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General Camosun Awards

Formerly known as the Education Council Awards, the General Camosun Awards are generously provided by donors to be made available to Camosun students each year who meet the specific criteria of each award.

General Camosun Awards applications are now closed for 2020.

Please check back in March 2021 for next year's application.

Please see each individual award application for detailed instructions. For questions on the applications, please contact the Financial Aid & Awards office

Andrew Beckerman Inspiring Community Leadership Award $2,500 (Approx. Value)

This award will recognize a Camosun College student in any discipline who has completed a minimum of one year of studies at Camosun and are continuing their education in their chosen field at Camosun. The successful applicant will show community leadership through demonstrated engagement at Camosun College or other community involvement.

Criteria and application


With thanks to Andrew Beckerman, a local philanthropist, retired architect, and long-time activist for the AIDS/HIV movement.

The 2020 award is in honour of inspirational leader Kimahli Powell.

Leadership in African Awareness Award $500 (Approx. Value)

This award is intended to recognize the volunteer work of a student who has demonstrated a leadership role and strong commitment to raising awareness about the development and issues pertaining to Africa.

Criteria and application


With thanks to the faculty, staff and students on the Camosun College African Awareness Committee who donated this award.

Peter and Muriel Mixon Award $1000 (Approx. Value)

This award will recognize a Camosun College student in any discipline who, along with a strong academic record, demonstrates an active 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.

Criteria and application


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.

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 experiencing mental health issues and illness.

Criteria and application


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.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation (no financial award)

The Lt. Governor’s Medal is presented annually at graduation to a student who has been enrolled in a certificate, two year diploma or four year undergraduate program and achieves high academic standing in the program and has contributed to the promotion of inclusion, democracy and/or reconciliation within their campus community. No monetary value is attached to the award and no application is required. Students will be nominated by their institution.

Criteria and nomination form

Previous Recipients

  • 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
  • Jeffrey Knight, Computer Network and Electronics Technician
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