Premier’s Awards

Celebrating Outstanding NC Graduates through the Premier’s Awards

The Premier’s Awards for Ontario College Graduates celebrate the outstanding contributions that college alumni make to Ontario and throughout the world.

Nominations are submitted from each of Ontario’s 24 colleges in six categories: Business, Creative Arts and Design, Community Services, Health Sciences, Technology and Recent Graduate (within five years).

All nominees are honoured and category winners announced at an annual gala event in Toronto, which is part of the Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit. This event typically happens in November.

Past and current winners can be viewed on the Premier’s Awards website, maintained by Colleges Ontario. Visit for a list of winners.

2016 Nominees

Niagara College nominated the following outstanding alumni for these prestigious awards:

Joseph Mitchell
Business Administration-Operations Management 1982
Business Category

Lori Gill
Child & Youth Worker 2002
Community Services Category

Chris Claringbold
Electrical Engineering Technician 1981
Technology Category

Shane Eickmann
Advanced Care Paramedic 2011
Recent Graduate Category

Murray Brewster
Broadcasting, Radio, TV & Film 1985
Creative Arts and Design Category