Alumni Awards

Fanshawe graduates have been known to be trailblazers in virtually every industry. These influential leaders inspire us all—particularly current Fanshawe students who will soon be joining our alumni family.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year, we honour seven of our best and brightest at our Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Recent Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form

Do you know a Fanshawe graduate who is deserving of recognition for achieving a high level of career success and/or is making a significant impact in the community?

Premier’s Awards

Launched in 1992 by Colleges Ontario, The Premier’s Awards honour the influential social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and across the world. Each year, the Awards recognize Ontario graduates in the following seven categories:  Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate and Technology. Several Fanshawe graduates have been the honoured recipients of this highly esteemed award.

View the Fanshawe Premier’s Award recipients here

Alumni Stories

Each of our alumni has a story worth sharing.

That’s why we’ve created our Alumni Stories platform: a chance for you to share your alumni story or nominate other fellow alumni to share theirs.

It doesn’t matter whether you graduated 50 years ago or last spring, we want to hear how your days at Fanshawe impacted your life, and what you’ve been up to since graduation.

Visit our Alumni Stories site to share your story, nominate others to share their stories and view other alumni stories.

View Alumni Stories

Grad Green Gift

To commemorate our graduating classes, Fanshawe Alumni has partnered with Kettle Creek Conservation Authority to plant 2000+ trees annually to preserve Canada’s greenspace. It’s a gift to our grads that will keep on giving to help fight climate change.

From the bottom of our Falcon hearts, congratulations to all our graduates!

Fanshawe Annual Magazine

The Fanshawe Annual Magazine shares innovative and inspiring stories about Fanshawe students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Turning Point Web Series with Priya Sam & Guest Alumni

We are thrilled to partner with alumna Priya Sam (Broadcast Journalism ’06) on her innovative podcast and YouTube show – Turning Point.

In each episode, Priya interviews a guest about a major turning point in their life. The turning points are as diverse as the guests; some stem from big decisions or taking a leap of faith, while others are rooted in tragedy or unexpected obstacles. All are inspiring.

About Priya Sam

Before starting Turning Point, Priya was the news anchor on CTV's national morning show, Your Morning, alongside Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake. Before that, she was the news anchor for CTV Morning Live Atlantic broadcast out of Halifax.

Mamta Chail

Mamta Chail is a results-driven mental health advocate and the President/CEO of Youthdale Treatment Centres. Mamta’s biggest turning point happened after she gave birth to her daughter. She experienced severe postpartum anxiety and she details the impact of this experience including the cultural stigma she faced. We wrap up by hearing about Mamta’s mental health work and what she’s seeing firsthand when it comes to youth and their mental health needs today.

Emm Gryner

Emm Gryner is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and best-selling author. Emm sang and played keyboard in David Bowie’s band, and appears on numerous recordings with him. In this episode, we take a trip through Emm's biggest turning points including: getting her first record deal and being dropped by her label, touring with David Bowie, becoming a mother, getting divorced and finding new love and inspiration for her new album. Emm is down to earth and relatable and she shares valuable insight about what she's learned from each of her pivotal moments. Emm and I are both Fanshawe Alumni and we are so thrilled to have Fanshawe as a sponsor for this episode!

Leroy Hibbert

Leroy Hibbert is a speaker, workshop facilitator and community educator. He delivers messages of anti-racism, anti-bullying, and cross-cultural conflict and understanding to community and civic organizations, police services, schools and businesses. Through his work, he hopes to help people understand how to identify racism, interrupt it, and take action to create a more inclusive community. In this interview you'll learn about Leroy's work and also about his personal experiences with racism and why he's passionate about the work he does. Leroy and I are both Fanshawe Alumni and we are so thrilled to have Fanshawe as one of our sponsors for this season of Turning Point.

Bridget George

Bridget George is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Their debut book is a dual Language, English and Ojibwe children’s book, called “It’s a Mitig.” Bridget opens up about taking an unconventional path. As a teen, Bridget was experiencing mental health issues and was expelled from high school but was determined to get an education. They went back and got their GED and then went on to study Graphic Design at Fanshawe College.

Dionne Sinclair

Dionne Sinclair is VP Clinical Operations and the Chief Nurse at CAMH, Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital. Her biggest turning point happened when she was laid off from her job as a nurse. At the time, she had two young kids and decided to move back in with her parents so she could go to university. She already had a diploma from Fanshawe College and getting her degree would open doors for her in healthcare leadership.

Erika Casupanan

Fanshawe alumna Erika Casupanan is the first Canadian and the first person of Filipino descent EVER to win Survivor. She's also the first woman to win in several seasons and in this episode, you'll get all the details about her strategy and what was going on behind the scenes during the show.

Cheryl Hickey

You likely recognize alumna Cheryl Hickey (Broadcast Journalism ’96) from ET Canada. She has been hosting the show since it launched in 2005 and in this first episode of Turning Point season two, you'll find out how late nights spent learning to do camera work and editing eventually led to Cheryl getting her big break.

Contact The Alumni Association

We always love hearing from our alumni, and there are many ways you can reach us. Feel free to email, mail or connect with us on social:

Fanshawe Alumni Association

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, P.O. Box 7005, Room OXB142

London, ON, N5Y 5R6

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