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School of Trades & Technology 2022 Awards

Celebrating Camosun's Trades & Technology students.

This year, the college’s School of Trades and Technology celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of over 125 students and apprentices with individual awards provided through the generosity of community donors.

From welding to carpentry to mechanical engineering technology, the School serves over 2,500 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.

 

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.

All Trades

Bill Hilborn

Open Shop Construction Industry Education Award

Donated by Open Shop Construction Industry

Awarded to one or more students with an all-around good performance in the Plumbing or Carpentry Foundation programs.

Bill was an excellent mentor to his fellow Foundation students. His keen, curious approach to the content inspired others to learn; he was always willing to help those around him.

Kinkade Matthias

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to 4 students in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical

Kinkade is a very talented and organized carpenter who showed excellent work ethic in his final year of study. All of his projects demonstrated superb attention to detail and his theory marks were best in class. Congratulations Kinkade!

Nicole Smythe

CFUW Victoria Trades Anniversary Award

Donated by Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria

The purpose of 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.

Nicki worked incredibly hard throughout her entire apprenticeship which resulted in top-tier marks. Nicki brought to class a high level of professionalism, sincerity and dedication to the nuances of carpentry. Nicki advocated for herself and other students regularly while consistently setting a high bar of student excellence. Nicole won the George & Elsie Farmer 3rd Year Legacy Award in 2021.

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Architectural

Brandon Stevens

Carpentry Foundation Program Award

Donated by Knappett Projects Ltd.

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

Brandon demonstrated real aptitude and interest in the field of Carpentry. His ability to excel in the classroom and the shop will be an asset in his future career aspirations.

Kael Snashall

Slegg Building Materials Carpentry Trades Award

Donated by Slegg Building Materials

Awarded to a carpentry student who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

Kael demonstrated top-quality workmanship and was always willing to coach other students. Kael's dedication to craftsmanship and the transfer of knowledge to his peers was second to none. He came to the program with an exceptional level of skill which he enthusiastically shared with his classmates. Well done Kael.

Stephanie Todd

Slegg Building Materials Woman in Trades Award

Donated by Slegg Building Materials

Awarded to a female student who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

Stephanie has a great attitude toward all of her work. She is a great team player, and can often be seen helping other students.

Rachelle Premack

Slegg Building Materials Indigenous People in Trades Award

Donated by Slegg Building Materials

Awarded to an Indigenous student who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

Rachelle is a proud Metis and has been a positive presence at Camosun since beginning her apprenticeship. A union carpenter, Rachelle has worked in commercial and industrial settings and recently did a long stretch in Kitamat.

Miles Gillespie

Retired Carpentry Instructor Award

Donated by The late Nester Tunkow

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

Miles won a skills competition in high school and has continued to demonstrate strong practical skills since he began his apprenticeship. He is currently excelling in high-end finishing carpentry and cabinet making.

Ciaron Driscoll

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Architectural

Donated by The Sorensen Family

Awarded for achieving satisfactory marks in the area of Architectural Trades.

Ciaron is one of those people who is just good to be around. Given his positive attitude and dedication to the trade, this is a well-deserved award. Congratulations, Ciaron.

Erin Watkins

The Magill Carpentry Award

Donated by Irene Magill

Awarded to a Carpentry student who shows interest in sustainable practices in Carpentry

Erin has a design background which helps inform her interest in carpentry and sustainable buildings; a building practice that revolves around attention to detail - which is where Erin shines.

Erin Watkins

Pat Lintaman Design Ltd. Award in Carpentry

Donated by Pat Lintaman

Awarded to a student who is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) associate exams.

Erin's interest in sustainability will do her in good stead with a pursuit of LEED Associate certification.

Erin Watkins

The George & Elsie Farmer 1st Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded for best all-around 1st-year carpentry apprentice.

Erin had a great attitude and was a cheerful, positive influence on all of her fellow students in Level One Carpentry. She made the classroom a better place. Erin worked hard and excelled in both her theory and practical work and is well-deserving of the award as the top first-year student.

Taylor Richens

The George & Elsie Farmer 2nd Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded for best all-around 2nd-year carpentry apprentice.

Taylor worked very hard and was determined to do his best In Level Two Carpentry in both the theory and practical areas. He had a great attitude and was always happy to share his knowledge with other students.

Richard Hutchinson

The George & Elsie Farmer 3rd Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

Awarded for best all-around 3rd-year carpentry apprentice.

Richard is a quiet 'leader by example'. He has good practical skills that complement his outstanding scholastic achievements. Always ready to learn and apply his knowledge, Richard makes the most of his time in school. Well done!

Peter Sharcott

The George & Elsie Farmer 4th Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda & Murray Farmer

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

Peter is a conscientious and creative individual. For his 4th year drafting project, he taught himself how to use Autodesk Revit design software and produced a near-perfect set of drawings. His blend of effort, skill and leadership is a great example for other apprentices.

Dave Brake

The Tom Newton Memorial Award

Donated by Family & Friends of Tom Newton

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

Dave has a positive attitude and an 'ego-less' approach to learning. He bring a good-natured personality and a high level of maturity to the classroom and is always willing to give and accept help from those around him.

Truan Forsyth

The John Scheeren Building Excellence Carpentry Award

Donated by Family & Friends of John Scheeren

Awarded to a carpentry student who has demonstrated building excellence and workmanship in the applied portions of their studies in their trade.

Truan is a rare example of someone who has raw carpentry talent. His focus, modesty, and superior work speak for themselves. Truan completed every project with incredible precision and speed and achieved top shop marks. Given his natural aptitude for carpentry, it was no surprise to see him win gold at the Skills Canada provincial competition, followed by a Gold at Nationals as well! Truan also won the George & Elsie Farmer 2nd Year Legacy award in 2021

Nitasha Wodham

Trades Training - Architectural Trades Award

Donated by Trades Training

Awarded to a student in the Architectural Trades Program who has demonstrated commitment to their program or trade with a positive attitude while maintaining a good academic standing.

Nitasha maintained a positive attitude towards her studies in spite of facing some real challenges. She's an inspiration to her classmates.

Ottilie Short

Vintage Woodworks Award

Donated by Vintage Woodworks Inc.

