National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) announces Rivellie Aimée Tchuisseu Tchepnkep as the winner of the 2022 Canada Post Award for Students with Disabilities

(Ottawa, February 13th, 2023)

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students and Canada Post are very pleased to announce Rivellie Aimée Tchuisseu Tchepnkep as the 2022 recipient of this year’s Canada Post Award. Rivellie Aimée is completing a PhD in Environmental Science at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Valued at $10,000, the Canada Post Award for Students with Disabilities recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of those who are leading by example and making a difference through knowledge sharing, community practice and innovation. The Award is open to students with a disability who are enrolled in a degree granting program in any discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

"The foundation of the NEADS - Canada Post scholarship touches me deeply and connects with my aspirations and my daily and voluntary actions. For me, if we talk about community development and knowledge sharing, I think about our differences that make us all unique. These differences bring richness and warmth to our human relationships. I am involved in causes that I am passionate about and volunteering is the foundation of our society. It is through community action that we grow together in innovation and respect. I like to innovate and push those around me to reach the maximum potential in each and everyone." – Rivellie Aimée Tchuisseu Tchepnkep, PhD student in Environmental Science, Université du Québec à Montréal. 

NEADS and Canada Post launched the Canada Post Award in 2020 to support access to education and the workforce for students with disabilities. 

"I am delighted to congratulate Rivellie Aimée, this year’s recipient of the Canada Post Award for Students with Disabilities. In addition to excelling academically, Rivellie Aimée has demonstrated remarkable initiative in knowledge sharing and leadership and has expanded her contributions and impact through community involvement.” – Natasha Saltes, Director, Accessibility, Canada Post.

"A huge congratulations to Rivellie Aimée,” says Katja Newman, Director of the NEADS Student Awards Program. "Your application stood out in so many ways. Your commitment to academia, extensive involvement in extracurricular activities and your level of leadership in the agricultural industry are truly outstanding. We hope this award will support you in reaching your goal of one day working in a multidisciplinary research unit combining Agricultural Research/Genre/Agro-environmental Policy/Environmental Sociology.”

For further information:

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, tel. (613) 380-8065, ext. 201

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