2015 Premier’s Awards nominees

Debbie Low
Sports Administration, 1985

After graduating from the Sports Administration program in 1985, Debbie Low established an influential career as a respected leader in high-performance sports across Canada, most recently in her current role as chief executive officer of the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. Low has also been recognized for her contributions to the athletic community, earning the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons King Clancy Award in 2010 and the Governor General of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Russ Montague
Advertising, 2004

Since graduating from the Advertising program in 2004, Russ Montague has become a very successful entrepreneur with two unique companies – ShirtPunch, a website, which specializes in geek-themed and meme T-shirts, and Nerd Block, a monthly subscription service that delivers niche-themed toys, collectables and T-shirts. ShirtPunch was awarded Best New E-Business and Consumer’s Choice by the 2012 Canada Post E-Commerce Innovation Awards.

Michele Roberts
Biomedical Engineering, 2006

Since graduating from the Biomedical Engineering Technology program in 2006, Michele Roberts has established herself as an exceptional leader in the health-care industry. She currently serves as a project manager with Philips Healthcare Canada, where she was recognized with the Vice-President Most Valuable Player Award in 2010 and the North American Sales and Service Silver Pinnacle Award in 2011, which represents the highest level of achievement within the company.