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VUSAC BIPOC Leadership Award

Nominations are now closed. Please, check back in January 2025.

Established in 2021 by students, parents, alumni, and friends of Victoria College. Matching funds were provided by Brian Johnston of the Victoria College Class of 1981 and Victoria University.  This is an initiative of Victoria College’s student government, the Victoria University Students Administrative Council (VUSAC).

The VUSAC BIPOC Leadership Award will be conferred upon a Victoria College student identifying as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour (BIPOC) who demonstrates involvement and service to others through positive and significant contributions to student life, the community at large, or both. One or two awards may be conferred to students in any year of study in each academic year until funds are depleted.

Students may self-nominate or be nominated by staff or students from Victoria College.

Award value: up to two awards of $1,000 each.


Congratulations to the 2024 Recipients

 Joel Ndongmi and Lamar Elfaki

2024 Recipients: Joel Ndongmi, Lamar Elfaki

2023 Recipients: Fabiola Astrid Cruz Li, Jae Kim 

2022 Recipients: Hannah Saleh Ali Ahamedi, Abena Gyebuaa Somiah

Photo of Fabiola Cruz Li  

"As a refugee student, receiving the VUSAC BIPOC Leadership Award increases the visibility of asylum seekers and refugees in leadership positions while highlighting their contributions to the migrant community."

- Fabiola Cruz Li, 2023 recipient

Larry Davies Award for Public and Community Service

The annual application deadlines are December 1 and March 1. 

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To encourage Victoria College students to involve themselves in public and community service in Canada. This award will support students whose participation demonstrates practical and direct benefits to individuals and/or communities in Canada. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need. 

Past recipients have been involved in organizing a virtual homework help program for Afghan women; bringing music and lessons to children in hospitals; assisting Somalian refugees to host cultural events and connect families with community services, and supporting academic co-curricular outreach programs. Funds may be used, for example, to assist with travel costs to remote communities, to offset expenses or living costs necessary to allow time for community service work.


Crescam Serviendo

Nomination Form Now Open

Deadline for nominations: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

The Latin phrase crescam serviendo translates roughly as “I will grow through service.”

The Crescam Serviendo Awards recognize students who have made an exceptional effort to provide service to Victoria College and to fellow students. Successful nominees will have demonstrated involvement in the Victoria College community and service to others through positive and significant contributions to student life and the larger community,

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