Construction Management graduate wins 2015 Premier’s Award

Benjamin Valliquette Kissell with Anne SadoGeorge Brown College Construction Management graduate Benjamin Valliquette Kissell's impressive accomplishments have been recognized with a 2015 Premier's Award in the recent graduate category.

The annual Premier's Awards, which were handed out at a November 16 gala event, celebrate the contribution college graduates make to Ontario. Graduates are nominated across six categories: creative arts and design, community services, business, health sciences, technology and recent graduate.

Valliquette graduated from George Brown's Construction Management program in 2013 and it wasn't long before he was handling high-profile plans as a project manager for Gillam Group, a construction management company based in Toronto that specializes in projects for the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. In this role, he played an important part in the construction of the Aga Khan Museum and the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, and the renovation of the Superior Court of Justice—all in Toronto.

Giving back to students and to the greater community is also a priority for Valliquette. While studying at George Brown, he was the director of the Habitat for Humanity Campus Coalition, which helped to construct over 100 Habitat homes in the Greater Toronto Area. He also implemented a field education program at Gillam Group, providing students with opportunities to get hands-on industry experience before graduating.

George Brown College congratulates Valliquette and all of our 2015 nominees for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields and to the greater community.

Photo: Benjamin Valliquette Kissell with George Brown College President Anne Sado, Nov. 16, 2015.