Naqi Hyder is a second-year Paralegal student at Durham College and is the Officer and Transitional Manager with Durham College Students Inc. (DCSI). Since high school, he has been community focused, and after coming to Durham, he has put his efforts towards helping students get the best college experience possible. As the joint association for both Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students was being dissolved, and a new student governing body was being created, Naqi saw an opportunity. He was chosen to be part of the team of three that was tasked to develop the new student government to represent college students. The result is the DCSI, a service-based association that puts students’ needs at the forefront, and provides quality campus engagement for every student.
The Leadership Excellence Award for Students recognizes an individual student that has made an exceptional contribution within their institution and within the communities it serves. The nominee must be currently enrolled in a program at a CICan member institution.