Nationally, this award is given annually to graduating students in Kinesiology and Physical Education programs at member universities to recognize leadership, academic success, and commitment to the professions.

The Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA) is pleased to recognize outstanding student leaders in our programs.

The winner of the CCUPEKA Student Leadership Award is:

  •  a graduating student in good standing in a CCUPEKA member institution and studying kinesiology or physical education;
  •  has excelled academically;
  •  has made significant contributions to the profession in leadership roles during her/ his undergraduate studies;
  •  has been selected and approved as per the institution’s CCUPEKA approved selection procedures for the award.

Congratulations to the past winners of the CCUPEKA Leadership Award:

Acadia University

2015 – Nick Bray

2016 – Myles O’Brien

2017 – Emily Meehan

2018 – Nolan Turnbull

2019 – Rachelle Aucoin

2020 – Karly Stefko

2021 –  Joshua Nowlan

Memorial University of Newfoundland

2017 – Rebecca Greene

2018 – (receiving winner in November 2018)

University of Winnipeg

2016 – Christina Vasquez

2017 – Alexis Wolbaum

2018 – Emily Harrison

2019 – Mia Prenovault

Nipissing University

2017 –  Laura McKenzie

2018 –  Rachel Van Woezik

2019 –  Emilia Langill

2020 – Spencer Anderson

2021 – Kiara Jefferies

University of Prince Edward Island

2017 – Kayla Arsenault

2018 – MacKenzie Deighan

2019 – Julie Campbell

2020 – Donald Mowat

2021 – Donovan Wyand

University of Ottawa

2019 – Zoe Daviault

Laurentian University

2015 – Jacqueline Bray

2016 – Jillian Mayhew

2017 – Marc Fortin

2018 – Maxine Gauthier and Mikella Gauthier

2019 – Andrea Zapcic and Stacia Bates

2020 –

2021 – Sara Gauthier and Carlos Circelli

Queen's University

2016 – Brittany McEachern

2017 – Matthew Nelms

2018 – Connor Goudey

2019 – Arman Grewal

2020

2021 — Sarah Cameron

Ontario Tech University

2016 – Devon Jarrett

2017 – Natalie Chant

2018 – Rufeyda Cosgun

2019 – Sarah Rae

Lakehead University

2018 – Jasmine Ferdousi

2019 –

2020 –

2021 – Matthew Pawlicki

St. Francis Xavier University

2019 – Brent Ashfield

2020 –

2021 – Rachel Tooth

University of British Columbia - Okanagan

2021 – Nicholas Reitsma