Exceptional Affiliate / Partner Award

The Exceptional Affiliate/Partner Award recognizes non member professionals, teams or organizations who are making significant contributions to the higher education registrarial profession in Canada. Nominations must be made by any ARUCC member or associate member.


Adam Lemon Headshot1Adam Lemmon, For MATTR

MATTR Labs' extraordinary contributions and exemplary leadership is directly impacting registrarial practice in Canada make them a truly deserving candidate for this honor. MATTR Labs' unwavering commitment to service and innovation has set them apart as a beacon of excellence in their field. Through their close collaboration with MyCreds/MesCertif, MATTR Labs has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the landscape of academic credential management in Canada through the development of the MyCreds Digital Wallet for academic credentials, and a Trust Registry. These transformative initiatives will not only enhance the functionality and accessibility of MyCreds, but have also expanded its reach to new user types and facilitated interoperability opportunities on a global scale. What truly distinguishes MATTR Labs is their unwavering belief in ARUCC's core values and their commitment to supporting MyCreds/MesCertif's mission. MATTR Labs has chosen to partner with MyCreds/MesCertif in a manner that prioritizes sustainability over profit, demonstrating a genuine commitment to advancing registrarial practice and supporting the academic community. MATTR Labs' exceptional service, leadership, and dedication to professionalism and engagement are truly commendable. Their impact is tangible, noteworthy, and serves as a model for others in the industry to emulate.



Rejean DroletRéjean Drolet, Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI):

Réjean Drolet has held the position of Advisor for Admissions and Student Records in the Academic Affairs, Research, and Innovation Sector at the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire du Québec (BCI) for nearly 25 years. He is the committee leader for the subcommittee of registrars (SCR) that reports to the Vice-Presidents of Academic Affairs Committee. Of note is that the BCI groups all 18 Quebec universities. Thus, Réjean has a very in-depth knowledge of all registrarial issues in Quebec. He participates in several committees or working groups with the universities as well as with the ministère de l’enseignement supérieur (MES).

Réjean is involved in crucial issues such as university funding, based on student enrolment (GDEU), college performance scores (CRC), which serve to compare college results for students from Quebec Colleges and Cegeps for the purpose of university admissions, statistics, and reporting to the MES.

He actively contributes to the development of tools essential to the work of registrars and universities. Finally, the presidents of the SCR could not accomplish their tasks without Réjean's unwavering support, his reliable memory, and his daily work. He is an invaluable and indispensable partner for Quebec registrars.


Past Exceptional Affiliate / Partner Award Recipients

(This award was created in 2022. The first winners of this award will be announced in 2022)