School of Trades & Technology 2021 Awards

Determined. Creative. Excellence. Positive “give it their all” attitudes.

This is how Camosun’s instructors describe this year’s award-winning School of Trades and Technology students.

This year, the college’s School of Trades and Technology celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of over 140 students and apprentices with individual awards provided through the generosity of community donors.

“I wish each of the award recipients every success in their future careers,” says Sherri Bell President of Camosun. “These awards recognize your exceptional achievements. Your education and skills will benefit not only yourselves but also your family, community while helping to strengthen our economy and society.”

From welding to carpentry to mechanical engineering technology, the School serves over 3,000 students in more than 30 different trades and technology programs each year, who come to Camosun to develop technical skills and knowledge to help them achieve their dreams.

“It’s my pleasure to congratulate this year’s award recipients on their accomplishments and to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to our generous donors who help to make these awards a reality," says Eric Sehn, Dean, School of Trades and Technology. “Unfortunately, we cannot gather physically to celebrate your success, but that takes nothing away from the sense of pride you can feel for your hard work and accomplishments. We are proud of what you've done and how you have responded to these challenging circumstances.”

Congratulations to all award recipients

Thank you to all donors who so generously support Camosun students

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting the School of Trades and Technology and our students please contact the Camosun Foundation or donate online.

Architectural Trades

Cody Robson

The Tom Newton Memorial Award

Donated by Family and Friends of Tom Newton

Awarded to a student who made time to help others succeed.

Cody is a leader and a helper. He took the time to ensure that others would be successful as well. This approach epitomizes the legacy of this award's namesake.

M. Dennis Andrew 

The John Scheeren Memorial Carpentry Award

Donated by Family and Friends of John Scheeren

Awarded to a Carpentry student who is outstanding in the applied learning of the trade with a positive attitude and motivation. Also has good working relationships with colleagues and fellow students.

Dennis had top marks on his practical projects. His attention to detail is incredible and he would often stay late to work in the shop just for the sheer joy of it.

Skyler Waddington

Carpentry Foundation Program Award

Donated by Knappett Projects Ltd.

Awarded to the graduating student in the Carpentry Foundation Program with the highest overall combined theory and practical marks.

Skyler is enthusiastic, conscientious, diligent, and high-performing. In addition to finishing the year as top Foundation student, she made time to tutor other students who needed it.

Sam Nelson

Retired Carpentry Instructor Award

Donated by Nester Tunkow

Awarded to a student in the Carpentry program with outstanding technical skills.

Sam is an outstanding student with a great attitude and excellent practical skills.

Karen Parkinson

Slegg Building Materials Carpentry Trades Award

Donated by Slegg Building Materials

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining a GPA of 3 (C+) or higher.

Karen's drive and determination enabled her to push through some personal obstacles to achieve success in Level 4.

Nick Stafanakis

Pat Lintaman Design Ltd. Award in Carpentry

Donated by Pat Lintaman

Awarded to a student who is pursuing the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) associate exams. The award covers the cost of the preparation materials and the exam fee for the award recipient.

Nick's inquisitive mind and interest in building science make him the ideal recipient for this award.

 Mark (Elliottt) Peters

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Architectural

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student in Architectural Trades with high academic achievements in the learning of building construction trades.

Elliott showed up, ready to learn, ready to work hard, ready to give it his all. He balanced school with busy family life and his hard work paid off.

Taylor Richens

The George & Elsie Farmer 1st Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all-round 1st year carpentry apprentice.

Taylor's hard work enabled him to score top marks in a field of over 100.

Truan Forsyth

The George & Elsie Farmer 2nd Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all-round 2nd year carpentry apprentice.

Truan displayed outstanding theoretical understanding and practical skills. One of the first to finish his projects, he used his extra time to help others.

Nicole Smythe

The George & Elsie Farmer 3rd Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all-round 3rd year carpentry apprentice.

Nicki's drive and determination are top rate. She continuously strives to turn out her absolute best and is once again at the top of her class.

Damien Quinn

The George & Elsie Farmer 4th Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all-round 4th year carpentry apprentice.

Damien was able to score top marks despite being in one of the classes most impacted by COVID-19 measures. Great work!

Cameron Wilson

Trades Competitors Award

Donated by Camosun College - School of Trades & Technology

Awarded to a Trades student for their outstanding performance in a Trades Competition and recognizing the student's excellent achievement in a Provincial, National or International competition in their chosen trade.

Cameron's skill, drive and determination enabled him to succeed in the Carpentry program. Well done, Cameron!

Eric Peters

John Drysdale Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to the top all-round Trades student in the School of Trades & Technology for achievement in course work, attitude and relationship with fellow students and instructors, as well as contributing to both the College and community.

In level four Eric always had time to help others with their practical projects.  He was often adding things to our Facebook group to help others go deeper into their learning and went so far as to pick up and drive people to school who would have been otherwise unable to attend.

Lamar Williams

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Knud Reinholt Boelt

Awarded to a student in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical.

In level three Lamarr stayed late after class on many occasions to assist other students with code and print reading questions.  With quite a bit of experience reading plans and running jobs, he was invaluable in helping to make sure others understood and completed assignments.

Kenneth Makichuk

Trades Training - Architectural Trades Award

Donated by Camosun College - School of Trades & Technology

Awarded to a Camosun College students in the Architectural Trades Program. The recipient has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining a good academic standing.

Ken is incredibly dedicated. He is here early and stays late. I often see him happily helping other students. He has shown a particular interest in the furniture history and design portion of the program. Ken has really impressed me with the CAD portion of our curriculum. Previous to starting Fine Furniture, Ken had never really used a computer- at all. Learning a CAD program is difficult. I know he spent many, MANY hours learning SketchUp. Some of my students try and give up - Ken didn’t. He now prefers to draw on the computer and loves it. Ken is an all-round great student who has shown passion and dedication to improving his skills and knowledge.

Emily Wilson

Vintage Woodworks Award

Donated by Vintage Woodworks Inc.

Awarded to the top student in the Fine Furniture/Joinery Program.

From the very first day in the program hand-cutting dovetails, Emily’s talent stood out. She regularly turns in theory work that is exemplary and goes far beyond expectation. Her skill in the shop is no less impressive, the finish quality of her projects is exceptional, and presents at a professional level. In addition, her background in design has served her well, it has been great to see her apply the new techniques and methods learned to come up with many successful projects. Her combined mark for both the theory and practical components of the program has earned her the top student award.

Alexander Harper

Columbia Industrial Supplies Award

Donated by Columbia Industrial Supplies Inc.

Awarded to a student who displays an interest in wood finishing, and completes a wood finishing project using a variety of techniques to a high standard.

Alex showed a strong interest in the wood finishing component of the program, going above and beyond requirements for assignments. He was often found in the finishing room experimenting with different techniques and took the lead role using commercial finishing practices for a large class project. He is an overall excellent student, excelling in all aspects of the program. He earned this award with the highest combined mark for finishing projects.  

Willem Sims

Pat Lintaman Design Ltd. Award in Fine Furniture

Donated by Pat Lintaman

Awarded to the Fine Furniture Student who shows strength in the design component of the course, and has worked to incorporate local, sustainable materials and environmentally friendly finishing products into their work.

