School of Trades & Technology 2024 Awards

The School of Trades and Technology at is excited to host its annual awards nights where over 160 students will receive awards in the presence of family, friends and donors.

A man in a suit is standing at a podium speaking to a crowd at the awards ceremony.

Eric Sehn, Dean of the School of Trades and Technology addresses the crowd at the 2023 School of Trades and Technology Awards Ceremony..

The annualSchool of Trades and TechnologyAwards ceremony recognizes the remarkable contributions and achievements of Camosun students whoare celebrated not only for their academic success but for the significant contributions they make to in the classroom and the community.

"These awards are a testament to the hard work and passion of Camosun students," says Eric Sehn, Dean of the School of Trades and Technology " The skills and knowledge we're celebrating today are the building blocks of tomorrow’s progress."

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 Foundationor donate online.

Architectural Trades

🏆 Jason Provencher

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

Jason demonstrated true dedication to his education. He was often the last person in the class at the end of the day, and he made it his goal to work through and overcome the challenges presented. He is a fun person to be around, and his infectious smile makes everyone else smile too. Jason is deserving of this award because he represents what a mature and dedicated student can be. Congratulations, Jason

🏆 Jayson Freele

Coast Salish Employment Training Society Awards

Donated by Coast Salish Employment Training Society

Awarded to an Indigenous student in any Trades program who demonstrates commitment to the Trade of their choice.

Jason is committed to being a great carpenter. He is never the first to leave, always staying late to help colleagues who need it. One time, his car broke down on a quiz day. Despite the setback, he scrambled to make arrangements for himself and his carpool mates to get to school on time and take the test. There’s no "phoning it in" for someone like Jason.

🏆 Thomas Illmayer

Open Shop Construction Industry Education Award

Donated by Open Shop Construction Industry Educational Investment Trust

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

Thomas approaches carpentry with curiosity and kindness. He asks the right questions at the right times and moves forward appropriately. He was an indispensable member of all group projects and excelled in individual ones as well. Way to go, Thomas!

🏆 Latisha Sheena

FortisBC Indigenous People in Trade Foundation Award

Donated by FortisBC

This award is in recognition of an Indigenous student in the Trade Foundation program who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

Latisha is the personification of dedication and commitment. She stays until the job is done and is always paying attention, learning from everyone around her. Our community is fortunate to have Letisha working shoulder to shoulder with us. She’s a great carpenter in the making!

🏆 Nam Yi Kang

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to female students who have completed Trades Foundation level training and have shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Nam Yi began her journey at Camosun as part of our ELD programming and later discovered the Women in Trades Sampler. She has since completed her Carpentry foundation. Leveraging her extensive experience, determination, and positive attitude, Nam Yi has forged a path forward for herself in Canada.

🏆 Sergio Magni Valencia

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.

Sergio showed up and worked hard every day. On top of that, he quietly chased perfection. No fuss or drama. If something was laid out or cut wrong, he would recalculate and do it perfectly the second time. Congratulations, Sergio.

🏆 Sean Kennedy

Retired Carpentry Instructor Award

Donated by The late Nester Tunkow

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

Sean epitomized what it means to be an engaged student. He showed eagerness and a willingness to help others, repeatedly demonstrating great quality in workmanship. Sean brought a positive attitude and a big smile to school every day, making the classroom positive and fun for all involved. Congratulations, Sean.

🏆 Heather Osler

Pearl & Knud Boelt Carpentry Award

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to a student in their final year in Carpentry.

Carpentry is a somewhat new career for Heather. In the classroom and shop, she contributed as both a leader and a competent carpenter. The combination of experience and construction acumen that she now possesses has enabled her to become a leader in the industry as well; she is a construction superintendent for her company. Great work, Heather!

🏆 Cedar Leir-Heyrman

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.

Cedar has a keen interest in building science and environmental technology and design, making him an ideal candidate for this award.

🏆 Adrian Staudenman

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Architectural

Donated by Estate of Ruth & Vagn Sorensen

Awarded to a student with exceptional marks in the area of Architectural Trades.

Adrian has an infectious appetite for knowledge and new skills. He is hard-working, conscientious, committed, and a great person to have in class. His attitude is inspiring for other students and instructors alike. Well done, Adrian!

🏆 Erik Bergen

The George & Elsie Farmer 1st Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda and Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all around 1st year carpentry apprentice.

Erik is a complete class act: humble, thoughtful, and dedicated. He brought an unmatched level of professionalism to all projects. It was always a pleasure to assess Erik’s work; it was a challenge to find any faults! Additionally, he has an excellent, subtle sense of humor, which will always be appreciated in the industry.

🏆 Thomas Copland

The George & Elsie Farmer 2nd Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda and Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all around 2nd year carpentry apprentice.

Thomas puts the time and effort into projects that they deserve. The result was always an A+ project. His care and attention to detail really set him apart. He is easy to work with and is a shining example of someone who thinks, plans, and then executes.

