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Orca Book Publishers Literacy Award #1

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Award description

This award is for any English upgrading student who began literacy studies in a community program and completed a provincial level English course at Camosun. The student must demonstrate academic excellence, the ability to communicate effectively, and provide evidence of successful strategies for overcoming barriers to learning. 

Victoria's Orca Books has been a publisher of high quality, award-winning books for children and teens and reluctant readers of all ages. They established this award in 2012 to support literacy at Camosun College.



Student must:

  • have been enrolled in an Access program (Area of Study - select Upgrading & Preparatory) or an Access course (Academic Level - select Upgrading & Preparatory) for at least one semester during May 1 to April 30.
  • demonstrate success in literacy (70% (B-) grade in an English course or higher).
  • have overcome adversity due to their ethnicity, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, gender identity, or socioeconomic status.

Application process

Selection process

Faculty/staff nomination or application

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