Principal's Involvement Award 2012


Principal's Involvement Award 2012 Recipients

Jessica Lam & Sharon Ling - Principal's Involvement Award 2012 Recipients

Jessica Lam (left)

Jessica served as the President of the UTM Forensics Society (IVNVI) for 3 years (2009-2012) and transformed the student club into a recognized Academic Society, despite many political obstacles. By refining the goals of the society and revamping its affiliations and events, IVNVI offered many educational conferences and experience opportunities while also providing a tight-knit, supportive community for undergraduates. Jessica represented IVNVI at the downtown Toronto's Chemistry Nuit Blanche, coordinated guest speakers and events involving UTM alumni, ECSpeRT, and the Toronto Police Service, and was also involved in facilitating and supervising multiple on-campus CSI House tours. Under Jessica's presidency, IVNVI won 3 awards presented by the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union (UTMSU) and Academic Societies Affairs Committee (ASAC) for excellent student/faculty involvement and campus outreach.

Sharon Ling (right)

Sharon is a passionate student who has contributed to various humanitarian causes throughout her undergraduate career. She has been involved with the UTM Red Cross, International Humanitarian Aid Project (iHAP), and is the founder of the Pre-Medical Club. In addition, she served as a Facilitated Study Group Leader for first-year courses. Through her involvement, she has participated in several awareness campaigns and fundraisers, such as "Give a Day campaign" which fights against HIV/AIDS, the "Malaria Project" which raises funds for novel treatments of severe malaria, and "Even Wars Have Limits" which works toward ending the practice of using children as soldiers. Sharon spent two summers as a field volunteer with iHAP in Central America aiding local doctors, which prompted her to launch sponsorship and funding proposals for students who wished to but could not afford volunteer trips with iHAP. As the founder and President of the Pre-Medical Club, Sharon worked with UofT medical students to introduce a series of lectures on global health dilemmas to UTM students.