Inspiring Chemical Engineering Student is 2014 Valedictorian

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

On June 13, 2014, the Faculty of Engineering will present Corey Toye with the distinction of Valedictorian, a prize well deserved for maintaining an excellent academic standing.  

Toye, who grew up in the city of Ottawa, has taken a pledge of excellence throughout his academic path. He graduated from high school with the Governor General’s Bronze Medal Award for the highest academic standing among graduated students.

Cory Toye

During his four years at the University of Ottawa, Toye took this pledge to its peak. He will be graduating with a perfect GPA of 10.0, and as such will serve as his class valedictorian.

Professor David Taylor, from the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, was significantly impressed by Toye outstanding endeavour.

“It is enough of an achievement to make the Dean’s honour list semester after semester. It is quite another matter to consistently do so with a 10/10 GPA. Corey is unquestionably one of the finest students I have had the pleasure to teach”, said Professor Taylor.

The Dean  Claude Laguë  referred to Toye as a student who “has continued to excel academically at uOttawa, has received a number of prestigious scholarships, has been on the Dean’s Honour Lists in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering’’.

Toye recalled studying at the Faculty of Engineering as an exciting adventure where he had the “opportunity to acquire a high quality education from industry experts, to form new relationships, and to develop the professional and problem solving skills needed to be successful in his future profession”.

When asked what his plans for the future are, Corey replied:

‘’Having graduated from an engineering program, there are several exciting potential career opportunities in a wide range of fields. My goal right now is to find a company in an engineering field where I can continue to learn, to develop my skills, and to take on new and exciting challenges – a company where I can contribute as much value as I can. I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges that society is currently facing and improving the quality of life for people. Either way, no matter where I end up, I will always be driven to be the best at what I do’’.

We congratulate Corey Toye on his impressive accomplishments, and wish him the best for the future.

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