Throughout the program, Willem has shown a strong interest in and aptitude for the design component of the curriculum. He designed and built pieces that were in keeping with the design briefs and executed them to a high standard. In particular, his work on a project focused on design for sustainability was excellent both in terms of ideation, aesthetics and construction. Will earned this award with the highest combined mark on several design projects.

Morgan Wilder

BC Council Garden Clubs Award

Donated by BC Council of Garden Clubs

Awarded to a horticulture student who has demonstrated interest and ability in the field of horticulture.

Morgan attained an overall average mark of 94%. Morgan stood out as a consistently hard worker - always there and willing to take on all jobs with a joke and a smile. Morgan's goal is to work into her own horticulture landscape business. With her work ethic and interest in the field, she is sure to succeed.

Kevin Gately

Victoria Horticultural Society - Jill Stewart Bowen Scholarship

Donated by Victoria Horticultural Society

Awarded to a student in the Horticulture Technician Program with a high academic standing who demonstrates leadership, good attitude and ability to succeed in the industry, with a preference to students intending to continue their education.

Kevin finished our program with an average mark of 98%. His positive attitude, leadership, willingness to help, attention to detail, and high standards were notable. He is a true professional with everything he takes on, which coupled with his love for all aspects of horticulture will be sure to bring him great success. Kevin truly was a role model for us all!

Sienna Cecil

BC Fruit Testers Association Award

Donated by BC Fruit Testers Association

Awarded to a student in the Horticultural Technician Program at Camosun College that has shown an aptitude towards food systems, tree crops, or sustainable agriculture with a particular interest in fruit tree pruning, propagation and grafting.

Sienna is a natural when it comes to propagating plants. She has a passion for food and is a master at not only preparing the garden bounty but growing it along through all stages of its growth. Her greenhouse space was always under full production for both food use and ornamental beauty. Sienna also has a great knowledge base, is an excellent worker and will be sure to succeed in many possible pathways.

Michelle Harrison

Saanich Fruit Growers Association Award Horticultural Studies

Donated by Saanich Fruit Growers Association

Awarded to a student with high academic standing and a genuine passion for growing food, with a special interest in fruit growing.

Michelle/ Miche as we all called her entered the program with a background in farming. Her love for food growing, all things horticulture and animals was clearly evident. Miche has a very gentle caring nature with a positive attitude that was very inspiring for us all.

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Engineering Bridge

Aiden De Jong

Engineering Bridge Award of Excellence

Donated by Camosun School of Trades and Technology

Awarded to an Engineering Bridge student who has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership qualities in completing their studies at Camosun.

Aiden is a thoughtful and diligent student. His dedication and aptitude have allowed him to attain a firm grasp on various engineering concepts, and he obtains top grades in many of his courses."

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Civil Engineering

Giovanny Pico Villamizar

Civil Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun College - International

Awarded to an international student in the Civil Engineering Technology program who has the highest academic standing.

Congratulations on being the top international student in Civil Technology Program.

Jennifer Mui

Civil Engineering Technology Co-op Award

Donated by Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Awarded to recognize an outstanding Civil Engineering Technology Co-op student who has demonstrated strong commitment and a positive attitude towards Co-op with active participation in the Co-op process, and received very good or outstanding on Co-op part.

Bringing her creativity, attention to detail, and overall positive outlook, Jennifer was one of the top co-op students this year.

Kurt Behn

WSP Award in Civil Engineering Technology

Donated by WSP

Awarded to a 1st year Civil Engineering Technology student who has demonstrated academic competence and enthusiasm with an exceptional aptitude and superior potential for a career in the Civil Engineering profession.

Always providing professionally presented work and excelling in his grades, Kurt is proving to be a top student.

Maria Christine Flores, ? Emily Haas, ? Heesoo Lee, ? Alexis L Taylor

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association for Trenchless Technology-BC

Awarded to one or more students in the Civil Engineering Technology Program who write an excellent report about Trenchless Technology.

Congratulations on writing an exceptional paper Christine, Emily, Heesoo and Alexis.

Kira Kirk,

Parkinson Family Award Endowment Fund

Donated by Stewart Parkinson

Awarded to a Civil Engineering Technology student who is achieving satisfactory grades while working part-time, participating in some form of organized sport and also contributing to the College as a volunteer in some capacity.

Not only is Kira a top student, she is a creative and supportive student. She can always be dependent on participating in class and offer a unique perspective. She adds value to the program and our community.

Emily Haas

ASTTBC Emcon Services Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation

Awarded to a student or graduate in the ASTTBC-accredited Civil Engineering Technology Program at Camosun College. The recipient must have achieved a C+ average; exhibited extra effort and interest, and is a member of the ASTTBC

Emily's high GPA in her final semester is a testament to her work ethic. She worked relentlessly and inspired others to do the same. She will make an excellent technologist.

Finn McGuffin

Real Estate Foundation of BC Civil Engineering Award

Donated by The Real Estate Foundation of BC

Awarded to the best all-round students from the 1st or 2nd year of the Civil Engineering Technology Program.

Finn’s significant strengths are his leadership and teamwork skills which he has applied in group projects as well as informally helping his classmates with their studies.

Jeremy Roe,

ASTTBC TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation

Awarded to a student from Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. To be eligible to receive an ASTTBC Foundation bursary or award, recipients must be a full-time student and a member of ASTTBC.

Jeremy is a dedicated and driven individual who strives to do his best and puts in 110% in his academics, he will make an excellent technologist.

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Computer Science

Thi Minh Trang  (Jen) Hoang

Computer Science International Student Award

Donated by Camosun College - International

Awarded to an international student in the Computer Systems Technology program with the highest academic standing.

Jen is a keen learner, asks insightful questions and tirelessly pursues academic perfection. Jen is a model student who is focused on setting a very high standard for her own work. Your work ethic and strong skill-set will take you far.

Yasmin Barroilhet Cahuas

Interactive Media Developer 2nd Year Award

Donated by Three Trees Technical

Award to a 2nd year Interactive Media Developer (IMD) student who has shown great improvement throughout their two years of studies in the IMD program. The student recipient will be selected based on the effort demonstrated throughout the full-time program with consideration of the following: class attendance and participation, group project engagement, project completion, and overall perseverance and commitment to completing the IMD program at Camosun College. This is a non-academic based award. It is an award based on the hard work the student has shown to complete this program full-time.

Yasmin's high academic achievement is representative of her exceptional computing aptitude. She has shown to be able to acquire a deep understanding of computing concepts in a timely fashion. Yasmin is always willing to discuss concepts with fellow students and faculty in a patient, thoughtful manner.

Dimitry Maizik

Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award

Donated by Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship

Awarded to a Computer Systems Technology student in their 3rd or 4th term with high academic achievement, exceptional computing aptitude, excellent working relationships with colleagues and very good communication skills.

Throughout the Computer Science Technology program Dima has maintained a constant level of academic excellence in every course, resulting in an exceptional GPA. With your hard work and a great attitude, you will go far Dima.

Kyle Bisley

HP Advanced Solutions Award

Donated by ESIT Advanced Solutions

Awarded to a graduate in the Computer Science program who has shown enthusiasm and drive, and exhibited strong commitment and a positive attitude toward reaching their career goals.

Kyle is a thoughtful and exceedingly capable student who quietly excels in every aspect of the Computer Science program. Kyle exudes confidence and skill that will serve him well in his future career.