🏆 Truan Forsyth

The George & Elsie Farmer 3rd Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda and Murray Farmer

Awarded to the best all around 3rd year carpentry apprentice.

Truan demonstrated excellent skill and workmanship in all of his projects. He tends to be on the quiet side, letting his speed and quality speak for themselves. Truan has demonstrated leadership, and we believe he will be making a name for himself in the industry. Congratulations, Truan!

🏆 Joel Barrett

The George & Elsie Farmer 4th Year Legacy Award

Donated by Lynda and Murray Farmer

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

Joel has been a top student from day one at Camosun. His marks alone have earned him recognition as the top 4th year student this year, however, his attitude and ability to get along with his fellow students are second to none. Joel’s patience, warm personality, and dedication to the craft make him an exceptional student more than worthy of this award. Well done, Joel!

🏆 Piotr Moren

The Tom Newton Memorial Award

Donated by Family & Friends of the late Tom Newton

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

Piotr has a sharp eye for detail, a willingness to learn, and is tenacious. One time, he was ahead on a project and was doing well with it. Despite being “ahead,” he routinely stayed after class, helping others get their projects up to a similar stage. When asked why he would stay late when he didn’t need to, his response was simply, “We are a team. The work’s not done until we are all done.” That is Piotr’s character in a nutshell.

🏆 Benjamin Prus

The John Scheeren Building Excellence Carpentry Award

Donated by Family & Friends of the late John Scheeren

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

Ben is an extremely strong student who excels academically and in the shop. He came every day with a smile on his face, ready to learn, and always willing to help others. Ben’s work ethic, attention to detail, and genuine excitement for carpentry made him a joy to have in class. Congratulations, Ben!

🏆 Stephanie Leonard

Trades Training - Architectural Trades Award

Donated by Camosun Trades

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.

Steph’s work ethic and commitment to the trade are truly top-notch. Throughout her time at Camosun, she has always worked incredibly hard and achieved very high-end results. During her most recent term, Steph was asked to mentor less experienced first-year students, and she did so very honorably. Hats off to you, Steph! Keep up the fantastic work.

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Fine Furniture

🏆 Marie-Claude Bleau

FortisBC Women in Trade Foundation Award

Donated by FortisBC

This award is in recognition of a female student in the Trade Foundation program who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

Marie can’t help but approach every project with an abundance of creative energy. She has incorporated novel finishes into many of her projects, and experiments with new ways of doing things. In addition to focusing on the finishing aspect of her project work throughout the program, she earned the top marks for the finish samples project.

🏆 Nicolas Landriault

Vintage Woodworks Award

Donated by Vintage Woodworks Inc.

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

Nick came into the program with a strong working knowledge of woodworking, and has worked hard to continually refine his skills. He sets exceptionally high standards for his work, which has pushed him to create pieces that are at a professional level. Nick’s academic work is always completed to a high standard, this combined with exceptional results on his practical projects has earned him the top student award.

🏆 Marie-Claude Bleau

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.

Marie is highly dedicated to learning the craft of furniture making and completes every assignment and project to the highest standard. She consistently works to develop a deeper understanding of the lessons, often asking her instructor about nuances and details. Marie is driven and highly motivated to learn, showing deep focus and concentration in completing all of her shop projects to a very high standard. Additionally, she finds time to complete other personal projects, such as a red and yellow cedar canoe paddle, which enhance her learning.

🏆 Trever Joyce

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.

Trever’s design work throughout the program has been exemplary. He has produced original and creative projects that integrate concepts taught in class with his own style. Trever’s hard work and overall marks for design projects has earned him this award.

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Horticulture

🏆 Jessica Giebelhaus

BC Council of 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.

Jessica possesses an insatiable desire for learning, not only about plants, but anything related to them, inside and out! She consistently sat at the front of the class and during field trips or site visits, you could always find Jessica alongside the host, listening intently and asking thoughtful questions – her mind always a few steps ahead. Her enthusiasm, positive energy, and infectious smile were like a beacon in the class. Jessica's patience and thoughtfulness made her a great mentor for others. Recently, Jessica partnered with another student to compete in the Trades BC Skills competition in April for Landscape Horticulture, where they were awarded the Bronze Medal! Congratulations, Jessica! We wish you all the best and have no doubt that you will achieve great success in your future pursuits.

🏆 Erin Reder

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 ability to succeed in the industry and intending to continue their education.

Erin is a quiet leader with a passion for the conservation and rehabilitation of farming or gardening systems, with a keen interest in building and maintaining soil health and vitality. Erin set high standards for herself, and would take on any new challenges, even those which felt very uncomfortable (like those tall ladders!). Throughout the year, Erin exemplified a natural talent for design, an avenue which she wishes to pursue further. We wish Erin all the best and know she will find success with her future endeavors.

🏆 Judy Saracini

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. Priority will be given to a student with a special interest in fruit growing.

