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 relatioship can make nominations.  One award will be given annually.

2019/2020 Winner - Minal Ghayur

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

How to apply

Staff, faculty or a student who participated in the mentoring relationship can make nominations.  

Nomination packages must be approved by the candidate and submitted no later than 12:00 PM on Friday February 21, 2020. Please submit nomination packages electronically to Meena Sivaneswaralingam, Leadership and Awards Coordinator–  Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Required Documents:

  • Letter of reference from primary nominator (no more than 350 words)
  • Candidate statement (no more than 500 words)
  • An up to date curriculum vitae or resume, which should be 2 pages or less
  • Completed nomination form

Download Nomination Package Here

Completed applications will be reviewed by a selection committee.