Iftekhar Basith, Maryan Amalow, Clayton Smith, Steve Jancev and Ed KingIftekhar Basith (centre) accepts congratulations from Maryan Amalow, Clayton Smith, Steve Jancev and Ed King on his Student Solidarity Award at the 2016 OPUS banquet.

Part-time students to honour faculty, staff and students at awards banquet

The Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS) will host its 25th annual awards banquet on Friday, March 24, in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

The event recognizes University of Windsor faculty, staff, alumni and part-time undergraduate students for exceptional contributions to campus life. The organization is distributing invitations; the RSVP date is Friday, March 10.

This year’s awards include:

  • OPUS Friend of Students Award: Alan Wright, vice-provost, teaching and learning;
  • OPUS Faculty Award: Ziad Kobti, computer science; Renu Sharma-Persaud, sociology, anthropology and criminology;
  • OPUS Staff Awards: Carolin Lekic, history and philosophy; Sandra Ondracka, Lancer Recreation;
  • OPUS Staff/Faculty Leadership Award: Katherine Simon, Alumni Affairs;
  • Alumni Association First Year Part-time Undergraduate Student Award: Atif Khan;
    Wayne Girard Leadership Memorial Award: Amanda Christina Moyer;
  • Dr. Kathleen McCrone Award: Peter Marval;
  • Student with Disability Achievement Award: Bridget Taylor;
  • OPUS Lifetime Achievement Award: Bernarda Doctor, OPUS vice president;
  • VEK Ternoey Academic Second Chance Award: Brian Marchand.

In addition, 13 part-time undergraduate students received bursaries valued at $500 each, based on financial need. Find additional details on the event website.