Students recognized for community contributions

May 5, 2008

    Jill Wiegand, Alicia Campbell and Daniel Langdon were among 13 students who received an award for being good neighbours. Photo by Susan Bubak.
Thirteen McMaster students have been recognized for being good neighbours in their community. Nominated by residents of the Ainslie Wood/Westdale community, the students were recognized for enhancing their neighbourhood through positive actions.

Engineering student Daniel Langdon was recognized for participating in an outreach event organized by Engineers Without Borders.

"On Halloween, we went out into the Westdale community giving out fair trade chocolate to homeowners -- trick or treat in reverse," said Langdon. "We took this opportunity to educate about extreme poverty and decisions that we can make to reduce the impact of poverty such as buying fair trade. The person who nominated me went on to attend some of our other events. To me, I am extremely humbled by the award and excited that it means we at Engineers Without Borders are doing a good job of reaching out into the community."

The award was presented on behalf of McMaster University, the McMaster Students Union, the Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association of Resident Homeowners Inc., the Westdale Business Improvement Area, Hamilton Police Services and the City of Hamilton.

The recipients include Bill Spicer, Alicia Campbell, Alison Christie, Charlotte Farish, Shannon McIntyre, Sara Praetorius, Jill Wiegand, Carly Cermak, Jason Stahl, Henry Al-Koraishi, Derek Jansen, Johnathan Lamnan and Daniel Langdon.