These financial awards, generously given by donors, are made available to Camosun students each year who meet the specific criteria of each award.
The 2017 Education Council Awards application period has ended. Please check back in early 2018 to apply for these awards.
Healthy Minds Award $500 (Approx. Value)
The purpose of this award is to celebrate the academic achievement of a student in spite of significant mental health challenges. This annual award was inspired by the Camosun College Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy 2016 – 2020, and the efforts being extended at the college to raise awareness about the challenges faced by students
- Camosun students
This Award was established by Dr Alex Carre, a faculty member at Camosun College with a long time commitment and support for students with mental health issues and who as a result face significant educational and career challenges. The award recognizes these challenges and the effort and accomplishment required to succeed in a demanding academic environment.
Executive Network – Donald Family Leadership Award
Presented each year to a Camosun student and a Camosun employee who demonstrates leadership "despite the odds." Consideration is given to those students and employees who have overcome exceptional difficulties/barriers/tragedies in any of the following areas: health, financial, personal, or career and who have also demonstrated outstanding leadership to others.
- Camosun students and employees
With thanks to Mr. Walter Donald and the Donald Family for establishing this award in 1998 in memory of Grandfather William, to recognize leadership "despite the odds".
Consideration will be given to Camosun College students and employees who have overcome exceptional difficulties, barriers or tragedies in any of the following areas: health, financial, personal, or career and who have also demonstrated outstanding leadership to others.
Leadership in African Awareness Award $500 (Approx. Value)
Given each year to a Camosun student in any discipline who demonstrates strong academic performance and a sincere commitment to African issues. Preference given to those who have experience in raising awareness about the achievements and issues of one or more African countries.
- Camosun students
With thanks to the faculty, staff and students on the Camosun College African Awareness Committee who donated this award.
Lt. Governor's Silver Medal Award (no financial award)
The Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia annually awards a medal to a student graduating from program fewer than 2 years. The recipient must have an excellent academic record and have contributed positively to the college or community at large. This is a very competitive award and only one student at Camosun is annually chosen.
To qualify, a student must have an excellent academic record (min. GPA of 7) for a career or vocational program lasting at least six months but less than two years. You must have contributed positively to the college or to the community at large.
- Camosun certificate and diploma students
- Application or Nomination
- Robin Adams, Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Jason Keddie, Computer Systems Technician
- Charlene Caldwell, Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Michele Spencer, Indigenous Family Support
- Henry Mark, Practical Nursing
- Troy Neave, Professional Accounting
- Jeffery Knight, Computer Network and Electronics Technician
Peter and Muriel Mixon Award $500 (Approx. Value)
Awarded to a full-time Camosun student in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0 or "B," who demonstrates active volunteering and sincere interest in the cause of animal rights. The award is intended to raise awareness of the plight of animals and to encourage a change in attitude toward animals used in research and the treatment of animals in our community.
- Full-time Camosun students
With thanks to Dr. Peter Mixon, a long-time teacher of English Literature at Camosun College who retired in 1985 and established this award in 2003.