Melaniia Frolova

Danielle Sim First Year Award

Donated by Danielle Sim

Awarded to a first year student in the Computer Systems Technology program who has maintained a high level of academic achievement and showed excellent working relationships with colleagues.

Melaniia has maintained top-notch academic standing. She is highly regarded by her peers and is always willing to help fellow students. Her outstanding contributions make her an asset to have in any class or lab. As individuals, Dylan and Kegan are well deserving of this award.

Yaroslav Leontenko

Canadian Information Processing Society Award

Donated by Canadian Information Processing Society

Awarded to a full-time Computer Systems Technology student enrolled in their second year of study who has demonstrated significant involvement and activity in the local information technology (IT) community and has maintained a high level of academic achievement

Leon has shown determination to learn as much as possible about the technology industry. He is highly adaptable, and over the course of the last two years, he has displayed great teamwork and leadership skills.

Dylan Spence & Keegan Spence

BC Transit Emerging Leader in IT

Donated by BC Transit - Victoria

Criteria: To recognize a student in computer science or technology who demonstrates an ability to excel in customer service, shows interest in sustainability, displays strong teamwork, and has shown community involvement.

We have a unique situation for this year's BC Transit Emerging Leader in IT in that it is being awarded to two people who happen to be brothers. Dylan and Kegan have maintained top-notch academic standings. They are highly regarded by their peers and are always willing to help fellow students. Their outstanding contributions make them an asset to have in any class or lab. As individuals, Dylan and Kegan are well deserving of this award.

Margaret  (Maggie) Woytowich

CFUW Victoria - Doreen Sutherland Award in Technology

Donated by Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria

This award is to encourage women to pursue careers in Engineering by providing an award to a female student in good standing studying in any one of Camosun's Engineering Programmes.

Maggie is a thoughtful and friendly person, who works hard to achieve strong results. She is very well-liked by her peers and has great potential to go far in her field.

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Culinary Arts

John Ullstrom

Sysco Award

Donated by Sysco Canada

Awarded to an apprentice student who has completed the Professional Cook 1 Apprenticeship program at Camosun College. The recipient has demonstrated a positive attitude and passion for the trade and has achieved above average marks.

John balanced travelling from Quadra most weekends and maintained a commitment to the learning goals. He has a keen and inquisitive mind, coupled with an excellent work ethic and desire to learn. Jon embraced online learning vigorously and always came prepared with a good plan to complete his practical assignments. He is the consummate well-grounded team player and helped to create a consistently positive learning environment. Well done, John!

Jesse Armstrong

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Scholarship

Donated by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Awarded to a Professional Cook Foundation 1 apprentice who has shown great progress, with exemplary attitude, and has consistently demonstrated a desire to learn while achieving above average marks. Professional Cook 2 apprenticeship -  Awarded to a student who has completed Professional Cook 2 apprenticeship has maintained a high grade point average and showed very good progress. The recipient will continue on to the Professional Cook 3 program to complete the Red Seal Certification.

Jesse demonstrated a natural ability for all aspects of the Culinary Arts. She was dedicated to her self guided learning and passionate in her practical work. She came to us to expand her understanding of the cook trade for her own business with her partner cooking alone for very hungry surveyors up north. She demonstrated a great deal of maturity and exhibited natural leadership abilities. Jesse exemplifies all the professional qualities we are looking for in the industry. We wish her continued success with her camps and look forward to continuing to facilitate her growth as a dedicated cooking professional.

Carson Sinclair

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Scholarship

Donated by

Awarded to a Professional Cook 2 Foundation apprentice who has shown great progress, with exemplary attitude, and has consistently demonstrated a desire to learn while achieving above average marks.

Carson has embodied a good attitude and professionalism through his PC1 and PC2 journey. Carson has consistently demonstrated focus and skill as well as being a helpful mentor to other students. Carson is and will continue to be a valuable asset to any Kitchen he works in.

Frankie Prior

Jessica Crotty Memorial Award

Donated by Audrey Meister

Awarded to a deserving Camosun Culinary Student who shows passion for cooking and the culinary arts.

Frankie has demonstrated a desire to learn throughout the apprenticeship and has achieved very high marks. Frankie has a positive attitude and has shown great improvement from the beginning, each year gaining the knowledge and confidence to become a good cook. Frankie has a calm and relaxed demeanour and has demonstrated a strong work ethic and a real passion for the Culinary Arts. Congratulations and best wishes!

Stephan Roh

Thomas John Ferris Memorial Award for Culinary Arts

Donated by The Victoria Foundation

Awarded to a self-motivated student who is passionate about cooking and learning. They will have shown job-related social skills including leadership, positive attitude, enthusiasm, respect and ability to work well as part of a team. Students may apply for this award by including a reference letter from a current or former employer, or Faculty may nominate a student by including a letter of recommendation.

Stephan has successfully completed his red seal in the Culinary Arts due to his love and passion for the trade along with a great attitude towards learning. Stephan constantly strives to improve his learning by asking great questions from his Instructor and moving out of his comfort zone to try new things. He was always an active participant in extra duties and carried out his assigned learning tasks with efficiency and attention to detail. He is a member of the Culinary Federation and actively engages in community outreach initiatives along with helping his Chef mentor in a new condiment start-up company here in Victoria. Congratulations Stephan

Morgan MacDonald

B&C Food Distributors Ian Evans Memorial Award

Donated by B & C Food Distributors

Awarded to an apprentice who has achieved the Professional Cook 1 Certificate of Qualification with above average results while demonstrating great work ethics, positive attitude and great potential in the cooking trade. This award will go towards the registration cost of Professional Cook 2 Program. In memory of Ian Evans, who was a senior manager and the first employee hired by B&C. Ian was always a strong mentor to young people in our organization and this will be one way in which we can honour that memory.

Morgan completed PC1 with excellent marks in both Practical and Technical training. Morgan brought great professionalism skills and a very self-directed, positive attitude to the environment. We wish Morgan the very best of success in PC2.

Maggie Wallace

B&C Food Distributors Ian Evans Memorial Award

Donated by B & C Food Distributors

Awarded to an apprentice who has achieved the Professional Cook 1 Certificate of Qualification with above average results while demonstrating great work ethics, positive attitude and great potential in the cooking trade. This award will go towards the registration cost of Professional Cook 2 Program. In memory of Ian Evans, who was a senior manager and the first employee hired by B&C. Ian was always a strong mentor to young people in our organization and this will be one way in which we can honour that memory.

Maggie is a hard working yet humble chef in the making. She is a member of the Lil’wat Nation and an apprentice at the Lil’wat conference center in Whistler. She has just completed the second year of cook apprenticeship with Chef Felix Breault and I hear she is a role model in the kitchen and leads by example. Maggie completed the online technical training with very good results. Her strong work ethic and hard work have paid off. Well-done Maggie! We look forward to seeing you complete your Red Seal.

Adam Schwann

The Canadian Culinary Federation-Victoria Award

Donated by Canadian Culinary Federation Victoria

Awarded to a second-year apprentice in the Culinary Arts Program who has a final grade above average, and demonstrated punctuality with strong interpersonal and communication skills. The recipient must have demonstrated a passion for the culinary industry and be a current member of the Canadian Culinary Federation and actively engage in the hospitality industry through work or volunteering.