In recognition of the top student in the Fine Furniture/Joinery Program.

In all subject areas of Fine Furniture, Ottilie has been consistently at the top of the class for both practical projects and academic work. She has used her time in the program to hone her skills with hand tools and methods of work while also excelling at machine processes, design, furniture history and historical finishing techniques. Her work has been an example of the craft practiced at a high level.

Sara Gallinger

Columbia Industrial Supplies Award

Donated by Columbia Industrial Supplies Inc.

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

Sara is able to focus on the finer details of whatever she is working on and it shows in the high level of refinement in her work. She consistently produced excellent finishes on all of her projects; showing creativity and technical skill in all aspects of wood finishing.

Jeff Mann

Pat Lintaman Design Ltd. Award in Fine Furniture

Donated by Pat Lintaman

Awarded to a 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.

Jeff came into the Fine Furniture Program with no formal design training. He applied himself to the many design projects and worked hard to learn this skill. His persistence and a desire to create work of a high standard earned him this award, achieving the top combined mark for design projects.  

Aimee Isakson

BC Council Garden Clubs Award

Donated by BC Council of Garden Clubs

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

Aimee began the Horticulture Program trying to absorb and learn as much as possible and finished the year in the same manner. She had an excellent energy level and enthusiasm and was always very helpful to all of her classmates. Her combined average mark of 93% and energetic hands-on approach exemplified her passion for all things gardening. Aimee came to the program while running her own business and continues to do so. She is sure to succeed with all of the above attributes and we wish her great success!

Hannah Smith

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, a good attitude and the ability to succeed in the industry and intends to continue their education.

Hannah was one of our quieter students but was a positive contributor to the entire group. Her love of nature and the world of horticulture was obvious and inspirational to us all. Hannah finished the program with the highest overall average mark of 96%. Her work ethic and professionalism in the field of horticulture will surely pay off as she intends on pursuing sustainable growing and permaculture at a time that is perfect for it to become more mainstream. Thank you Hannah, we hope more people will follow in your footsteps!

Hannah Smith

Saanich Fruit Growers Association Award Horticultural Studies

Donated by Saanich Fruit Growers Association

to celebrate the achievements of a student with high academic standing and a genuine passion for growing food. Priority will be given to a student with a special interest in fruit growing.

The Saanich Fruit Growers award has a particular slant towards local fruit and food production. Fruit trees, berries and all edible crops in small farms and urban gardens is a huge interest of Hannah's and therefore this award is a perfect fit. Her genuine interest, hands on skills and academic abilities are sure to bring Hannah success as she finds a place for herself in the field of Horticulture Food Growing at the local level. Using environmentally sound practices will continue to be at the forefront and Hannah will be a great ambassador!

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Civil Engineering

Garret Wright

John (Jack) Eric Anderson & Desmond (Dem) William Carrier Memorial Award

Donated by JE Anderson & Associates

to recognize a (graduating) student in the Civil Engineering Technology Program who shows the strongest potential to work in the field of Municipal Design.

Garrett completed the Civil Engineering Technology program in 16 months with a perfect 9.0 grade point average - that's an A+ is every course! Garrett stood out as a consistently hard worker always asking tough questions. His attention to detail and high standards will suit him well as he pursues a career in Municipal Engineering.

Kwan Lee

ASTTBC TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia)

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.

Kwan is truly the most friendly and kind student in his class. He can always be relied on to give a helping hand and support his peers and our program. Kwan's gentle nature coupled with his strong academics will allow him to excel as a Civil Engineering Technologist.

Michael MacLean

Associated Engineering Award

Donated by Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd.

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.

During Michael's first year in the program, he demonstrated a strong commitment to his studies and worked diligently to achieve top grades. He is professional and patient with his peers and leads by example. Michael is always eager to participate in class and offers quiet encouragement to those around him. We can't wait to see Michael excel in his second year of the program.

Stepan Kracmar

ASTTBC Emcon Services Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia)

presented 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; exhibited financial need.

Despite being away from formal education for a while, Stepan successfully completed his first year of Civil Engineering Technology. He is a leader within his class and often offers a unique perspective on problems. His commitment to his education is to be commended.

Kurt Behn

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.

Kurt applied his remarkable attention to detail during his co-op work term last summer with Encepta. As a Field Specialist in the Whistler area, Kurt overcame several challenges while safely working remotely. Kurt received top reviews from his employer and we know this experience will help Kurt in his career as a Civil Engineering Technologist.

Thavindu Welagedara

WSP Award in Civil Engineering Technology

Donated by WSP Canada Inc.

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.

Thavindu's enthusiasm for learning and academic excellence was demonstrated during his first term in the program. He diligently worked through tough problems and challenging situations while maintaining a professional attitude. His peers respected him and he could be relied on to contribute to classroom discussion. There is no limit to Thavidu's potential.

Emerson Hrynyk

Kinetic Construction / William Gyles Award in Civil Engineering

Donated by Kinetic Construction Ltd.

to recognize a Civil Engineering Technology student who is interested in pursuing a career in construction and has successfully completed their first year.

Using his previous experience in construction, Emerson excelled in the Civil Engineering program. His good nature, awesome attitude, and patience positively impacted his classmates and the program. We know that Emerson will use his previous experience and schooling to excel as a Project Manager!

Kristen Bacler

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association of Trenchless Technology BC

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

This group has worked together since the Access program and all through online learning during the pandemic. Congratulations for years of great teamwork.

Ethan Beattie

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association of Trenchless Technology BC

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

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Nathan Queen

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association of Trenchless Technology BC

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

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Pui Wa Chung

Civil Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

After one term in Civil Engineering Ann and Paco have both succeeded in getting an A+ in every course. Great work Ann and Paco, we look forward to seeing your continued success.

Pak Shing Tam

Civil Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

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Jackson Hooke

Parkinson Family Award Endowment Fund

Donated by Stewart Parkinson

To support an Award, to be distributed annually 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.

Jackson juggles many roles including Climber, Martial Artist, Surfer, Equipment Operator and recently added Civil Engineering Technology student to his roster. To maintain all of these roles, Jackson had to be diligent and dedicated with his time. Despite all of these commitments, Jackson supported his peers with positive energy which was contagious to those around him. Keep it up Jackson!

