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Alumni Engagement

Awards

Camosun's 60,000 alumni are inspiring lives and making a difference, not only within our local community but around the globe. Through determination and hard work, they are revitalizing communities and transforming the way we live, work and play. The Alumni Awards celebrate our exceptional alumni, and we honour them at the college’s graduation ceremony each year.

Nominations for the 2020 Camosun Alumni Awards will open in March 2020.

Congratulations to our 2019 Alumni award winners

Distinguished Alumni: Gowan Armstrong

Gowan Armstrong

Promising Alumni: Mary-Anne Bowcott

Mary-Anne Bowcott

Alumni Award categories

  • Promising Alumni Award
    Recognizes the outstanding service and accomplishments of an exceptional alumnus who graduated within the last 10 years. Nominees will be graduates who demonstrate a real commitment to others through community service and career accomplishments with a clear prediction of future successes. The award includes a $500 gift to purchase materials of the recipient’s choosing to be added to the college library collection.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
    Honours an alumnus who has distinguished themselves by contributions made in their own particular fields of work and in service to community and who graduated more than 10 years ago.  The award carries a $1,000 fund towards a college project or a bursary for students in financial need, as directed by the recipient.

Eligibility and Selection

All persons who completed a program of study at Camosun are eligible for consideration.

The following criteria will be considered, and weighed equally, when evaluating nominees for awards:

  • Service to the community.
  • Professional accomplishment.
  • Commitment to increasing their knowledge through lifelong learning.

Nominations are reviewed by the Camosun College Alumni Council who recommends the award recipients to the college.

Only one award per category is given each year. 

Timing and Required Information

The Alumni Awards are celebrated each year at the college’s June graduation ceremony. Award recipients are profiled during the ceremony activities and featured on the college’s website.  Unfortunately, Camosun Alumni is not able to provide travel allowances/honorariums for award recipients to attend the graduation ceremony.

The nominee must be aware of the nomination and accept that their name, photo and supporting information may be published.

Recent Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni

Gowan Armstrong

June 2019

Gowan Armstrong

Forest industry leader, operational controller, and mentor

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Past recipients

Promising Alumni

Mary-Anne Bowcott

June 2019

Mary-Anne Bowcott

Journeyman plumber, business owner, and advocate for women in trades

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Past recipients

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