Laura Krajewski Student Mentorship Award

This award recognizes a student from the UTM community who has demonstrated leadership as a mentor by encouraging and motivating fellow students in personal, academic and professional growth.

Laura, who passed away on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, was an outstanding student leader who mentored peers in numerous roles at UTM.  She was committed to the student experience which was demonstrated through her work and volunteer experiences, but also through the values she possessed to inspire and be a mentor for others. This award honours her legacy and service to the UTM community.   

Staff, faculty or a student who participated in the mentoring relationship can make nominations.  One award will be given annually.

Award Eligibility

To be eligible for the award, the nominated student must:

  • Demonstrate a mentorship relationship with a fellow UTM student(s), preferably in a paid or unpaid formal mentorship program (ex. LAUNCH, PASS, SASI, etc.)
  • Demonstrate values of mentorship such as:
    • a willingness to share experiences, a commitment to ongoing learning and development, and providing motivation for others through positive examples
  • Be in second year (over 5.0 credits) and above
  • Be in good academic standing

2020 Laura Krajewski Student Mentorship Recipients 

Photo of Minal Ghayur

Minal Ghayur

Bachelors of Commerce- Commerce & Finance Specialist and Economics Major

Minal has an extensive list of UTM volunteer contributions to her credit. She has taken part in a variety of UTM programs, clubs and societies, including leadership and mentorship positions with the Centre for Student Engagement, IMI Business Association, and the Department of Management. “Transitions, whether it’s your university career just starting, or any new situation, it can be difficult and discouraging, but it’s important to stay positive and push through,” she says. “When you find the resources that you need to reach your goals or get inspired by someone, you learn as you go and you continue to grow.”