Adam was chosen for this award due to his extremely high overall attitude, dedication to the cook trade, work ethic and professionalism. He always challenged his Instructor with meaningful discussions related to his career and professional practice. Adam achieved high overall marks and was always active in class discussions. He always performed the related tasks with skill, speed and attention to detail. Adam was and is a great mentor to his peers throughout levels one and two. See you in Level 3 Apprenticeship when your busy schedule permits. Job well done. Adam is an excellent example of a learner who is learning for learning's sake.

Natasha Czuber

Professional Cook Apprenticeship Level 1 Best Overall RAV Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to an apprentice who has completed the Professional Cook 1 Apprenticeship Program with demonstrated academic excellence, superior practical skills and strong leadership skills.

Natasha worked extremely hard to reach a level of excellence in such a short period of time. She diligently put in many extra hours at home to excel in the theory and daily planning of practical assignments. She consistently scored at the top of her class on tests. Natasha also demonstrated good investment in the growth and organization of her practical skills, her drive for perfection in flavour and a personal touch in her cooking were evident in her emotional investment in every single assignment.

Dorian Breau

Professional Cook Foundation Level 2 Best Overall RAV Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student who has completed all levels of the Professional Cook Foundation Program with amazing improvement and strong work ethics. Good attendance, confirmed technical expertise and potential to succeed in the industry are also considered in the selection.

Dorian has completed both PC 1 and PC 2 with exemplary results. Dorian has been a model student with a great desire to learn, a professional attitude and an ability to always go above and beyond. I would say that Dorian has gone from 0 – 60 since starting the program. Dorian would make an excellent member of any kitchen team. Excellent work Dorian.

Nicholas Correia

Professional Cook Apprenticeship Level 3 Best Overall RAV Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student who has completed Level 3 of the Professional Cook Apprenticeship Program with demonstrated academic excellence, superior practical and strong leadership skills.

Nicholas has completed Level 3 Apprenticeship with high overall grades, coming to Camosun from VIU he demonstrated a strong work ethic, excellent communication abilities and drive to perfect his assigned learning tasks and did so in a highly regarded professional attitude on a daily basis. Nicholas was always available to help his peers and perform extra tasks in the class when needed. After class, he would spend time with his peers clarifying assignments and helping them to achieve a higher level of understanding. Well done Nicholas.

Rebecca Marshall    

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Knud Reinholt Boelt

Awarded to a student in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical.

Rebecca has completed the cook Red Seal with demonstrated a strong work ethic and positive attitude throughout her apprenticeship, achieving above average marks. Rebecca is a natural leader who possesses the qualities of a first-class chef. Her future looks very bright and we wish her the very best.

Electrical Trades

Stefan Linge

Slegg Building Materials Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Slegg Building Materials

Awarded to a Camosun College student in the Electrical Trades Program. The recipient will demonstrate commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining a GPA of 3 (C+) or higher.

Stefan achieved 97% in Level 4 electrical Apprenticeship and did so while being an active and helpful participant in class. He was always willing to help others and advocate for classmates. Well done Stefan!

Isaac Hilman

Western Joint Electrical Award

Donated by Western Joint Electrical Training Society

Criteria: Awarded to the top 3rd year Electrical Apprentice for academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation

Isaac Hilman was consistently a high achiever. He regularly made significant contributions to the class and he very much deserves his excellent result in this course of 97%. Congrats Isaac!

Lewis Seagram

Emery Electric Ltd. 1st Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Emery Electric Ltd.

Awarded to the top 1st year Electrical Apprentice for academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation.

Lewis Seagram did exceptionally well this term. He had the highest overall grade, great attitude and was one of the most active participators. Well done Lewis, we look forward to your success in the next level!

Khang Nguyenn

Emery Electric Ltd. 2nd Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Emery Electric Ltd.

Awarded to the top 2nd year Electrical Apprentice for academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation

Khang was an English second language student so he explained that sometimes he didn't understand the language well. That didn't stop him from graduating with a distinction of 97%! He was also very helpful in the class sessions with his peers. Congratulations Khang and well done!

Zoe Deneault

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Electrical

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student in Electrical Trades achieving satisfactory marks in the learning of building construction trades.

Zoe was focused and intent on learning and is definitely one of the more conscientious and organized students I have worked with. Zoe was very sincere about achieving well in the Foundation Program and also took the Covid-19 protocol very seriously, as it should be. Zoe was one of those students who assisted me greatly in achieving my own personal teaching goals by asking formidable questions about the course material and the electrical trade. These more challenging questions sometimes had me seeking further resources in order to give a more informed answer, thereby improving my own resource material and lesson plans to benefit future classes. Zoe commuted from Nanaimo, which spoke to me about how motivated she must have been to participate in an electrical course at Camosun College. Zoe achieved a 97% overall average in the Foundations Program.

Taylor Waterman

Trades Training - Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Camosun College - School of Trades & Technology

Awarded to a Camosun College students in the Electrical Trades Program. The recipient has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining good academic standing.

Taylor has been an outstanding student who achieved an overall average of 99% in Level 3 Electrical Apprenticeship. Taylor was fully engaged in his studies and class participation all of which were reflected in his near-perfect marks. Well done Taylor, we look forward to seeing you for Level 4 and Red Seal Certification!

Stefan Linge

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Knud Reinholt Boelt

Awarded to a student in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical.

Stefan achieved 97% in Level 4 electrical Apprenticeship and did so while being an active and helpful participant in class. He was always willing to help others and advocate for classmates. Well done Stefan!

Noel Norberto Richard Plasencia 

Rodger Hargreaves Memorial Award

Donated by Kathy Hargreaves

The Rodger Hargreaves Memorial Award is awarded to an outstanding SIP student who successfully completes level 2 training.

Noel has the highest GPA as a second year student with 96%.  He was a SIP student in 2018S from Spectrum.  In his first year for Electrical Apprenticeship, he had 95%, he is currently registered in his level 3. 

Zoe Denault

CFUW Victoria Trades Anniversary Award

Donated by Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria

This award is to recognize women who are studying in one of the following non-traditional Trade programs: Carpentry, Electrical, Metal and Mechanical, Plumbing/Pipe Fitting/Refrigeration. The recipient shall be a mature female student who has completed the Foundation or first year of an Apprenticeship program, is continuing her studies and training at Camosun, has a proven passion for her chosen Trades career and is an inspiration to fellow students. To be award in 2016-17 year (for the first time)

Zoe was focused and intent on learning and is definitely one of the more conscientious and organized students I have worked with. Zoe was very sincere about achieving well in the Foundation Program and also took the Covid-19 protocol very seriously, as it should be. Zoe was one of those students who assisted me greatly in achieving my own personal teaching goals by asking formidable questions about the course material and the electrical trade. These more challenging questions sometimes had me seeking further resources in order to give a more informed answer, thereby improving my own resource material and lesson plans to benefit future classes. Zoe commuted from Nanaimo, which spoke to me about how motivated she must have been to participate in an electrical course at Camosun College. Zoe achieved a 97% overall average in the Foundations Program.

