CiQuinya Morton

CiQuinya Morton wins Co-op Student of the Year Award

University of Toronto Scarborough student CiQuinya Morton has been recognized with the Co-Op Student of the Year Award from Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL).

A fourth-year management student specializing in accounting, Morton received the national honour for her work as a co-op student at PepsiCo, where she developed a quicker, more user-friendly sales reporting tool for customer outlets right as the pandemic hit. The tool she developed is still being used by the company’s financial leadership team.

She was also involved in the company’s MOSAIC program, an employee resource that supports equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. At U of T, Morton is co-president of the Black Students in Business Association.

“I strive to build pathways for other students of colour,” says Morton, an international student from Saint Kitts and Nevis. 

“As a woman and person of colour, I try to be aware that I’m not just representing myself, but other students who may come after me. I always try to remain humble and just put my best foot forward, whether it’s through volunteering or my work terms.”

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