Kira Kirk

Real Estate Foundation of BC Civil Engineering Award

Donated by Real Estate Foundation of BC

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

Kira can be described as the best all-around student. Kira maintained a high academic standard, supported her peers, gave back to the community and the program and had a bit of fun along the way. We know Kira will continue to be the best all-around in a career in Civil Engineering.

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Computer Science

Scott Jones

Interactive Media Developer 2nd Year Award

Donated by Three Trees Technical

To provide an award to a year two Interactive Media Developer (IMD) student who has shown great improvement throughout their second year 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.

Throughout the Interactive Media Developer Technology program, Scott maintained a constant level of academic excellence in every course, resulting in an exceptional GPA. He is highly adaptable, and over the course of the last two years, he displayed great teamwork and leadership skills. With his hard work and great attitude, he will go far.

Aidan Lazar

Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award

Donated by Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council

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.

Aidan was a dedicated student with a very positive and caring spirit; he went out of his way to help and encourage others.

Anthony Woollven

HP Advanced Solutions Award

Donated by ESIT Advanced Solutions

Criteria: 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.

Joining the first delivery of the IMD program, Tony was a strong team member to his class, faculty and the program.  Tony brought his 15 years of working as a Red Seal Carpenter as many years in the trades industry and is now following his goals of working in the Computing Industry at LlamaZoo. 

Leilani C. Fraser-Buchanan

BC Transit Emerging Leader in IT

Donated by BC Transit

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.

Over the two years, Leilani has been in the ICS program, she has proven to be an exemplary student.  Always striving for excellence.  Throughout the program, she has demonstrated strong leadership and teamwork capabilities, as well as a heart for the College community through her volunteer work.

Nicholas Taylor

Danielle Sim First Year Award

Donated by Danielle Sim

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

Nicholas was a thoughtful and exceedingly capable student who quietly excelled in every aspect of the Computer Science program. Nicholas exuded confidence, skill and kindness that will serve him well in his future career.

Jenavieve Beckett

Claire Hotvedt Memorial Award

Donated by Angie Jackson

to provide an award to a female student who is in a second-year program of Computer Science at Camosun College who has excellent attendance provides leadership to fellow students and has enthusiasm for her studies. The award also provides an opportunity for an interview at CGI.

Jen was a keen learner and would always work hard to solve challenging questions. She has an adventurous spirit - travelling the world is in her future but while at home she enjoys time in her garden.

David Abram-Krismer

CGI Computer Science 1st Year Award

Donated by Angie Jackson

to provide an award to the top student who is in a first-year program of Computer Science at Camosun College and is moving into year two of the program. The student must also have demonstrated strong leadership skills.

David is an outstanding, disciplined student. His leadership and critical thinking both inside and outside the classroom make him a valuable asset to students and faculty in the Computer Science Department.

Devin Bushey

Canadian Information Processing Society Award

Donated by Ian Frazer

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

Devin is an eager and dedicated learner.  He has demonstrated the ability to consistently stay on top of course material while at the same time taking on additional material that is well beyond the requirements of his courses. He is highly adaptable, and over the course of the last two years, he has displayed great teamwork and leadership skills.

Jung-Han Han

Computer Science International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

Jung-Han was an excellent student who pursued his studies with much dedication and regularly exceeded expectations.

Hazel Chu

CFUW Victoria - Doreen Sutherland Award in Technology

Donated by CFUW Victoria

The purpose of this gift 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.

Hazel was a keen learner, asked insightful questions and tirelessly pursued academic perfection. She was a model student who was focused on setting a very high standard for her own work. Your work ethic and strong skill-set will take you far Hazel.

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Culinary Arts

Andrew Compton

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.

Andrew proved himself to be a very willing and able student in the first year of his apprenticeship. He made excellent progress during the course of the program and achieved high marks in both theoretical and practical assignments. His friendly nature and willingness to help others made him a pleasure to have in the class. Andrew possesses natural leadership skills and a solid work ethic . He has a bright future in the Culinary field and we wish him all the very best in his endeavours

Adele Hendrikx

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Scholarship

Donated by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

(Professional Cook Foundation 1 apprenticeship) 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.

As a South Island Partnership student, Adele was very driven throughout the school year; pushing herself to learn and develop as a young cook. She competed in Skills Canada and demonstrated dedication to refining her techniques; she won both the Regional and Provincial competitions. She has a bright future ahead of her!

Amara McKinley

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Scholarship

Donated by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

(Professional Cook Foundation 1 apprenticeship) 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.

Amara came in with strong skills and pushed herself throughout the school year to achieve more. She was always very curious and interested in developing her skills and always wanted to go above and beyond. Amara put a lot of work into her menu development and food pairing and the results were very positive.

Rebecca Marshall  

Thomas John Ferris Memorial Award for Culinary Arts

Donated by Ferris Oyster Bar

is available to students in the Culinary Arts program at Camosun College. The student recipient will be self-motivated, and 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.

Rebecca applied herself in a calm, dedicated, and friendly manner. She proved to be an outstanding student with a true passion for cooking and possessed very good organizational skills. Achieving very high grades showed her commitment and devotion to cooking. Her comprehension of theoretical concepts showed through in practical applications giving her a very good all-around understanding of cooking principles. She was instrumental in helping organize a tutorial for her class and demonstrated a positive attitude. We admire her dedication to working with the Transport Canada Endorsed Ship’s Cook program and look forward to seeing Rebecca accomplish any of the goals she sets out to achieve. I would be very happy to recommend her for any scholarship she applies for and wish her all the very best in her endeavours.

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Natasha Czuber

John Drysdale Award

Donated by Family & Friends of John Drysdale

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 contribution to both the College and community.

Natasha often showed a creative flair which magnified her affection for this craft. She strived to improve her skills while maintaining a pleasant and positive attitude. She had a great relationship with fellow students and was always eager to help out. She was an outstanding student who achieved top marks throughout her culinary campaign. She will be an asset to any establishment and community in which she is involved. We wish Natasha the very best in her future endeavours.

