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My experience on being a student adjudicator for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards

Posted 6 years ago on · Permalink

by Michael Cassar

Reflecting on my APBOT experience, being a part of this dynamic and great adjudication panel has helped to shape and influence the type of business leader I aspire to be in the future. I would attribute that to having the opportunity from working with all of the fellow judges, namely Bonnie Fraser of Fraser Ford, and Kathy McKay, Executive Director of the APBOT. Their commitment in educating me on the adjudicating process was concise, clear, and handled with true professionalism. It is no surprise that each of their respective organizations contribute so much to our communities; as their passion for excellence and celebrating the successes of others helped to make for a well-designed and effective evaluating process.

Our panel had many tremendous nominees this year! I was an adjudicator for the sustainability, business person of the year, and not-for-profit categories. The judging process was very interesting and thought provoking as many of our nominees presented such strong and compelling applications! I am looking forward to attending our awards dinner to celebrate the success that has brought such a great year of business leadership, community development, and innovation.

It was my great honour and privilege to have been recommended and supported by my academic advisor Cyndi Hillis, Associate Dean of FBIT Dr. Jennifer Percival, and Manager of Government and Community Relations for UOIT Lindsay Coolidge to be the UOIT student adjudicator for this year’s event! I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to take part in such a wonderful event!