Leadership Awards

Meet the winners of the 2017 Leadership Awards and hear their stories.

(L-R) ORION CEO Alfanso Licata, Randy McIntosh, Anita Simpson, Stéphane Lévesque

Each year, ORION’s network and cloud services help students, educators, researchers and innovators across Ontario achieve great things for both our community and the world. We honour this innovation and dedication annually with the ORION Leadership Awards.

What are the ORION Leadership Awards?

The ORION Leadership Awards celebrates outstanding achievement and innovation using the ORION network and cloud services. To read more about previous winners, please see our announcements for the 2016 winners2015 winners, 2014 winners, the 2013 winners and the 2012 winners.

Who is eligible?

  • Innovators who are part of a connected institution on ORION’s high-speed research and education network
  • Individuals who have demonstrated leadership with outcomes that serve to advance Ontario’s research, education and/or innovation landscape
  • Individuals who have made a positive impact on their classroom, institution, community, and/or project through an innovative solution

Categories for ORION Leadership Awards:

  • Kindergarten – Grade 12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Innovation in health, research, technology and other sectors in Ontario

How do I nominate someone or myself?

Complete an online form.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Describe how the nominee has demonstrated leadership with outcomes that serve to advance the Ontario research, education and/or innovation landscape by leveraging the ORION network or cloud services
  • Summarize the impact of this initiative by including the results, findings, benefits, and/or advancement to research, education or innovation
  • Explain why you think this nominee is a leader within their category

Submissions will be judged on the following:

  • How well the initiative advanced Ontario research, education and/or innovation landscape under the nominee’s leadership
  • How well the initiative leveraged ORION’s network and/or cloud services in an innovative way
  • How much of an impact the initiative made

The deadline for the 2017 Leadership Awards is April 7, 2017, and winners will be announced at the THINK Conference. We look forward to reading your submissions and learning how our network and cloud services are being used to make a difference!