Isabella Martin

B&C Food Distributors Ian Evans Memorial Award

Donated by B&C Food Distributors

presented to an apprentice who has achieved the Professional Cook 1 Certificate of Qualification with above average results while demonstrating great work ethics, a positive attitude and great potential in the cooking trade. This award will go towards the registration cost of the 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.

Isabella is an exceptional student. She is a very dedicated and motivated student which shows in her developed culinary knowledge. Isabella is dedicated to her education which has enabled her to advance her skill set and passion for cooking. She has demonstrated excellence in all that she puts her mind to, whether it's learning the fundamentals or cooking tasty, beautiful food.

Ardi Ramadani

B&C Food Distributors Ian Evans Memorial Award

Donated by B&C Food Distributors

presented to an apprentice who has achieved the Professional Cook 1 Certificate of Qualification with above average results while demonstrating great work ethics, a positive attitude and great potential in the cooking trade. This award will go towards the registration cost of the 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.

Ardi is a memorable student with an infectious enthusiasm for food and his craft. Ardi’s passion for culinary arts was evident in the feasts he created for his extended family and shared with his classmates. Always eager, and open to trying new things, Ardi is often the first to volunteer. Creative, passionate and driven, Ardi is someone I would expect to open his own restaurant or foodservice business once he completes his culinary training.

Ricky Tsuno

Professional Cook Apprenticeship Level 1 Best Overall RAV Award

Donated by The Sorensen Family

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

Ricky was a very committed student whose extensive grasp of the Culinary Arts propelled him to the top of his class. He was admired by his peers for his hard work and determination through all facets of the program. He had a keen interest in every task he encountered and is someone with serious potential in this trade. His natural ability to solve problems, paired with a quiet demeanour made him a joy to teach. We wish Ricky all the best in the future.

Anna Britain

Professional Cook Foundation Level 2 Best Overall RAV Award

Donated by The Sorensen Family

The recipient of this award must have 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.

Anna is mature, driven and demonstrated a lot of integrity. She has a strong work ethic and pushed herself to learn. She demonstrated excellent leadership skills and has the ability to motivate and lead her fellow peers.

Jessie Armstrong

Professional Cook Apprenticeship Level 3 Best Overall RAV Award

Donated by The Sorensen Family

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

Jessie showed throughout the apprenticeship program her strong desire and commitment to succeed in the culinary world. She worked extremely hard to rise to the top of her class and prove herself amongst a very high caliber group. Her theoretical and practical marks were consistently in the top percentile. She had a friendly easy-going nature which allowed her to lead others to strive for excellence in the craft. Jessie has a very bright future in the industry and we wish her the very best of luck.

Haitao Liu

Canadian Culinary Federation Excellence Award

Donated by The Canadian Culinary Federation Victoria

to provide one or more award(s) to second-year apprentice(s) in the Culinary Arts Program who have a final grade above average, and demonstrated punctuality with strong interpersonal and communication skills. The recipient(s) 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.

Haitao’s passion for the Culinary Arts was clear from day one. His hard work and constant effort to improve and strive for excellence was a trait that inspired those around him. He was a leader by example, always showing up early and helping, regardless of the task. He maintained an above-average theoretical and practical score while never missing a day in any of his courses. We are all fans of Haitao and look forward to seeing what comes next from this brilliant cook’s future.

Maggie Wallace

The Jessica Crotty Memorial Award

Donated by Family & Friends of Jessica Crotty

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

Maggie is a member of the Lil’Wat community in Mt. Currie and has completed her levels 1, 2 and 3 Professional Cook Technical training through E-Prentice. Maggie has worked hard the past 3 years to complete her apprenticeship and is excited to continue her journey as a professional Cook. Working for the Lil’Wat Cultural Center under the auspice of Felix Breault, she is achieving her goals. We are very proud of her and wish her all the best.

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Electrical

Danila Kiselev

Electrical Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

Donated by Electrical Contractors Association of BC

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

Danny was a joy to teach this term. His marks were consistently at the top of the class and it was hard to get anything past him! He was an active participant and always had insightful comments.

Wilson Cowen

Western Joint Electrical Award

Donated by Western Joint Electrical Training Society

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

Wilson has shown perseverance and a positive attitude during his time here. He enriched classroom discussions and mentored fellow students, and was always engaged. Congratulations!

Edward Lambie Verchomin

Electrical Foundation Program Award

Donated by Electrical Contractors Association of BC

For a student in the electrical foundation's program with high overall marks, positive attitude and motivation demonstrated contribution to others' needs and demonstrated good attendance

Edward showed dedication to his education with excellent attendance and great marks; always making sure to understand and apply the Canadian Electrical Code to the Practical Competencies. Well done Eddy!

Victoria Bermea Chester

Electrical Foundation Program Award

Donated by Electrical Contractors Association of BC

For a student in the electrical foundation's program with high overall marks, positive attitude and motivation demonstrated contribution to the needs of others and demonstrated good attendance

Victoria graduated with top marks in the class. Her attention to detail was exceptional; she always made sure that she fully understood one section of the theory before moving on to the next. With her very calm demeanour, Victoria was an awesome student who always asked meticulous questions, proving that she really wanted to understand the material.

Alexandra Robertshaw

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.

Alexandra was a very diligent student this term and demonstrated great work and study habits. She had a positive attitude and set a good example to her classmates by asking relevant questions .

Daniel Owen

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

Dan's work ethic was strong; he continuously helped his classmates to learn and understand the curriculum. He was a pleasure to be around and a joy to teach.

Paul Van Hoek

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Electrical

Donated by The Sorensen Family

for Students achieving satisfactory marks in the learning of Electrical Trades.

Paul's dedication and perseverance allowed him to overcome some early challenges and helped him achieve success at his level 1 training. We are honoured to present this award to Paul.

Francis Basaillon

The John Scheeren Building Excellence Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Family & Friends of John Scheeren

Provide an award to an Electrical Trades student who has demonstrated building excellence and workmanship in the applied portions of their studies in their trade.

Francis graduated with top marks in the Foundation Program. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude while working in class or in the lab. A former Paramedic, Francis possessed a very strongly disciplined approach to learning about the Electrical Trade. He will be an incredible asset to any electrical employer that hires him. Good Luck Francis!