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Electronics Engineering

Hang Shi

Electronics & Computer Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun College - International

Awarded to an international student in Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology program who has the highest academic standing

It is not always easy to be an international student. In addition to having to master complicated coursework, a person has to master it in a language not their first. Hang Shi’s outstanding achievement in the electronics program is evidence of his talent and discipline. Hang Shi is an extremely attentive student who invested himself entirely in all aspects of learning. Equally skillful in both the classroom and the laboratory, he never failed to impress. His instructors often needed time to formulate responses to Hang Shi’s insightful questions, which demonstrated his deep understanding of the course material. Congratulations on earning the Electronics & Computer Engineering International Student Award, Hang Shi!

Jose Figueroa

The FTS Award of Excellence

Donated by Forestry Technology Systems Inc. (FTS Inc.)

Awarded to the top graduate of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Access program who exhibits strong academic skills and has a hard work ethic.

Jose Figueroa is very deserving of this award. He is always striving to fully understand the material in both the labs and in the classroom and works very hard. Likewise, he is active about his education--specifically, he is great at following through when challenged with problems that don't come together on the first try. Congratulations Jose!

Michael Underwood

Reliable Controls Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology of Excellence Award

Donated by Reliable Controls Ltd.

Awarded to the top graduate of Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology program who has demonstrated excellent academic performance and an attitude and conduct that exemplifies that of an Engineering Technologist.

Michael is a most deserving winner of the Reliable Controls Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology of Excellence Award. His grades, evidence of his top-notch academic ability, are uniformly fabulous. Michael’s soft-spoken demeanour hides a razor sharp intelligence and a keenly creative mind. In labs, Michael calmly and efficiently met all requirements and then went on to exceed them, all the while providing support to his peers. With his skills in both practical and academic realms, Michael presents the ideal balance for a successful technologist. We are confident he will perform outstandingly in his new career and wish him the very best.

Fukuya Suga

Tecnet Computer Network Electronics Technician Achievement Award

Donated by Tecnet Canada Inc.

Awarded to a Computer Network Electronics Technician graduate who has achieved a high academic standing and demonstrated superior technical skill in the program.

Fukuya Suga is a hardworking and very capable student. He maintained a keen interest in all of his courses and often asked thought provoking questions about his course topics. We hope that he will return in the fall to complete the Computer Network Electronics Technician, Advanced Certificate program.

Jessica Guenter

Exceptional Women in Electronics or Electrical Engineering Technology program

Donated by Camosun College School of Trades and Technology

Awarded to a female student who is in a second-year program of Electronics or Electrical Engineering at Camosun College who has excellent attendance, provides leadership to fellow students and has enthusiasm for her studies.

Jess is an extremely hardworking student who makes it a priority to work through all details of lab activities and problem sets to ensure that she completely understands the material. Her thoroughness demonstrates her determination to succeed. Jess is very reliable and can be depended upon to complete assignments on time. She is a focused and motivated student who is generous in her support of her classmates.

Silas Jantzen

Award of Excellence in Electronics or Electrical Engineering Technology program

Donated by Camosun College School of Trades and Technology

Awarded to an Electronics or Electrical Engineering student with high academic standing who has shown consistently good work habits and who works well with others.

Silas is a top-notch student with a strong work ethic. He enjoys delving into engineering problems and frequently exceeds lab requirements with his own extensions and investigations. Through the pandemic year, Silas was a great support to his classmates and his instructors by smoothing technical access problems and by participating in online meetings so actively. Silas is an extremely high-achieving student. In the lab, he brings focus to all his tasks. His reports and assignments are things of beauty and are frequently stored by his instructors as examples of excellence.

Avian Marinakis

ASTTBC BC Hydro Technology Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation

Awarded to a full-time student in Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. The recipient must have achieved a solid academic record and contributed in a positive way to campus life and/or the community at large. To be eligible to receive an ASTTBC Foundation bursary or award, recipients must be a full-time student and a member of ASTTBC.

Avian is one of the best students of this year’s cohort as one can see from his A+ GPA over 2 terms.   Not only is he a quick study, but he also works hard and asks insightful questions.  Avian’s performance in the lab is as exemplary as is his command of theory. He has supported his peers by volunteering to help other students as much as possible.  Since he is always prepared for his classes and labs and is eager to learn at all times, he will make an outstanding technologist.

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Mechanical Engineering

Santiago Castro Joya

Mechanical Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun College - International

Awarded to an international student in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program who has the highest academic standing.

Santiago is polite, cheerful and pleasant to be around. He is cooperative, willing to learn, has a strong sense of responsibility and strives hard to do his best. Santiago is smart, articulate and acutely aware of what needs to be done and how to do it correctly.

Mason Lutz

JS Foster Corp Award

Donated by J.S. Foster Corporation

Awarded to the top first year student in Mechanical Engineering Technology who will be entering the 2nd year of the program.

Mason can be counted on to be one of the first to complete an assignment or project, and his careful work and clear approach to problem solving will serve him well in his career.

Connor McGrady

Scott Plastics Award

Donated by Scott Plastics Ltd.

Awarded for outstanding achievement by a 2nd year student in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program who plan to continue in the bridging program for a Bachelor’s degree

Connor is a brilliant student who is an absolute pleasure to teach.  He is a quiet and focused student whose work is of very high quality.  He is very independent and will research topics to make sure he has a profound understanding of what's being discussed.  Connor received the Best Technical Project Award for his capstone work in 2020.

Reid Turner

Adam Ayers Memorial Award

Donated by Mary Aulin

Awarded to a student that demonstrates excellence in Mechanical Engineering Technology showing academic excellence, outstanding teamwork with fellow students and a strong desire to help create a better future for others.

Reid is meticulous in his coursework and has a good grasp of course material. He is energetic and eager to succeed, industrious to learn, works very hard and is well organized. He is well-liked by his fellow students for his enthusiasm in helping others. Reid can see the big picture quickly and then drop down into the "weeds" to get the details right.

Angus Boyd-Porter

Adam Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Donated by Rick S. Johnston

Awarded to a Mechanical Engineering Technology student who has participated in the Co-op program, demonstrated high academic achievement, exceptional aptitude in the Mechanical Engineering area, and superior potential for a career in Mechanical Engineering

Angus is a fantastic student with a strong work ethic. He treats his friends and instructors with respect. Angus is polite, cheerful, and pleasant. He is cooperative, willing to learn and never feels hopeless. He has the courage to face a challenge.

Jeanette Bates

David Baade Scholarship Endowment Fund

Donated by Virginia MacDonald

Awarded to a Mechanical Engineering Technology student who has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership qualities in completing their 1st year of studies.

Jenny is one of the top 1st year students. She is very motivated and has demonstrated a thorough understanding of engineering concepts. Jenny's academic knowledge, combined with the skills to translate concepts into actual objects, makes her a powerhouse in the field of design and manufacturing.

Caleb Liggett

ASTTBC Award of Excellence

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation

Awarded to a student in any one of Camosun's Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology who has shown exceptional commitment to community service and is applying their technology education through volunteerism. To be eligible to receive an ASTTBC Foundation bursary or award, recipients must be a full-time student and a member of ASTTBC.

Caleb is intelligent, calm, and hard working. He is extremely focused and attentive to detail. He is keenly interested in his subjects. He has a serious attitude towards his studies and works hard to improve himself. He is a hardworking student who possesses a genuine zeal for learning and independence. Caleb's ability to understand engineering concepts and apply creativity in finding solutions will lead to an interesting career in mechanical engineering.

