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them both.' And that has stuck with me" this campus who have selflessly devoted 

themselves to many worthy causes and 
pursued academic excellence and 
excellence in many areas of life, so to be 


When asked what super villain he would 
like to be. this year's Students' Union 
Award for Excellence winner chose Dr. 
Guo Octavius, or Dock Ock, one of 
Spiderman's most dangerous opponents 
Matthew Dyck, graduating with an 
Engineering Physics and Namiengineer- 
ing Option degree, called Dock Ock an 
"engineer's dream", especially because 
he is thinking of working in medical 
robotics. 

The Students’ Union Award for 
Excellence is the Students' Union's most 
prestigious award. It is only awarded to 
students in their graduating year who 
have a minimum grade point average of 
3. S. show involvement in extracurricular 
activities as well as a demonstrated skill 
in working with others. 

Mattliew. with a 40 GPA. and an 
extensive extracurricular repertoire, 
stood out amongst the other applicants 
"In pursuing academic excellence, my 
piece of advice would be: Everythuig 
matters," Matthew said. 

He discouraged students from working 
hard on some assignments and allowing 
themselves to relax on others, and he 
stressed the Importance of understand¬ 
ing all of the material thoroughly rather 
titan guessing what may or may not be 
on a test. 

"I work really hard. I'm putting in a lot 


So I 111 ink my 
secret is it lot of 
elbow grease." 


“You have to keep your priorities in 
check. When you're making and 
Investing that effort in some task, make 
sure you keep it in balance with other 
things... [and] devoting your time to 
things that really matter." 

Guiding his priorities are a number of 
people in Matthews life as well as his 
faith. Most notably, a had laced a great 
challenge around the age of thirteen: his 
mother's fight with cancer 
“Having come through some of those 
adversities and growing stronger 


selected for this is a great honor." 

In the future. Mauliew wants to do a 
Master's degree, and he hopes to work in 
Alberti in the long term. 


"[Winning the Students' Union Award 
for Excellence] is a tremendous 
honour .I'm humbled because 1 know 


CONGRATULATIONS 

TO ALL OUR AWARD WINNERS 


ALBERTA TREASURY BRANCHES 
VOLUNTZEHISM AWARE 

■ AlyBhatia 

■ Darren Liviniuk 


STUDENT GROUP 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD 

■ Pakistani Students' 
Association 

■ Iranian Students' Association 
University of Alberta 

STUDENT GROUP 
BEST EVENT AWARD 
n Indian Students’ Association 
’DiwbK' 

STUDENT GROUP ACADEMIC 
SERVICES EXCELLENCE AWARD 
» Interdepartmental Science 
Students’ Society 


THE HONOURABLE DR. LOIS E. HOLE 
STUDENT SPIRIT AWARD 

■ Leona Semenoff 

GOLD KEY AWARD RECIPIENTS 
• Chelsea Bedrejo 

■ Emerson Csorba 

■ Steven Dollansky 

■ Angelo Han 

■ Darren Uviniuk 
a Chris Skappak 

■ Kayla Stan 

B Craig Turner 

■ Jonathan (Jung-Lynn) Yang 
COCA COLA STUDENT 
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS 
B Mandy Marie Archibald 

B Debraj Das 
B Rowan El*Bialy 

■ Cian Hnckett 
a ChongyaNiu 

» Mohamed Hassan Sharshar 
a Rannie Too 
B Dalton Terhorst 
B l.ogan Wiwchar 
a Kevin Zuo 

STUDENTS* UNION 
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE 
B Matthew Dyck 


HOOFER-MUNSOE 
ACADEMIC AWARD 

a Matthew Li 

B Alexandra Knebel 


BILL SMITH STUDENT 
MENTORSHIP AWARD 
B Kaiiey Buller 
B Angela Han 
CIBC COMMUNITY 
INVESTMENT AWARD 

■ Lu Qiao 

CRISTAL MAR MEMORIAL AWARD 
B Saadiq Sumar 
B Mallory Nault 
DEAN MOR7ENSEN AWARD 
B Sarah Howe 
B Annika Palm 
DR. RANDY GREGG 
ATHLETICS AWARD 

■ Caitlin Buckell 
B Fiona McCallum 
EDO JAPAN GLOBAL 
CITIZEN SHI? AWARD 

B Namrita Amamani 
B ChiaShenSow 
B Natasha Kedis 
a Keita Hill 

B Michael Schlegelmilch 
EUGENE L BRODY AWARD 
B Sarah Beck 
a Peter Iglinsld 
GATEWAY STUDENT JOURNALISM 
SOCIETY AWARD FOR 
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT 
IN THE FIELD OT EXCELLENCE 
B Steven Andersen 
B Aaron Yeo 


JAVA JIVE MERCHANTS STUDENT 
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
B Ryan Bede 
B Laura Brookbanks 
B Vanessa Johnson 


LORNE CALHOUN 

MEMORIAL AWARD 
B Elauna Boutwell 
B Stephen Lee 
ROYAL SANK FINANCIAL GROUP 
INVOLVEMENT AWARD 
B Alexei Khair Mckhammad 


IN SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP 
AWARD 

B ArvinAbedi 
B Stefanie Drozda 
B Brett Hotchkiss 


ROYAL BANK STUDENT 
FACULTY ASSOCIATION 
INVOLVEMENT AWARD 
B Harry Chandler 


SUBWAY COMMUNITY 

SERVICE AWARD 
a Malika Ladha 


THE MAI MI Z 5. SIMPSON 
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
B Lu Qiao 

THE REGINALD CHARLES LISTER 
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

B Matthew Li 
a Adam Humble 
B Cian Hackett 


TACO TIME OUTSTANDING 
INITIATIVE AWARD 
B Lance Chung 
B Lillian Du 

B Jonathan (Jung-Lynn) Yang 
TEVIE MILLER 
INVOLVEMENT AWARD 
B Alexis Young 
B Dustin Chekn 
TOM LANCASTER MEMORIAL AWARD 
a Steven Dollansky 
B Robert Lees-Miller 
STUDENT GROUP OF THE YEAR 
B Make Poverty History 


THE ALUMNI 75TH 
ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP 

i Kevin Zuo 


THE ALUMNI ADVANTAGE AWARD 
B Bethany Ostrowerka 
a Eric C. Y. Leung 

THE TD INSURANCE MELOCHE 
MONNEX LEADERSHIP AWARD 
a LeeRehak 


STU DENTS 

UNION 


HILDA WILSON MEMORIAL 
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD 

a Let Liu 
B Pearl Tan