Valedictorian Biographies

Kawther Ramadan, Journalism

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Kawther is a passionate advocate for journalism and women’s rights and currently enrolled in a master of arts program at Carleton University where she is a teaching assistant in Women and Gender Studies.

She is an active participant in community projects among immigrants and marginalized groups and leads a project to prevent gender-based violence among the Arab community in Halton. At Sheridan, she was an integral part of the class that produced an award-winning collaborative online learning project and a joint Journalism and ESL project.

Ruba Kallab, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ruba exemplified a remarkable ability to plan and execute lessons in an engaging and creative way during her two semesters at Sheridan, showing genuine interest in her students. She demonstrated leadership to her classmates and remained positive and motivated even in the face of challenges.

In addition to her school accomplishments, Ruba has a busy family life. Her love of learning shines through in all she does.

Gabriella Li, Educational Support

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies

Gabriella has been an incredibly engaged student throughout her studies and excelled academically. She contributed thoughtfully to her class discussions and activities, making meaningful connections between her experiences on placement and course learning.

Gabriella is compassionate and attentive to the learning needs of others and served as the program peer tutor, creating a sense of community as she supported students who were struggling academically. She is passionate about promoting inclusion for those among the disabled community.

Shaunna Bousfield, Business Operations and Systems: Business Analysis

Continuing and Professional Studies

Shaunna has been a full-time civilian member of the Peel Regional Police Service for more than 11 years. With her experience and inherent problem-solving skills, she has become the go-to person for improving processes in several areas of the service. This fuelled her desire to become a Business Analyst and future Project Manager.

Although working a full-time job and managing a busy personal life, Shaunna was fully dedicated to her program. Her studies have motivated her to continue pursuing education and working hard towards her goals.

Jerin Joy, Chemical Engineering Technology

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Jerin’s positivity and uplifting outlook made an immediate impact on fellow students, faculty and staff at Sheridan. He is an exceptional student, always excited to learn new ideas and concepts. Jerin was often surrounded by students, explaining concepts, answering questions about life at Sheridan, or simply chatting.

Jerin completed two work terms as a technician in the chemical labs, where he was always available to support professors and technologists. He won many awards while at Sheridan, demonstrating his passion, enthusiasm and phenomenal work ethic.

Bishara Alwardy, Human Resources Management

Pilon School of Business

Bishara moved to Canada in 2018 with her husband and three children. A previous computer science graduate, she wanted to expand her skills and knowledge and chose the post-graduate program at Sheridan.

In her first experience as a full-time student attending campus on-site, she enjoyed connecting with her colleagues, working collaboratively on assignments and preparing for exams. As a mature student, she found ways to effectively collaborate despite generational differences amongst her and her peers. Bishara enjoys spending time learning, socializing and playing with her children.

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