David Nowacki

Trades Training - Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Trades Training

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

David had excellent attendance, and great grades, participated in the lectures and excelled in the lab assignments. Fantastic student, all around!

Roman Kafka  

Sidney Rotary Trades Foundation Award

Donated by Sidney Rotary Club

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

Roman had perfect attendance, is safety-minded, considerate and very focused. Roman volunteered with HeroWork Victoria to work on a project for the Salvation Army Kitchen renovation. Congrats Roman!

Geoff Paulyn 

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

to be awarded to students in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical as needed at Camosun College.

Geoff achieved the top overall grade in level 4 this year while maintaining a keen interest in every topic. Geoff was always respectful and never hesitated to help others in the class. Well deserved! Congrats Geoff!

William Beauvais

Rodger Hargreaves Memorial Award

Donated by Family & Friends of Rodger Hargreaves

the Rodger Hargreaves Memorial Award will be presented to an outstanding SIP student who successfully completes level 2 training.

While a student at Stelly's High School William completed the South Island Partnership Electrical Apprenticeship program in May 2019 achieving a grade of 95%.  He completed his second Electrical A level this year with a grade of 97%. 

Tyler Colibaba-Matthews  

Construction Trades Foundation ICBA Award of Excellence

Donated by The Independent Contractors and Business Association of BC

The purpose of this gift is to provide an award to one or more trades students with all-around good performance in the Electrical or Welding Foundation programs.

Tyler graduated with top marks in the class. He always had a very positive and enthusiastic attitude with a strong willingness to mentor and help others; these traits will serve him well as he journies through the Electrical trade. It was a pleasure to have Tyler in the classroom!

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Electronics

Sebastien Robitaille

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. Sebastien was the top graduate of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Access program. He worked hard and was rewarded with great marks.

Beyond his ability and work ethic, Sebastien shone in his willingness to assist his classmates when they encountered difficulties. Well done Sebastien!

Silas Janzen

ASTTBC John Leech Technology Leadership Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia)

Presented to a graduating student in any ASTTBC 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.

A top-performing student, Silas is one of those students who worked hard to squeeze every last drop out of his education. Silas would effectively participate during class, whether in person or online. During the pandemic, Silas used his strong technical skills to act as an advisor and conduit to his classmates; helping everyone navigate the virtual environment. Silas’ strong focus and extreme work ethic will prove invaluable as he moves on to his chosen career.

Clinton Dundas

ASTTBC Award of Excellence

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia)

Presented 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.

As the row of A+ grades illustrates, Clinton had no trouble learning new concepts. His work was always thorough and he often exceeded the minimum requirements. Though quiet by nature, Clinton stepped in at key moments to help solve problems; his deep level of preparedness became very obvious. Clinton's creative ideas and keen analytical skills showed up in his ability to build hardware and software systems. These positive attributes will no doubt serve him well as he continues his studies.

Kipling Dickie

Reliable Controls Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology of Excellence Award

Donated by Reliable Controls Ltd.

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

Throughout his studies, Kip demonstrated the motivation and desire to succeed in the Electronics & Computer Engineering program. He worked extremely hard in all of his courses, resulting in an impressive program grade point average. Kip could always be relied upon to ask the right questions in class. His study notes were without parallel and greatly in demand among his peers. Kip has an investigative mind that will serve him well as he progresses in his career. If he still dreams of working in the space industry, we have no doubt his perseverance will take him there.

Sheldon Trewin

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.

Sheldon is a hardworking and very capable student. He maintained an excellent academic record throughout his courses in the Program. He exhibited a keen interest in his studies and managed his course workload well. Any IT work group would be very happy to have him as part of their team. We hope that he will return in the fall to complete the Computer Network Electronics Technician, Advanced Certificate program.

Hao Zhang

Electronics & Computer Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

Hao was a highly motivated and extremely talented student who was a pleasure to work with. Hao could be relied upon to do his work thoroughly and promptly. Hao’s creativity and intelligence have earned him top-notch grades and will serve him well during the remainder of his studies (and beyond!).

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Mechanical

Gordon So

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.

Gordon's thirst for knowledge went beyond his grade point average of 8.84. He took on additional assignments & projects because he found them "interesting". Despite this extra commitment, he found time to help his fellow students with their understanding of course material in various classes. His enthusiasm has resulted in a summer work term with Camosun Innovates (One of BC's first Technology Access Centers)

Silva Erglis

Roy F. Lima Memorial Scholarship

Donated by PBX Engineering Ltd.

To provide scholarships to students who are enrolled full-time in the Engineering Graphics Technician Program at Camosun College. Students must have demonstrated both a high academic achievement and show interest in pursuing a career in an area related to Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Silva came to Camosun with an extensive industry background in non-technical fields. She took to the program like a fish to water and her perfect 9.00 GPA suggests she is very adept at swimming! The safest thing for an instructor to do when working with Silva is to point her in the direction she needs to go and then quickly get out of her way so they don't get run over.

Mason Lutz

Scotty Manufacturing Ltd. Award

Donated by Scotty Manufacturing Ltd.

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

Mason is a very dedicated student, who has a keen grasp of engineering concepts as demonstrated by his 8.9 GPA. Mason is well-liked by his classmates and has a strong work ethic. After Camosun, Mason is contemplating mechanical engineering and possibly electrical trades. He looks forward to being able to make a difference in a meaningful, practical and tangible way. Last year Mason recieved the JS Foster Corp Award.

Christopher Shephard

ASTTBC BC Hydro Technology Award

Donated by ASTTBC Foundation (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia)

Presented 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.

Christopher is a hard-working and focused student with an excellent sense of humour. He is very respectful and always eager to learn. His assignment work was extremely detailed and consistent, and he regularly scored high on his examinations resulting in an 8.76 GPA. Christopher plans to go on to UVic to complete his engineering degree and is looking forward to being able to help accelerate the adoption of clean, renewable energy.

Jenny Bates

Adam Ayers Memorial Award

Donated by Family & Friends of Adam Ayers

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.

