Lynch-Getty Award

Lynch-Getty Global Student Award

Alex Getty and Ron Lynch, both former Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) board members and active supporters of international education, believed that learning to communicate and act globally was important to creating a world where people strive to understand and help those near and far. To recognize Ron and Alex’s contribution to the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network and commitment to international learning and cooperation, OCENET established the Lynch-Getty Global Student Award in 2010.

The Lynch-Getty award will be presented to four students each year attending school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – this award is intended for both Canadian residents as well as international fee-paying students within the OCDSB. The students will have demonstrated leadership in their community and involvement in groups, events and activities that foster cross cultural learning and understanding in school and in the community. Participation in international exchange programs, intercultural clubs, international volunteer programs, peer tutoring, student organizations, charity groups, and community associations are some activities that would help to support an application for the award.

Each recipient will receive an award valued at $1,000 CAD that is to be used upon graduation towards post-secondary education or a volunteer experience outside Canada.

Who is Eligible?

The awards will be presented to four students who:

  • Are in Grade 12
  • Have demonstrated leadership in local projects that involved cross-cultural initiatives and which encouraged a better understanding of other cultures
  • Have received a minimum 75% average in their most recently completed school year

2022-2023 Recipients

The following students were selected for the Lynch-Getty Award for 2022-2023 – provided for by the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network. Each student was awarded $1,000 CAD from OCENET and a plaque.

  • Amina Adams - Glebe Collegiate Institute

  • Aya Arey - Colonel By Secondary School

  • Ashiq Gazi - Cairine Wilson Secondary School

  • Yalda Matin - Earl of March Secondary School

Red Arrow Application 2023-2024 will be posted here soon. Available to all students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in grade 12 in the 2023-2024 school year.

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