Brittany Rockwell (BCom, Finance) excels in many areas and the numerous student competitions and awards she won are a proof of her everyday commitment to deliver superior results. She is currently working at the Telfer School as a Research Assistant in addition to her studies.

She still finds time to play a vital part in her community and has recently been rewarded by receiving the Alterna Savings Social Responsibility and leadership Award 2012. She acts as Vice-President Fundraising and Swimming Instructor for Making Waves Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization. It provides affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with special needs, which are likelier to suffer from a submersion injury than the general population. Because of their special needs, the children helped by Making Waves Ottawa would not be able to attend normal group lessons which are less expensive than private lessons. As a result, many families depend on the organization to make sure their children know what to do if they fall into water.

The organization is currently looking for 30 dedicated student volunteers to teach children with special needs to swim. If you are interesting in joining their team and helping your community, click here (link is no longer available).