Even with an impressive GPA of 8.85, Jenny still found time to support her fellow students. She was very clear and concise in her communication which will hold her in good stead moving forward in her professional career. Jenny's Capstone Project is working with a team to develop an automated potable water filter cleaner for a local municipal water board. Jenny won the David Baade Scholarship Endowment Fund last year.

Joseph Schulze

Adam Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Donated by Family & Friends of Adam 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

Joseph received an excellent evaluation from his Co-op supervisor, who said that "Joseph was a thoughtful, well-organized team member". Joseph had a great sense of humor and attitude, making him a fantastic student for the instructor and an exceptional classmate to his peers. Joseph always asked appropriate questions in class to fully understand how the material being taught applied to real world situations.

Julien Cousineau

David Baade Scholarship Endowment Fund

Donated by Family & Friends of David Baade

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

Julien came from Edmonton to attend Camosun. He found the first year to be intense but has done very well, achieving an impressive 8.5 GPA. He enjoyed the Computer Aided Design and Fluids courses. Ultimately he would like to combine his love of sports with designing and building sports-related equipment.

Hans Lopez Ayala

Mechanical Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

Hans was a quiet student who only asked questions when he was truly stuck; with a GPA of 8.68 that didn't happen very often. His grasp of engineering principles is very sound and we look forward to seeing where his academic pursuits take him.

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Motor Vehicle and Metal Trades

Ty Welle

United Engineering Award of Excellence in Metal Fabrication

Donated by United Engineering Ltd.

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

Ty worked hard to maintain very high grades and is dedicated to his trade. He has worked at Alliance Engineering for many years and plans to continue for many more.

Josh Dennis

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.

Josh was a very dedicated student who excelled at the precision skills required for aircraft manufacturing.

Andrew Birch

Sheet Metal Workers - Local 276 Award Foundation Program Award

Donated by Sheet Metal Workers Local 276

presented to the top overall student in the Sheet Metal Foundation Program.

Andrew is a naturally talented student who brought great enthusiasm to class and the shop. Always asking the right questions, his inquisitiveness kept his instructors on their toes!

Tim Borden

Ken MacDonald Sheet Metal Local 276 Apprenticeship Memorial Award

Donated by Sheet Metal Workers Local 276

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

Tim was an outstanding student, having recently completed his 4 years of training and achieving his Red Seal certification. He will do very well in a career in Sheet Metal!

Steven Hocking

Rotary Club of Saanich Metal Fabrication Award

Donated by Rotary Club of Saanich

One award to a metal fabrication apprentice who demonstrates hard work while maintaining good marks. The selection is at the faculty's discretion.

Steven was the first to arrive at class and the last to leave. He was always studying and making notes and that hard work paid off with grades that were above the class average.

David Weiss

BC Transit Emerging Leader in Heavy Duty Mechanic Award

Donated by BC Transit

to recognize 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.

David graduated from the Heavy Mechanical Foundation program in 2021 with top marks in every category. His positive attitude in mechanical operation and repair made it a pleasure to work with him every day. David demonstrated a genuine desire to work safely and help fellow classmates succeed in the program. It gives us great pleasure to have David receive this award!

Elizabeth Fitzner

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

Donated by BC Transit

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

Beth grew up in a shop environment which lead her to develop a keen interest in large trucks and construction equipment. She demonstrated a genuine desire to absorb all of the theoretical information and shop procedures concerning heavy mechanical repair. Her determination to become a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice will surely lead to great success in this field. Beth is a very deserving recipient of this award.

Meghan Mrozinski

Victoria Midas Award

Donated by Victoria Midas

to recognize 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, a mature student is defined as over the age of 28.

Meghan has been working to become a Red-Seal Certified Technician since going through the foundation program at Camosun. She has dealt with challenges to her success head-on, while demonstrating an outstanding level of enthusiasm for the trade and determination to become a highly skilled certified technician. It has been great to have Meghan in our program; she has proven to be a very deserving recipient of this award, and we congratulate her on her achievements.

Kieran Crocker

Schnitzer Welding Apprenticeship Award

Donated by Schnitzer Steel Canada Ltd.

Presented to the top Welding Apprentice student.

Kieran's solid work ethic helped him achieve top marks in theory. Well done Kieran!

Rick Sanders

Early Ford V8 Club Award

Donated by Early Ford V8 Club, Regional Group #109

For a deserving student in the Automotive Technician Program.

Rick completed Level 4 of his Apprenticeship in the Fall of 2021. He is without question one of the most dedicated students we have had in our program. He overcame some challenges early in his training and remained focused until he got his Red-Seal Certification. We are very proud of his accomplishments.

Dustin McRobb

Tannaar Reeves Sheet Metal Memorial Award

Donated by Dyan Spink

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

Dustin was a very dedicated student and always worked hard to achieve his goals. We look forward to Dustin returning to finish his 4th year of training.

Tyson Bastone

Alan Hutchinson Memorial Award

Donated by the Family of Alan Hutchinson

Award provided to one or more graduating students 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.

Tyson graduated from the Heavy Mechanical Foundation program in 2021 with one of the top marks in almost every category. The determination and energy he put into every shop project to make sure they were completed successfully was a pleasure to observe. He truly went above and beyond in everything he did during the program.

Ethan Wharton

Alan Hutchinson Memorial Award

Donated by the Family of Alan Hutchinson

Award provided to one or more graduating students 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.

Ethan 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 everything he could about mechanical repair will serve him well in the future. Respected by his peers and his instructors, Ethan is a very deserving recipient of this award

Matthew Cairns

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

Donated by Vintage Car Club of Canada, Victoria Chapter

To recognize one student who has achieved high theory and practical marks in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program.

Matt completed Level 3 of his Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship in February 2022. Consistently scoring at the top of his class on theory tests, and demonstrating a high level of skill in the shop, he finished with an outstanding overall mark of 94%. Through his desire to really understand technical content in the classroom, Matt also promoted deeper learning for his classmates by frequently asking well-structured questions. Well done Matt!

Bonnie Takahashi

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by the Estate of Wayne Blackwell

To perpetuate 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.

Bonnie completed the Automotive Service Technician Foundation in April 2022 and really proved to us that compassion, dedication and appreciation can make one excel in life.

