Congratulations to the 2021 Dr. Winegard Award Winners!

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards recognize significant community involvement and charitable activities, beyond what an individual does as an employee or student of the University. Further, they recognize those activities that enrich the connection between the University of Guelph and the broader community.

Dr. William Winegard (September 17, 1924-January 31, 2019), was a Veteran, former Guelph MP, and former University of Guelph President from 1967-1975, as well as an Officer of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service, and the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award. Dr. Winegard embodied the community spirit that is so prevalent at the University of Guelph, and it is with great honour that these volunteer involvement awards are named on his behalf.

The Winegard Awards are offered in partnership by United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, PIN – the People & Information Network, and the University of Guelph, and recognize the contributions of current University of Guelph staff, students, and faculty who volunteer with non-profit and/or charitable organizations or activities in our community. Nominators can be peers, colleagues, supervisors, or organizations that benefit from the contributions of the nominee.

The 2021 award recipients are: Dr. John Walsh (faculty recipient) and Samantha Casey (staff recipient)

Dr. John Walsh (faculty recipient)


Samantha Casey (staff recipient)






Posted on August 12, 2022

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