Feb. 6, 2024

University of Calgary in Qatar honours its stellar students at awards ceremony

Event celebrates UCQ's commitment to academic excellence, shaping future world-class nurses
Two people stand next to a woman holding a degree, they all smile at the camera
Dean's List honoree Amal Sheikh, centre, with her friends at the event.

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) campus buzzed with excitement as it hosted its awards ceremony on the evening of Jan. 23, 2024 at the outdoor setting of the campus. The spotlight was on the stellar achievements of seven outstanding students, accompanied by the recognition of 53 students who secured a spot on the Dean's List. 

The event commenced with a stirring address by the esteemed dean, Dr. Janet Rankin, who set the tone for an evening celebrating academic excellence. Joined by Mr. Hassan Kandar, the director of student services, and Faisa Farah, the lead of the award committee, they emphasized the significance of the students' accomplishments. 

As the proud recipients stepped onto the stage to receive their awards, joy and pride were witnessed amongst the faces of the instructors and awardees’ families who attended. The air was filled with applause, echoing the collective pride of UCQ. Behind the scenes, a dedicated team played a pivotal role in orchestrating the success of the event. Hanan Dorri, Angela Kabii, Norane Osman, and Alma Jauco worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was seamlessly executed, contributing to the event's overall success. 

The awards ceremony, a testament to the University of Calgary in Qatar's commitment to academic excellence, fostered community and inspiration. As the curtains closed on this remarkable evening, all guests were able to enjoy a delightful dinner with their loved ones as they continued to celebrate their achievements. The event highlighted how UCQ continues to be a beacon of educational excellence, shaping future world-class nurses who will enrich Qatar’s health-care force.