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Motor Vehicle & Metal Trades

Deejay Valenzuela,

United Engineering Award of Excellence in Metal Fabrication

Donated by United Engineering Ltd.

Awarded to a metal fabrication apprentice who has demonstrated the greatest initiative to succeed in the trade.

Deejay works hard and is dedicated to his trade. He has been working at Accord Metal Craft for over 5 years and plans to continue for many more years to come.

Slade Stockill

Viking Air Sheet Metal Foundation Program Award

Donated by Viking Air Limited

Awarded to a student in the Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation Program. Preference will be given to a student with the top grade point average in the Precision/Aircraft section.

Having an overall average of 96% in his shop work, Slade showed excellent hand skills, attention to detail and a keen aptitude towards precision work. He was a pleasure to have in class and work with.

Dylan Thorpe

TruckPro / P.M. Industries Heavy Mechanical Award

Donated by PM Industries Ltd.

Awarded to the top student in the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Dylan was one of the top students in his HMT Foundation class. He scored high marks in theory and even higher marks in the practical portions of the program. His great attitude towards learning all he could about mechanical repair will serve him well in the future. Respect by his peers and his instructors, Dylan is a deserving recipient of the PM Industries award.

Dane Schoor

Sheet Metal Workers - Local 276 Award Foundation Program Award

Donated by Sheet Metal Workers Loc No. 276

Awarded to the top overall student in the Sheet Metal Foundation Program; $350

Dane finished the Sheet Metal Foundation program top of his class with a mark of 94%. He is a dedicated and naturally talented student. He will do well in a career in his chosen field.

Donovan Rush,

Ken MacDonald Sheet Metal Local 276 Apprenticeship Memorial Award

Donated by Sheet Metal Workers Loc No. 276

Awarded to the student with the highest overall marks in the 4th year of Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Training

“The stand out student for me would be Donovan Rush. He completed his 4th year in April/ May of 2020 with an outstanding 95% overall. Donovan is an excellent tradesman who excels in the shop as well as in the classroom. He is also a caring individual who was happy to lend a hand to those who were having difficulties. He is a true asset to the trade,” said Donovan’s instructor, Kevin Strelaeff

Caeden Bimb

The Doug Wellwood Memorial Automotive Award

Donated by Studebaker Drivers Club Vancouver Island Chapter

Awarded to a Camosun College Automotive student who demonstrates excellent work and either enrolls in further courses leading to employment in the automotive repair sector or obtains an apprenticeship in the automotive repair sector. Preference will be given for a student with a demonstrated interest in the repair or restoration of historic vehicles. The award recipient will be invited to attend a meeting of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Studebaker Driver's club.

Caeden successfully completed the Automotive Foundation Program in April 2021 with a practical shop mark of 94% and perfect attendance. Throughout the class, Caeden demonstrated a keen desire to learn as much as he could about all facets of current automotive technology. He also spoke passionately about working on old vehicles and the work he was doing on his vintage Ford Maverick. He is definitely a worthy recipient of the Doug Wellwood Memorial Automotive Award.

James McNab,

Rotary Club of Saanich Metal Fabrication Award

Donated by Rotary Club of Saanich

Awarded to a metal fabrication apprentice who demonstrates hard work while maintaining good marks.

James achieved a 95% overall grade for level 1 and some of his shop projects were kept as examples of perfection.

John Nguyen

Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Apprentice Award

Donated by The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation

Awarded to an apprentice student in the Automotive Service Technician program who shows high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and a positive attitude.

John completed his Level 1 apprenticeship training in November 2020 with an outstanding grade of 96%. John demonstrated a high level of focus and desire to learn, with marks have that have consistently been at or near the top of the class. Through his ability to critically analyze and question what was presented in the classroom, he helped to lead the class to a deeper understanding of automotive theories. It was a pleasure to have John in the class and work with him in the shop, his attitude and manner positively influenced the learning environment.

Min Ren

Victoria Midas Award

Donated by Victoria Midas

Awarded to a mature Automotive Technician apprentice that has demonstrated enthusiasm and determination to achieve a high level of competence as an automotive service technician. Note: For this award, mature student is defined as over the age of 28.

Min successfully completed his Level 4 apprenticeship training in April 2021, becoming a Certified Red-Seal Automotive Service technician. Through dedication and perseverance, Min overcame challenges over the years to complete his apprenticeship training, consistently demonstrating a strong desire to learn all he could about automotive technology and repair. His great attitude, drive to know more and become a top-level technician surely make him a deserving recipient of the Victoria Midas Award.

Christopher Findlow

Schnitzer Welding Apprenticeship Award

Donated by Schnitzer Steel Canada Ltd.

Awarded to the top Welding Apprentice student.

Chris was a genuine pleasure to instruct and a very deserving of the Welding Apprentice of the year award. He displayed a keenness to learn all he could while attending Camosun College, and his attendance was perfect. Chris worked very hard in his practical and theory scoring an average mark with his Theory exams of 85% and his practical exams of 88%.

Nicholas Vander-Meulen

Early Ford V8 Club Award

Donated by Early Ford V8 Club, Regional Group # 109

Awarded to a deserving student in the Automotive Technician Program.

Nick attended the Automotive Service Technician Foundation program, from August 2020 till March 2021. His talents were certainly noticed while in class. He was always ready to help others that may have been struggling with certain tasks. He achieved a high practical mark due to his support for others and for his strong understanding of the automotive industry. Nick is a deserving recipient of the Early Ford V8 Club Award.

Christopher Elliott

Tannaar Reeves Sheet Metal Memorial Award

Donated by Dyan Spink

Awarded to the top overall student in the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program who has shown the most improvement through their hard work, innovation and perseverance.

Chris has always been an enjoyable student through his 4 years of apprentice training. He is very dedicated to his studies, always making sure he has a clear understanding of the content area. Chris has consistently worked hard in his studies and has greatly increased his knowledge of sheet metal. The result has been a drastic increase in his grades. He is currently finishing his level 4 training with a 91% average while preparing for his Reseal exam.

Stephen McKeand

Alan Hutchinson Memorial Award

Donated by Patricia Hutchinson

Awarded to a graduating student of the Heavy Duty Mechanical Program. The intention of the award is to assist students to purchase tools that will assist them in preparation for their mechanical careers.

Stephen graduated from the HMT Foundation program in 2020 with one of the top marks in almost every category. His determination and energy put in to see his shop projects completed successfully was a pleasure to observe. He truly went above and beyond in everything he did during the program. On behalf of Al Hutchinson, it gives me great pleasure to present this award to Stephen.

Jayden Poland 

Alan Hutchinson Memorial Award

Donated by Patricia Hutchinson

Awarded to a graduating student of the Heavy Duty Mechanical Program. The intention of the award is to assist students to purchase tools that will assist them in preparation for their mechanical careers.

Jayden completed Level 3, Level 4 and the Interprovincial Exam within the last year. He was at or near the top of the class in every subject throughout his training at Camosun. No doubt he will be grateful to receive such a generous award to offset the expensive tooling he will need to purchase as his career as a Truck Transport Mechanic continues to evolve. I am happy to present the Al Hutchinson Award for 2021 to Jayden.

