Sidney Howlett Receives Lakehead Leader Recognition Program Award

The Lakehead Leader Recognition Program was established to acknowledge exceptional students who have made valuable contributions within the university and beyond. Sidney Howlett (MEd student with a specialization in Environmental and Sustainability Education) has been named a Lakehead Leader for her contributions in the areas of Academic Excellence and Sustainability.

Nominated by her supervisor, Dr. Ellen Field (Assistant Professor, Orillia), Sidney’s nomination letter indicated that she has “maintained an A+ average in her MEd program. She is an active member of clubs and committees, [and] contributes to research on climate change education at Lakehead” with co-authored reports and journal papers, while also presenting at events and conferences.

The nomination letter also notes that Sidney “is on the inaugural Mental Health and Climate Change Alliance’s Youth Advisory Board. She is a contributor and program advisor for the Climate Action Accelerator Program and has started a consulting business for school boards (Sidney Howlett Consulting). Sidney has advanced climate action in Canada’s education sector through her valuable contributions to research ... classroom guest speaking engagements, public lectures and volunteer work relating to sustainability issues, such as supporting youth eco-anxiety or addressing plastic waste. Through her personal and professional endeavours, she is creating a more beautiful, resilient world.”

Below: Sidney (left) with Linda Rodenburg (Interim Principal, Orillia campus)