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
  • 2022 – Caitlyn Gerry & Nikki Matthews
  • 2023 –  Noah Chigier
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
  • 2020 – Shayla McMillan
  • 2021 – Jasmine Dela Cruz
  • 2022 – Kiley Gmiterek
  • 2023 –
Nipissing University
  • 2017 –  Laura McKenzie
  • 2018 –  Rachel Van Woezik
  • 2019 –  Emilia Langill
  • 2020 – Spencer Anderson
  • 2021 – Kiara Jefferies
  • 2022 –  Nicholas Hoey
  • 2023 –  Jaden Gilbert
University of Prince Edward Island
  • 2017 – Kayla Arsenault
  • 2018 – MacKenzie Deighan
  • 2019 – Julie Campbell
  • 2020 – Donald Mowat
  • 2021 – Donovan Wyand
  • 2022 – Not updated yet.
  • 2023 –
University of Ottawa
  • 2019 – Zoe Daviault
  • 2020 –
  • 2021 –
  • 2022 –
  • 2023 –
University of Windsor
  • 2023 – Lina Mekawi
Laurentian University
  • 2015 – Jacqueline Bray
  • 2016 – Jillian Mayhew
  • 2017 – Marc Fortin
  • 2018 – Maxine Gauthier and Mikella Gauthier
  • 2019 – Sara Machum
  • 2020 – Anne Boulanger
  • 2021 – Sara Gauthier and Carlos Circelli
  • 2022 –  Joel Pitre
  • 2023 – Olivier Briand  and Mani Cuza
Queen's University
  • 2016 – Brittany McEachern
  • 2017 – Matthew Nelms
  • 2018 – Connor Goudey
  • 2019 – Arman Grewal
  • 2020 – Leah Holmes
  • 2021 — Sarah Cameron
  • 2022 – Willow Leahy
  • 2023 –
Ontario Tech University
  • 2016 – Devon Jarrett
  • 2017 – Natalie Chant
  • 2018 – Rufeyda Cosgun
  • 2019 – Sarah Rae
  • 2020 – not awarded
  • 2021 – Brianna Sergeant & Emma Kendall
  • 2022 – Kennedy Latour
  • 2023 – Jessica Issa
Lakehead University
  • 2018 – Jasmine Ferdousi
  • 2019 – Stacia Bates & Andrea Zapcic
  • 2020 –Michael Coccimiglio & Laura Deschamps
  • 2021 – Matthew Pawlicki
  • 2022 – Abigayle Fontaine
  • 2023 – Madeline Fabiano
St. Francis Xavier University
  • 2019 – Brent Ashfield
  • 2020 – Emma Boudreau
  • 2021 – Rachel Tooth
  • 2022 – Ben Boudreau
  • 2023 –  Roddie Sandilands
University of British Columbia - Okanagan
  • 2021 – Nicholas Reitsma
  • 2022 –
  • 2023 –  Justin Singh
Mount Royal University
  • 2023 –  Ally McSymytz & Hana Viktorin
Trent University
  • 2023 –  Roohina Ismail