Premier’s Awards

Celebrating Outstanding NC Graduates through the Premier’s Awards

The 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.


2018 Nominees

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

Miriam Laundry
Business Administration – Human Resources, 1997
Business Category

Scot Filer
Law & Security Administration, 1977
Community Services Category

Mark Montefiore
Broadcasting, Radio, TV & Film 2003
Creative Arts and Design Category

Darl Crick
Computer Programming 1995
Technology Category

Shane Malcolm
Culinary Management, 2011
BA of Applied Business – Hospitality Operations, 2014
Recent Graduate Category

Blaine Lucas
Ambulance & Emergency Care, 1995
Health Category

Julia Falvo
Hairstyling, 2011
Apprenticeship Category