CUEFA : Students

Environmental Health Graduate Students Win Awards (November 2022)

Congratulations to CUE’s Environmental Health graduates who received awards at the 2022 Alberta Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Conference.

  • Hannah Smith: Hannah is the 2022 recipient of the Fortitude Award, which is granted to a member if CIPHI AB who in their eyes of the colleagues, has had to deal with a particularly challenging situation in the field during the preceding year. This individual has shown unwavering dedication, perseverance and professionalism during the difficult circumstances.
  • Chigozirim Ugah and Brad De la Cruz: Chigozirim and Brad are the recipients of the CIPHI Alberta President’s Award for Academic Achievement. The award is granted to the student(s) who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the Environmental Health Program at Concordia University of Edmonton.

CUE graduate in the news (September 2022)

Area schools welcome new teachers: Brooklyn Gipman recent graduate from Concordia University of Edmonton.
Brooklyn Gipman has accepted her first teaching position at DVSS following her recent graduation from Concordia University of Edmonton. She will be teaching a variety of junior high classes-Grade 7 Social Studies, Grade 8 Health, Grade 9 Language Arts, and Junior High Foods.

CUE student Kelton Libich wins award for small business, YegRecycled (May 2022)

Kelton Libich, founder/owner of YegRecycled and a soon-to-be CUE graduate from the Faculty of Arts, has won the Goodwill Thrifting Hall of Fame – Vintage Finds award. Kelton is one of 5 winners from over a hundred nominees across the province. The first-ever Goodwill Thrifting Hall of Fame was held on May 6th at The Creative Hive, Edmonton. Listen to Kelton’s radio interview with “Daybreak Alberta with Paul Karchut” to learn more about why Kelton does what he does! Sneak peek – he has a 19th century dog piggy bank! To learn more about YegRecycled, watch this video. You can also find them on Instagram and Etsy.

CUE’s Student Student Research Forum Winners (April 2022)

Student poster presentations in two categories (undergraduate and graduate) were judged by panels of faculty members and instructors. Student-presenters were evaluated on the content and design of their posters and abstracts; the content of their presentations; their responses to judges’ questions; and their overall performance.

Our congratulations goes out to each of these students and to all who participated!

  • Undergraduate Category
    • 1st place: Janaya Bader
      Effect of Probiotics and Probiotic Cell-Free Supernatants on Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Growth
    • 2nd place tie: Haley Wolgien,
      Analysis of Advanced Glycation End-Products by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Ultraviolet Detection and Mass Spectrometry Characterization
    • 2nd place tie: Kishan Panesar
      Assessment of risks of post-concussion injuries in university athletes
    • 3rd place: Supragyapal Singh
      Keeping your data safe using Number Theory and Abstract Algebra
    • Graduate Category
    • 1st place: Solomon Akuma
      Improving Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Efficiency using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology
    • 2nd place: Obiora Nwosu
      Blockchain as an effective monitoring and quality assurance tool in the transportation of human donor kidneys for transplantation
    • 3rd place: Kathan Trivedi
      Weapon Classification Using Bounding Box Regression Algorithms

CUE student innovators win $5000 in prizes at the Innovation Launchpad Showcase (April 2022)

All participants received a certificate of completion and CUE swag.

  • First prize – Yegrecycled – Kelton Libich, Bachelor of Arts (drama major | Prize: $1000 in CUE tuition credits, $100 CUE book store gift card and 6 month flex office space in BMO-CIAR, selection into the Startup Founder Program (Innovate Edmonton)
  • Second prize – Physician Path-finder. Victor Aduayi, Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) | Prize: $750 in CUE tuition credits and $100 CUE book store gift card, Selection into the Startup Founder Program (Innovate Edmonton)
  • Third prize – Rayaa respite care, Valerie Auwa, CUE Alumnus | Prize: $500 in CUE tuition credits and $50 CUE book store gift card
  • Fourth prize – RenewLink, Group E, MARK 201 class (Jake Svenningsen, Jaxon Littlefair, Noah Saraya, Seth Nobert) | Prize: $150 CUE bookstore gift card
  • Fifth prize – Conserve Energy, Group B, MGT 410 class, Joshua and Eric | Prize: $50 CUE bookstore gift card
  • Judge’s special award – Gas Price, Ali Boukrich, MSc IT | Prize: $50 CUE bookstore gift card


Website Section Editor (for matters related to