Sean Curran

Vintage Car Club of Canada, Victoria Chapter, R. Lawrence Memorial Award

Donated by The Vintage Car Club of Canada, Victoria Chapter

Awarded to a student who has achieved high theory and practical marks in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program.

Sean completed the 7-month long Foundation program in September 2020, with an overall grade of 95%. Sean consistently demonstrated a strong desire to learn all he could about automotive technology and repair, completing all assigned tasks expediently while sparing time to work on his own project vehicle. His focus and excellent attitude, along with his active participation in class and in the shop enhanced the learning environment for others. Sean is on track for a successful career in the automotive industry and a worthy recipient of the VCC/Robert Lawrence Memorial award.

Fred Miles

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Lorna Blackwell

Awarded to a student who perpetuated the ideals that Wayne Blackwell exemplified by providing encouragement and recognition to Automotive Entry Level students who have shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance. Awarded to one or more students.

Fred completed his Level 1 apprenticeship training in Sept 2020 with an overall mark of 94%. Fred demonstrated an exceptional ability to apply classroom knowledge to practical skills in the shop. Fred’s leadership skills and ability to follow instructions are attributes which employers are always hoping to find in an employee. We wish Fred the best of luck in his future endeavours in the automotive industry.

Sarah Ferguson

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Lorna Blackwell

Awarded to a student who perpetuated the ideals that Wayne Blackwell exemplified by providing encouragement and recognition to Automotive Entry Level students who have shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance. Awarded to one or more students.

When Sarah first entered the Automotive shop here at Camosun, we knew right away that she was going to excel throughout the course. Her mindfulness dedication to detail and her drive led her towards the highest practical and the highest theory mark in her class. Any automotive repair facility would be privileged to have this young technician as part of their team. Congratulations Sarah, you are more than deserving of the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award.

Levi Shram

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Lorna Blackwell

Awarded to a student who perpetuated the ideals that Wayne Blackwell exemplified by providing encouragement and recognition to Automotive Entry Level students who have shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance. Awarded to one or more students.

Levi was a student in the Automotive Service Technician program. When the pandemic occurred In March of 2020. The dedication and acceptance this class brought forth as we shifted our program to an online platform were appreciated. We were uncertain of our outcomes early on, but Levi and his classmates persevered. With this change, Levi still achieved extremely high marks in our class as he was one of the top Foundation technicians. Congratulations Levi, you are a well deserving recipient of the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award.

Nathan Porter

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Lorna Blackwell

Awarded to a student who perpetuated the ideals that Wayne Blackwell exemplified by providing encouragement and recognition to Automotive Entry Level students who have shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance. Awarded to one or more students.

Nathan completed the 7-month long Foundation program in September 2020, with an overall grade of 95%, continually demonstrating a high level of dedication to learning and succeeding in the program. His focused yet relaxed manner was a welcome presence in the shop, he completed assigned tasks competently while continually developing his skills and knowledge. Nathan is very deserving recipient of the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award.

Tanner Browne

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Metal

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student who achieved satisfactory marks in the learning of Metal trades.

Tanner has always shown hard work and dedication to his studies. He is always appreciative to learn new things, which makes him a great student. Tanner has just completed his level 4 training and currently writing his Red Seal exam.

Zoe M Hunt-St Louis

Trades Training - Metal Trades Award

Donated by Camosun College - School of Trades & Technology

Awarded to a Camosun College student in the Metal Trades Programs. The recipient has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining good academic standing.

Zoe displayed a high level of commitment to her Foundation Welding program and was a bright and cheerful presence in her time training to be a welder. Zoe’s ability to undertake diligent hard work in her pursuit to become the best welder in her class practical and theory wise in which she achieved successfully! A true pleasure to instruct! Zoe will do very well in her future Metal Trades career.

Reily Wilson,

Accord Metal Fabrication Award of Excellence

Donated by Patrick Brown

Awarded to the foundation student best displaying competent metal fabrication skills combined with an exemplary ability to read and interpret fabrication drawings.

Reily always worked hard and always did the extras, he maintained an above class grade average in theory, shop and overall.

Justus Lang

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program or the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Justus attended the Automotive Foundation program from March 2020 to Sept 2020. As an instructor, I found Justus to be enthusiastic, polite and always ready to get started on the next topic in the classroom or project in the shop. Justus’s contributions to group conversations were well thought out and a valuable source of information to the class. His focus and dedication earned him an overall final mark of 91%. Well done Justus! Congratulations Justus, we are happy to present you the Arthur Jones Memorial award.

Clifford Thompson

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program or the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Clifford Thompson came to Camosun entering his Level 1 Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship training in September of 2020. Completing his level 1, he then moved into level 2 ten weeks later. Completing his level two with an exceptionally high mark he has now successfully completed his level 3 apprenticeship with honours in May of 2021. This dedicated husband and father ventured from Bella Coola for each of his training levels. We are happy to award you the Arthur Jones Memorial Award. Congratulations Cliff you are more than deserving of this award.

Caeden Watkins

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program or the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Caeden completed Level 4 of his apprentice training in December 2020. Throughout his four years at Camosun, he demonstrated a desire to learn to become a top technician. His level of focus in the final year of his Red-Seal training was excellent, enabling him to achieve a top grade of 95%. It has been great to see Caeden’s knowledge and abilities grow over the years, he has become a fine technician.

Aubrey Borth

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a student in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program or the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Aubrey has been a Camosun student for many levels and he has shown us that perseverance and dedication go a long way. Aubrey was seen on Campus after-hours studying in preparation for the next day’s exam. He would not hesitate to ask for assistance when he was having difficulties with a topic. Aubrey would often help other classmates with a subject when he truly understood the topic. For a student to understand and then assist others to say a lot about this technician. Completing his final year with an above 90% grade tells you a lot about the dedication of this now Journeyman. Congratulations Aubrey, you are a well deserving recipient of the Arthur John Jones Memorial Award.

Sean Kuropatwa

BC Transit Emerging Leader in Heavy Duty Mechanic Award

Donated by

Awarded to a Heavy Duty Mechanic Foundation student who demonstrates attention to safety, shows interest in sustainability, displays strong teamwork, is helpful and polite, demonstrates integrity and has shown community involvement.

Sean graduated from the HMT Foundation program in 2020 with the overall top marks in every category. His positive attitude in mechanical operation and repair made it a pleasure to work with him every day. Sean demonstrated a genuine desire to work safely and help fellow classmates succeed in the program. On behalf of BC Transit, it gives me great pleasure to have Sean receive this award.

Gillian De Valk

BC Transit Emerging Leader Woman in Trades Training, Heavy Duty Mechanic Award

Donated by

Awarded to a female Heavy Duty Mechanic Foundation student who demonstrates attention to safety, shows interest in sustainability, displays strong teamwork, is helpful and polite, demonstrates integrity and has shown community involvement.

Gillian demonstrated a genuine desire to absorb all of the classroom information and shop procedures concerning mechanical repair. Her near perfect attendance illustrated her determination to someday become a heavy duty mechanic apprentice. Gillian is a most deserving recipient of the BC Transit Emerging Leader Woman award.

Welding

Construction Trades Foundation ICBA Award of Excellence

Donated by Independent Contractors and Business Association of BC

Awarded to a trades student with all-round good performance in the Electrical or Welding Foundation programs.

