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Awards

Information about awards open to all Laurier students can be found on Laurier's scholarships and bursaries section. 

The Joan Heimbecker Award

This award is presented annually to the graduating Honours Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) student with the highest overall four-year academic average. This award is typically presented to the recipient at the post-convocation gathering on graduation day (spring). The recipient’s name is engraved on a plaque which is displayed in the KPE office reception area.

  • Laurier Bookstore gift certificate. Value: $100.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Award

This award is provided by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) to each Canadian university with a Kinesiology (or equivalent) undergraduate program and is awarded annually to the top student in exercise physiology-related courses. The award consists of a CSEP medallion and commemorative certificate. Both of these items are presented at the post-convocation gathering on graduation day (spring). The recipient’s name is engraved on plaque which is displayed on the KPE office reception area.

  • Laurier Bookstore gift certificate. Value: $100.

Academic Excellence Award

This award is presented to the first, second, and third year students with the highest academic achievement in Years 1, 2, and 3. The recipient’s names are engraved on the plaque which is displayed in the KPE office reception area. The award is presented at the Laurier Kin Kouncil Meet and Greet event in early fall.

  • Laurier Bookstore gift certificate. Value: $100.

The Sandy Young Award

This award is awarded to the student who best combines achievement and enthusiasm in Canadian sport history. The recipient’s name is engraved on the plaque displayed in the KPE hallway. The award is presented at the Laurier Kin Kouncil Meet and Greet event in early fall.

  • Laurier Bookstore gift certificate. Value: $100.

The Physical and Health Education Canada Award

This award is awarded to the recipient as selected by the KPE student awards committee from applications received in the Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE) web criteria. A PHE plaque and camp membership fees are provided to the recipient. The award is presented at the Laurier Kin Kouncil Meet and Greet event in early fall. The recipient’s name is engraved on the plaque displayed in the KPE hallway.

Student Funding Support

The Faculty of Science Students’ Association (FOSSA) provides students access to resources, including funding of up to $300 per person per academic year. Funding may be provided for research assistant scholarships, thesis posters, and speaker series. Contact FOSSA for more information.

As well, FOSSA provides support to nine clubs on campus, including our very own Kin Council.

Contact Us:

Connie Palenik, Senior Administrative Assistant

E: cpalenik@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4156
Office Location: BA501, Bricker Academic Building, Waterloo Campus

Stephen Wenn, Undergraduate Advisor

E: swenn@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4160
Office Location: BA517, Bricker Academic Building

Office Hours:

Mondays 2:30-4:00 pm and Thursdays 9:00-11:00 am

Mark Eys, Graduate Coordinator

E: meys@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4157
Office Location: BA526

Office Hours:

By appointment.