD thesis.

Renelle Dubosq

Faculty of Science
Doctorate of Philosophy in Earth Sciences

A new arrival involved in the Francophonie and his community, as well as class valedictorian.

Alexandre Kiss

Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Education

Co-founder of the Black Student Athlete Advocacy Council, member of the women’s basketball team and a 2021 U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.

Brigitte lefebvre

Faculty of Social Sciences
Honours BSc in Psychology

First Gee-Gee’s alpine skier in team history and top GPA in biomedical engineering.

Daphne Stone

Faculty of Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering