Following the walk, Shuffle 33 co-chairs Andrew Woodall, dean of Students, and Barbara Henchey, director of the Office of the Dean for the John Molson School of Business, emceed the picnic and handed out prizes.
For her efforts on the Facilities Footsteps team, Hardial Rosner, property administrative coordinator in Facilities Management, earned the Shuffler of the Year award.
“In all, Hardial raised more than $5,600 for students through the Shuffle,” Woodall said, noting this was her first Shuffle.
Shuffle Team of the Year went to team Justin Time. The 11-member team shuffled in memory of Justin Powlowski, who notably served as Concordia’s associate vice-president of Research, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships. Powlowski passed away on December 19, 2021.
“The team in his honour raised more than $33,000 for students!” Henchey announced. “That includes Adrian Tsang, director of the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics. Adrian raised more than $10,000. That is remarkable!”
Shufflers harnessed the power of walking as groups for specific causes. More than 60 teams registered for the walkathon.
While teams like CU at the Top, the Nadia Chaudhri Wingspan Walkers and the Gina Cody School EDI Trekkers raised funds for causes that are meaningful to them, others such as the BANGS OF GLORY! took a lighter approach.
All gifts to the Shuffle count towards the Campaign for Concordia — a landmark effort to support the next generation.