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Media Release
Release Date: November 16, 2017

Twenty-seven deserving Camosun College students have just learned they will each receive a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship recognizing their excellence in academic achievement and community service.

The Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society, named for the BC philanthropist and founder of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., encourages students to start their post-secondary studies at a local public institution like Camosun College, then transfer to a degree-granting institution in BC to complete their four-year bachelor degree.

Camosun students received the most number of Barber scholarships this year among all BC colleges.

“On behalf of Camosun College, I am delighted to congratulate the 2017 scholarship recipients,” says President Sherri Bell. “Their success speaks to the exceptional value of a Camosun education: excellent instructors, an applied, engaging learning environment, close to home.”

Since the Ike Barber scholarships were established in 2006, more than 235 awards have been presented to Camosun College students.

“The number of Camosun scholars named each year and the range of programs they represent is a testament to our strength as a comprehensive community college,” says Bell. Camosun’s award recipients plan to complete degrees in criminal justice, liberal arts, sciences, nursing and engineering technology at the University of Victoria, UBC and Royal Roads University.

Camosun Ike Barber Transfer Scholars

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Student Receiving Institution
Rachel Abell University of Victoria
Mitchell Auger-Langejan University of Victoria
Kathleen Brown University of Victoria
Corrina Burns University of Victoria
Taylor Calnan Vancouver Island University
Ivy Deavy University of Victoria
Jessica Elvedahl University of Victoria
Joisan Fairwell University of Victoria
Brenden Forbes University of BC
Samantha Gibson University of Victoria
Ryan Gibson University of Victoria
Amy Hashemi Zenoz University of BC
Angela Hildrum University of Victoria
Taylan Jarvis University of BC
Student Receiving Institution
Adam Jenkins University of Victoria
Paul Jull University of BC
Jordan Kantypowicz University of BC
Samuel Kobierski University of BC
Isabella Ledet University of Victoria
Despina Love University of Victoria
Julia Jean Macartney University of Victoria
Michelle Richards University of Victoria
Monica Salt Royal Roads University
Valerie Shearsmith University of BC
Tristan Tarnowski University of Victoria
Jeremy Vargas Royal Roads University
Chase Vogler University of BC

About Irving K. Barber

Irving K. Barber was a generous benefactor and a strong supporter of access to high quality, public post-secondary education, regardless of where students live. The impressive record of scholarships awarded is a tribute to the philanthropic legacy of the founder of Slocan Forest Products. Since 2006, the Barber Society has awarded over $14 million in scholarships to thousands of BC students.


Michelle Tinis
Communications Office / VP Student Experience Division
Camosun College

Last updated: November 20, 2017 10:08 am

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