UWinnipeg Golden Key Chapter wins award

left Prof. Cathrine Froese Klassen, Patricia Joven, Francine Laurin, Bilane Osman, Ruth Dickinson, Leslie (Zuqi) Zhou, Ugonna Chigbo, Hugh Campbell.

From left: Prof. Cathrine Froese Klassen, Patricia Joven, Francine Laurin, Bilane Osman, Ruth Dickinson, Leslie (Zuqi) Zhou, Ugonna Chigbo, Hugh Campbell, photo supplied

For the second consecutive year, The University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter (UW-GK) has been awarded the highest recognition by the International Golden Key Honour Society — the Key Chapter Award.

This recognition was publicized at the Golden Key International Summit this past July in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is awarded annually to chapters that exceed the expectations rooted in the Golden Key pillars of academics, leadership, and service. 

Each fall, the UW-GK Chapter welcomes new academic achievers who meet the academic eligibility standard of performing in the top 15 per cent of the university student body.

This past year, many of these members demonstrated outstanding devotion to the Chapter’s community service initiatives. They volunteered at 17 separate Canadian Blood Service and six Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg events and fulfilled numerous commitments at The Newcomers Employment and Education Services Centre and Siloam Mission.

In regards to academics, the UW-GK partnered with The Princeton Review to offer campus-wide MCAT and LSAT seminars. To promote leadership development, workshops on Roberts’ Rules of Order, resumé writing, and business etiquette were offered.

The current UW-GK tutoring services, performed in conjunction with the UWinnipeg Faculty of Business and Economics, saw an increase in tutor-and-tutee sessions over the previous year. The Chapter continues its efforts to raise funds for its three scholarships: Chapter, In-Course, and Convocation.

Each year, the Chapter recognizes individuals from the UWinnipeg community who exemplify a passion for learning and community service. At its New Member Recognition Event last November, two honorary members were inducted into the Golden Key Society, namely, UWinnipeg Chancellor, Robert Silver, and then Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Affairs, Kevin Lamoureux.

For a comprehensive list of these and the 2017-18 events and projects calendar, visit uwinnipeg.goldenkey.org, facebook.com/uwinnipeggk, and goldenkey.org.

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