Congratulations to Corey Alexander who was selected as the College of Physical & Engineering Science nominee for the D.F. Forster Medal. Corey recently completed his MSc in Computer Science.
The University of Guelph awards the D.F. Forster Medal during the summer convocation to students who have graduated in the previous year and have shown a commitment to both academics and the community. As described by the University:
The Forster Medals are named for the late Donald Forster, a former president of the University of Guelph. The awards recognizes academic achievement, motivation, leadership and citizenship. These medals are awarded annually to one convocating Master’s student and one convocating PhD student.
Corey achieved high academic standing during the course of his Master’s program, while at the same time contributing to the School of Computer Science, the Unversity of Guelph, the City of Guelph, and beyond. Within the School, Corey has shown leadership as a founding member of the Guelph Coding Community, and volunteering his time during recruitment events including the Spring Academic Open House, Science & Engineering Sunday, Graduate Research Days, Fall Preview Days, and the Ontario Universities Fair. In addition to this, Corey has spent a significant amount of time working to shine a light on the issue of food insecurity on and off campus as a project manager for the Farm To Fork program, and the Meal Exchange Trick Or Eat project. He has served as a spokesperson for the Farm To Fork program during the UofG’s Hunger Awareness Week, at the Farmer’s Kitchen Table launch event, at the Taste Real Field Dinner, at the Source It Here event, and at Guelph Gives. He has also co-authored several academic papers and presented at numerous different academic conferences.
In 2015, Corey was nominated for the OAC Class of ’60 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and the Graduate Student Engagement Award, and he was also awarded the University of Guelph Student Life’s Be The Change Award, and the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 Award. This year he is also nominated for the AVPA’s Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence.
Why do I list all of this stuff? Because I am incredibly proud of Corey and all that he has accomplished. Corey has spent the last several years giving his time and efforts to affect change in our community, while also serving as a role model for his peers. He has spent a significant amount of time giving back to the School of Computer Science, the University of Guelph, and the City of Guelph, and I couldn’t be happier that the College of Physical & Engineering Science has selected him as their D.F. Forster Nominee.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students in the School of Computer Science, congratulations Corey. We are incredibly proud of you.