 

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Nautical

Matt Taccogna

Watchkeeping Mate Award of Excellence

Donated by Thermopylae Club

Awarded to the Watchkeeping Mate Student with the highest aggregate marks on the Transport Canada Examinations.

Matt was my student at SCS4 course, he was working in the Navy in one of the submarines and decided to pursue a career in the merchant navy by getting a Watch Keeping Mate (WKM) certificate. He was an excellent student who really tried hard to complete the course successfully and he is in the process of getting a WKM certificate.

Rachel Colquhoun

Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society Featherby Award

Donated by Victoria / Esquimalt Harbour Society

Awarded to a student completing Camosun's Trades Skills Foundation Core Program in Marine Skills, who demonstrates outstanding potential for a career in marine trades.

Rachel, who moved from Halifax to Victoria to find new opportunities, and I had a couple of courses with her, she was smart, determined and hardworking, she had a Master 60 tonnes certificate but she was looking for a higher certificate as Master 150 tonnes, she was asking great questions during the class showing her high level of understanding of the marine industry and I am sure she will keep growing up in the industry.

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Plumbing & Pipe Trades

Jeff Tryon

Slegg Building Materials Plumbing & Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Slegg Building Materials

Awarded to a Camosun College student in the Plumbing & Pipe Trades Program. The recipient has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining a GPA of 3 (C+) or higher.

Jeff has a great understanding of Plumbing and Gasfitting and was a great addition to the class.  Thank you for being a great student Jeff. 

David Young

Andrew Sheret Ltd. Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation Award

Donated by Andrew Sheret Limited

Awarded to the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Foundation Program student who has demonstrated the greatest motivation to succeed in their field.

David is an excellent student, he has an incredible aptitude for the trade which was evidenced by his high grades and outstanding workmanship in practical projects.  He was a leader amongst his peers in the classroom and demonstrated a high desire to succeed. 

Kevin Walsh

Andrew Sheret Ltd. Plumbing & Pipe Trades Apprentice Award

Donated by Andrew Sheret Limited

Awarded to the Apprentice student in the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Department who has demonstrated the greatest motivation to succeed in their field.

Kevin has a real desire to succeed and shows great motivation, always wanting to help and help others. Kevin will make a great tradesman. 

Brody Coulter

Vancouver Island Piping Industry Award

Donated by Local 324 Plumbers & Pipe VI Joint Training Committee

Awarded to the top 4th year student in the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.

Brody was consistently the top achiever in his Plumber Level 4 class and he showed strong aptitude in both the practical and theory.

Michael Fisher

Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

Donated by Local 324 Plumbers & Pipe VI Joint Training Cmtte

Awarded to the student from the senior class, who has shown the highest aptitude and practical proficiency in the Sprinkler Installer Program.

Great student who was always keen to learn!

 Gordon Aikman

Seaspan Victoria Shipyard Award

Donated by Seaspan Marine Corporation

Awarded to the best all-round Steamfitters/Pipefitter.

Gordon did level 3 and 4 in 2020, great work! 

Colin Diggins

Scott Bryant Memorial Sprinkler Fitter Award

Donated by William Bryant

Awarded to a Sprinkler Fitter student who has demonstrated high academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation. Also demonstrates good working relationships with colleagues and fellow students.

Excellent learner whose achievement and performance was always top-notch.

Leslie Mahoney

Scott Bryant Memorial Foundations in Pipe Trades Award

Donated by William Bryant

Awarded to a Foundations student in Pipe Trades, who has demonstrated high academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation. Also demonstrates good working relationships with colleagues and fellow students.

Leslie is a dedicated and motivated student, who showed a great deal of leadership and drive to succeed in the program.  She consistently achieved high grades and produced excellent quality work while in the Foundations program.  Leslie demonstrated a positive attitude was keen to learn new things and was always willing to mentor her classmates and help her instructors with projects in the shop. 

 Kaycie Mosley 

EMCO Corporation Award for the Top 1st Year Plumbing Apprentice

Donated by EMCO Corporation

Awarded to the top 1st year plumbing apprentice for academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation

Kaycie showed a real commitment to excellence and interest in learning the plumbing trade, from online attendance and participation in class and her aptitude with practical projects. Great job.

William Allan

EMCO HVAC Teammate of the Year Award

Donated by Emco HVAC Victoria

Awarded to a student in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning program at Camosun College who demonstrates teamwork in class, is engaged in the community and is in good academic standing.

Will was a very diligent student. His commitment to excellence was evident to all. He was always ready to help other students.

Krista Buzzeo

EMCO HVAC Teammate of the Year Award

Donated by Emco HVAC Victoria

Awarded to a student in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning program at Camosun College who demonstrates teamwork in class, is engaged in the community and is in good academic standing.

Krista loved to learn. She was always ready to take on new projects. Her love of the trade and enthusiasm was an encouragement to many.

Ryan Orrick

Gasfitter Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

Donated by Technical Safety BC

Awarded to the gasfitting apprentice who has demonstrated high academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitudes and motivation.

Ryan was a great student and facilitator in class, he always wanted to know the whole concept which made for great discussion and learning for the whole class.  Good job Ryan. 

Alex De Sousa

Gasfitter Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

Donated by Technical Safety BC

Awarded to the gasfitting apprentice who has demonstrated high academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitudes and motivation.

Alex displayed a strong motivation to succeed in his field and was a please to have as a student. Well done, Alex.

Danelle Campbell

William G. Brown Memorial Award

Donated by Patrick Brown

Awarded to a student in the Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation Certificate Program who demonstrates a strong aptitude and desire to succeed in a piping-related career.

Danelle is an excellent student who was inquisitive and engaged and passionate about the learning journey.  Despite being delayed by the pandemic in completing her practical projects, Danelle spent her summer fighting forest fires, only to return to finish at the top of her class.  Danelle was well liked by her instructors and peers and was a pleasure to teach, we look forward to seeing her back for level 2! 

Neil Campbell

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Plumbing

Donated by Camosun College - Foundation

Awarded to a Student achieving satisfactory marks in the learning of Plumbing & Pipe Trades.

Great to have Neil in our programs. Always a dedicated learner, Neil will be a great addition to the industry.

William Robillard

Trades Training - Plumbing & Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Camosun College - School of Trades & Technology

Awarded to a Camosun College students in the Plumbing & Pipe Trades Program. The recipient has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining good academic standing.

A proud plumber and dedicated learner, William was always willing to add his positive contributions to the class.  

Johnny holmes plumbing

Sidney Rotary Trades Foundation Award

Donated by Rotary Club of Sidney

Awarded to a Foundation Trades student who has demonstrated leadership, community involvement and is has shown they are a good citizen in our community.

 Johnny is a dedicated student who was a pleasure to have in class. Congratulations, Johnny!

Joel Dietz plumbing

Open Shop Construction Industry Education Award

Donated by Open Shop Construction Industry Educational Investment Trust

Awarded to a student with all-round good performance in the Plumbing or Carpentry Foundation programs.

Joel is a deserving student who worked hard throughout his technical training. Congratulations, Joel!

Centre for Trades Education

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If you're interested in supporting the School of Trades and Technology and our students please contact the Camosun Foundation or donate online.

Contact information

Dana Henly

Assistant to the Director, Camosun Foundation

250-370-3140

henlyd@camosun.ca