Fanshawe wins Skills Canada Gold Medal
June 2, 2015

Architectural Technology student wins national gold medal.

The results are in. Once again, a Fanshawe College student has reached the top of the podium at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC).

Shawn Roy, a third-year Architectural Technology student, was awarded the gold medal at the 21st annual SCNC, which took place from May 27 to 29, 2015, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Shawn's win this year brings Fanshawe's cumulative total to four national medals - two gold, one silver and one bronze - in each of the four years the College has attended. Fanshawe's Architectural Technology program also boasts four gold and two silver medals at the provincial level, including a gold in this year's Ontario Trades Skills Competition, taking the program's total to 10 medals in the past five years.

Shawn Roy wins gold medal at Skills Canada
Gold medal winner Shawn Roy (centre) holds the Ontario flag on the podium during the closing ceremonies of the Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon.

Fanshawe didn't leave Saskatoon with just one SCNC medal. Brodie Gibson, a level-two Automotive Repair apprentice, won silver in the Car Painting competition. This was the School of Transportation Technology's first appearance in the national competition.

"Our competitors represented the College exceptionally well, and we would like to congratulate our students and their professor coaches," said Vertha Coligan, dean of the Faculty of Technology. "We are proud of their excellent work to help build awareness of the importance of skills in education and career building, in our economy and in our community."

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