Erin Kearney

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by the Estate of Wayne Blackwell

To perpetuate 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.

Erin completed the 7-month-long Foundation program in September 2021, with an overall grade of 93%. She consistently demonstrated a strong desire to learn all she could about automotive technology and repair, completing all assigned tasks expediently while sparing time to work on her own project vehicle. Erin's focus and excellent attitude, along with her active participation in class and in the shop enhanced the learning environment for others. Erin is on track for a successful career in the automotive industry and a worthy recipient of this award.

Hein Min Htet (Shelton)

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

To perpetuate 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.

Shelton completed his Foundation training in April 2022 with an overall grade of 91%. Shelton demonstrated an exceptional ability to apply classroom knowledge to practical skills in the shop. Shelton was highly motivated and always completed his shop tasks with a high level of quality and attention to detail. We wish Shelton the best of luck in his future endeavours in the automotive industry. Congratulations Shelton!

Leandra Thomson

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

To perpetuate 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.

Leandra completed her Level 2 apprenticeship training in December 2021. She was keen to learn and was determined to problem solve before asking for help. Leandra enthusiastically completed as much extra review work as possible to increase her knowledge. Leandra’s ability to apply what she has learned in the classroom to practical work in the shop is an attribute the automotive industry is looking for, and we look forward to her return for the third year!Congratulations Leandra, we are happy to present you with the award.

Delton Kruell

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Metal

Donated by The Sorensen Family

for Students achieving satisfactory marks in the learning of Metal Trades.

Delton was the best overall foundation welder last year and will have an excellent future in the trades.

Ronan Jodoin-Bujold

Trades Training - Metal Trades Award

Donated by Trades Training

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 a good academic standing.

Ronan had excellent dexterity; his attention to detail and a keen aptitude for precision work showed in his work. He was a pleasure to have in class!

Kaitlyn Dawe

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.

Kaitlyn always worked hard, asked the right questions and always did the extras; she maintained an above class grade average overall.

Cole Unger

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

Awarded to one or more students in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program. Also open to students in the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Cole completed his Level 2 apprenticeship training in December 2021 with a grade of 90%. Cole has a very positive attitude and regularly contributed to classroom conversations that added value to the overall learning of the class. He follows instructions and asked well thought out questions. It was a pleasure having Cole in the class and working with him in the shop, his attitude and manner positively influenced the learning environment.

Emily Irwin-McCall

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

Awarded to one or more students in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program. Also open to students in the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

In September of 2020 Emily completed the Automotive Service Technician Foundation Program. Returning to Camosun for her AST level 2 in April 2022, she completed the level with Distinction. Completing the course with the highest theory mark in the class was a huge accomplishment. This, along with the practical abilities Emily demonstrated, shows that she is a technician dedicated to the industry. We are happy to be a part of your journey Emily. Congratulations!

Shane Blandford-Scherr

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

to be awarded to students in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical as needed at Camosun College.

Shane completed Level 4 of his Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship training in November 2021. With an outstanding level of focus and determination to succeed, he scored a class high of 92% on his Red-Seal exam. He continually demonstrated a high level of classroom participation and technical understanding that contributed to the learning of his cohorts.

Paul (Elrik) Goodrich-Mabrire

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

Awarded to one or more students in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program. Also open to students in the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Elrik's hard work and determination throughout the program will surely lead to success in whichever mechanical trade he decides to pursue. Congratulation Elrik!

Liam C. Crocker

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

Awarded to one or more students in the Automotive Technician Foundation or Apprenticeship Program. Also open to students in the Heavy Mechanical program who demonstrates great attitude, ability and attendance.

Liam finished at the top of the 3rd Level HMT Apprentice class in 2021. His hard work and determination resulted in high marks in transmission, drive axle and final drive systems. Liam’s outstanding attitude is what makes him the ideal student for this award. We are extremely happy to present Liam with this well deserved award

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Nautical

Josh Davis

Watchkeeping Mate Award of Excellence

Donated by BC Ferries – Thermopylae Club

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

Josh started working with the Canadian Coast Guard in June of 2017 as a deckhand. He hopes to continue working with the coast guard as a watchkeeping mate with the end goal of working as a BC coast pilot. He has been with us since September 2021 and taking courses back to back with the highest mark on every one of them. We wish him good luck with his future career!

Scott Murray

Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society Featherby Award

Donated by Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society

The purpose of this fund is to recognize the achievements of students completing Camosun's Trades Skills Foundation Core Program in Marine Skills. It will be awarded each year to a student who demonstrates outstanding potential for a career in marine trades.

Scott Murray started with the Canadian Princess in Ucluelet and then joined the Coast Guard in 2013. Scott began taking Bridge Watch courses at Camosun in the Fall of 2021. Completing the Master 150 and Watchkeeping Mate tickets will help him to continue his career at sea. We wish him good luck with his future career!  

Michael Desjarlais

TEKTEKSEN Award

Donated by David Osborne

to recognize an Indigenous Student who has successfully completed the Bridge Watch Rating Program. Preference will be given to a WSÁNEC student who is also a woman.

Michael was a delightful student throughout the Bridge Watch Rating Program. His attendance and participation was 100 %. He brought a great deal of experience and wisdom to his class. He always displayed excellent judgement and careful thoughtfulness with his classmate and instructors.

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Plumbing and Pipel Trades

Alex Clark

Accent Refrigeration Award of Excellence

Donated by Accent Refrigeration

Awarded to the top apprentice in the Refrigeration Technician Program.

Alex invested many extra hours on his own to practice and develop his competence and advance his abilities as a Refrigeration Mechanic. Alex’s love for his trade is obvious to all who know him. He was a recent Gold Medalist at Skills BC. Well done, Alex!

Becca Coates

Andrew Sheret Ltd. Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation Award

Donated by Andrew Sheret Ltd.

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

Becca was a very engaged learner and meticulous notetaker! She approached everything with determination and asked relevent questions that showed her inquisitive nature and amazing work ethic. Becca is guaranteed to succeed!

Holly Graitson

Andrew Sheret Ltd. Plumbing & Pipe Trades Apprentice Award

Donated by Andrew Sheret Ltd.

