This Award was established following the untimely passing in 2000 of Hany Rafla, a graduate of the Overlea Secondary School Class of 1980. The Award is presented to a graduating student of Marc Garneau Collegiate who is continuing their education at the post-secondary level in the area of life sciences. To be a recipient the graduate must have high academic standing, demonstrated the qualities of altruism, charity, and compassion towards others during their high school career, participated in activities that have helped other people, and contributed in ways that have improved the community. These were qualities and characteristics that were synonymous with Hany Rafla.
Dr. Hany Rafla Humanitarian Award