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

Holly demonstrated high levels of engagement, a positive attitude, and a strong level of understanding during her training at Camosun. Already a Sprinkler Fitter Journeyperson, Holly is continuing her education in the Pipe Trades as a Plumbing Apprentice. We wish Holly all the best.

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David Bartolloni

Vancouver Island Piping Industry Award

Donated by Local 324 Plumbers & Pipe Trades Vancouver Island

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

David is a hard worker who always puts considerable time and effort into his tasks. Whether it is hitting the books or working with the tools, David could always be depended on to deliver a thoughtful and high-quality product.

Jake Grisewood

Seaspan Victoria Shipyard Award

Donated by Seaspan Marine Corporation

Awarded to the best all-round Steamfitters/Pipefitter.

Jake was a joy to have in class and would consistently have the correct answers to questions posed in class. His high marks are a testament to his dedication and excellent work ethic both in the shop and in the classroom. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours as a Red Seal certified Pipefitter.

Michael Riley

Scott Bryant Memorial Sprinkler Fitter Award

Donated by Family of Scott Bryant

The purpose of this gift shall be to provide an award to a Sprinkler Fitter who has demonstrated high academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation. Also demonstrates good working relationships with colleagues and fellow students.

Michael is a dedicated trades person (and father!) who was a pleasure to instruct. He demonstrated a high level of academic achievement; completing his course work at the top of his class. Congratulations, Michael!

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Guang Xian (Alan) Zhang

Scott Bryant Memorial Foundations in Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Family of Scott Bryant

The purpose of this gift shall be to provide an award 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.

Alan started the Pipe Trades Foundations program at Camosun expecting that it was a “plumbing course for homeowners". After realizing that the course was more than he signed up for, he decided to stick with the program and learn as much as he could.He soon became one of our top Foundations students with excellent abilities in the classroom and the shop. Alan had a great attendance record and always approached his work with a positive attitude.

Griffin Meyer

EMCO HVAC Teammate of the Year Award

Donated by EMCO HVAC Victoria

to recognize one or two students in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning program at Camosun College who demonstrates team work in class, is engaged in the community and is in good academic standing.

Griffin showed real initiative and a commitment to excellence as a student at Camosun Pipe Trades. Griffin always utilized additional learning materials to enhance his knowledge and ensure competence in his trade. He is a team player who always encouraged his fellow students.

Krista Buzzeo

EMCO HVAC Teammate of the Year Award

Donated by EMCO Corporation

to recognize one or two students in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning program at Camosun College who demonstrates team work in class, is engaged in the community and is in good academic standing.

Krista has a great spirit and joyful attitude. Krista recently volunteered her time and skill to help install a new refrigeration system for the Salvation Army location in downtown Victoria, which illustrates the community minded focus she has. Well done, Krista!

David Young

EMCO Corporation Award for the Top 1st Year Plumbing Apprentice

Donated by EMCO Corporation

Top 1st year plumbing apprentice for academic achievement, good attendance, positive attitude and motivation

David was a leader amongst his peers in the classroom and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and competence. Dave recently won the top Plumber award at the United Association’s Western Regional Skills Competition in Surrey and will compete against two other Canadian regional competitors at the National Competition in Richmond Hill, Ontario later this month.

Steve Badran

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.

Steve always went above and beyond in his training and was rewarded with the top mark in his class. His work ethic and great attitude had a positive impact on his entire cohort. It was a pleasure to have Steve in the class and we are delighted to see his hard work pay off in receiving this reward.

Johnny Gresko

Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

Donated by Local 324 Plumbers & Pipe Trades Vancouver Island

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

John was consistently one of the top Sprinkle Fitter apprentices during his training at Camosun. John is extremely hard working, motivated, and is sure to succeed in a long career in the Pipe Trades.

Jenny Breukelman

William G. Brown Memorial Award

Donated by Patrick Brown

to recognize students in the Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation Certificate Program who demonstrate a strong aptitude and desire to succeed in a piping-related career.

Jenny is incredibly focused on the task at hand; her tenacity to acquire knowledge and thirst for information challenged her instructors. She kept her instructors on their toes… Every. Single. Day. Her Instructor quoted: “It is not a question of if Jenny will succeed, but rather, how far she will go in the Plumbing field.

Randal (Reg) Evans

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Plumbing

Donated by Sorensen Family

For Students achieving satisfactory marks in the learning of Plumbing & Pipe Trades.

Reg is a hard-working student. He developed and shared a set of study flash cards which helped his classmates considerably. He would often put in extra hours to continue learning and practicing his skills and his excellent marks in second year Pipefitting reflects this passion and commitment.

Peter Van Rossel

The John Scheeren Building Excellence Plumbing & Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Family & Friends of John Scheeren

Critieria: provide an award to a Plumbing & Pipe Trades student who has demonstrated building excellence and workmanship in the applied portions of their studies in their trade.

During his time at Camosun, Peter showed a strong aptitude for his studies as well as a keen eye to troubleshooting and problem-solving. He showed a deep understanding for the systems and challenges of his trade and was always willing to share his experiences with the class. We anticipate Peter will enjoy great success in the field.

Adrienne Corveth

Trades Training - Plumbing & Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Trades Training

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 good academic standing.

Adrienne's exceptional personality was always welcome in class. Adrienne is hard working, motivated, reliable and is well respected in the trade by her supervisors and co-workers.

John Cameron Gresko  

Trades Competitors Award

Donated by Anonymous

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.

Johnny recently won the 2022 Gold Medal as the top Sprinkler Fitter at Skills BC in Delta and also finished a close second at the United Association’s Western Regional Skills Competition just last April in Surrey. Johnny represented Camosun College, UA Local 324 and the province of BC at Skills Canada last month in Vancouver. Congratulations, Johnny!

S. MacDonald  

Pearl & Knud Boelt Trades Awards

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

To be awarded to students in their final year in Plumbing, Culinary, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics or Electrical as needed at Camosun College.

An excellent student who always achieved high marks in both the classroom and the shop environment. They inspired fellow classmates and instructors everyday while attending Camosun Pipe Trades and is very deserving of this award. Well done.

Carpentry

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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