Judy consistently arrived early, displaying preparedness, an open mind, and a positive demeanor, earning her widespread popularity among classmates. She exemplified a strong work ethic by exceeding expectations in assignments, sharing study resources, and actively engaging in hands-on horticultural tasks. Her enthusiasm for plant care, especially fruit trees and soil health, flourished through community orchard experiences. Congratulations, Judy, on your achievements!

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Motor Vehicle & Metal Trades

🏆 Andrea White

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.

Andrea was a great student to teach. She was very passionate about metal and metalwork, especially evident in the metal art she had completed before coming to Camosun. Well done!

🏆 Reuben Radford

Rodger Hargreaves Memorial Award

Donated by Family & Friends of Rodger Hargreaves

The Rodger Hargreaves Memorial Award is presented to an outstanding South Island Partnership student who successfully completes level 2 training.

Reuben showed strong leadership in group projects and class, impressing his instructor with his eagerness to tackle extra tasks. He's smart, engaged, and proactive. After graduating, he enrolled in the Heavy Duty Program as a Dual Credit student. Currently pursuing Level 3 at Vancouver Island University, he's set for Level 4 at soon. Congratulations, Reuben!

🏆 Claire Halliwell

Minerva BC Champions Women in Trades Award

Donated by Minerva Foundation For BC Women

This award is to promote the development of female leaders through education by recognizing women studying in a Trades program who display outstanding leadership qualities.

Claire excelled during her Level 2 apprentice training earlier this year, with perfect attendance, the highest marks in the class, and a most positive attitude. She clearly demonstrated leadership qualities in both the class and the shop, always willing to assist her classmates with challenging tasks while maintaining a high level of respect for their abilities. Her enthusiasm for the trade was amplified by her interactions with the female students in our Foundation class, offering them encouragement and sharing insights into the opportunities available to them in the automotive industry. On her way to becoming a technician, Claire has also honed her metalworking skills, establishing herself as a standout talent at one of Victoria’s premier automotive restoration shops. With her infectious enthusiasm and positivity, along with a blend of skills and leadership qualities that set her apart, Claire is a truly deserving recipient of the Minerva BC Champions Women in Trades Award.

🏆 Emily Irwin-Mccall

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.

🏆 Lyssa Pearson-Porter

FortisBC Women in Trade Foundation Award

Donated by FortisBC

This award is in recognition of a female student in the Trade Foundation program who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

Always the first to arrive and the last to leave class, Lyssa consistently demonstrated a fantastic work ethic from day one of Foundations and throughout.

🏆 Lyssa Pearson-Porter

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to female students who have completed Trades Foundation level training and have shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Lyssa embarked on her sheet metal journey through the Women in Trades Sampler program. She is a thoughtful and determined individual who can establish clear boundaries and advocate effectively for herself and others. Lyssa is actively contributing to positive change within the industry

🏆 Nikki Gialet

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to female students who have completed Trades Foundation level training and have shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Nikki is a former MiTee youth trade sampler student. Her determination, leadership skills, and positive attitude are qualities that will propel her far in her endeavors.

🏆 Braden Gilson

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.

Braden works diligently to maintain high grades and is fully dedicated to his trade. His commitment is evident in his investment in shop equipment for side jobs, showcasing his proactive approach to gaining practical experience. With such dedication and initiative, it's foreseeable that Braden may one day establish his own full-time business in the field.

🏆 Kimmy Liu

Sheet Metal Workers - Local 276 Award Foundation Program Award

Donated by Sheet Metal Workers Loc No. 276

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

Kimmy consistently demonstrates her dedication to learning by being the first to arrive in class and the last to leave. Her thirst for knowledge is insatiable, as she absorbs information like a sponge. Her commitment to continuous learning is truly commendable.

🏆 Layton Lavic

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.

Layton displayed the skills and mindset of a seasoned journeyman even in Level 1. His potential in the industry is immense, and we are eager to witness his future accomplishments as he continues his technical training. Congratulations, Layton!

🏆 Tristan Giesbrecht

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.

Tristan exemplifies tenacity, consistently revisiting tasks to ensure correctness. He dedicates himself to studying and meticulously takes notes, demonstrating a commitment to excellence. Tristan's grades were consistently at the top of the class in both shop and theory, reflecting his dedication and diligence.

🏆 Emily Irwin-Mccall

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Automotive Apprenticeship Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

Awarded to the top 4th year Apprentice student in the automotive service technician trade.

Congratulations to Emily Irwin-McCall on her outstanding achievement! Completing her final year of the Automotive Service Technician program with such excellence is truly commendable. Her dedication, perseverance, and perfect attendance demonstrate commitment to her goals and a passion for automotive service. Achieving the highest grade in the class and excelling in her SLE and Red Seal exams is a testament to her hard work and determination. It is our honor to present Emily with the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award in recognition of her remarkable accomplishments. We wish her continued success in her future endeavors!

🏆 Chris Atkinson

Torque Masters Car Club Foundation or First Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Torque Masters Car Club

Awarded to students in the Automotive Foundation or 1st year Apprenticeship programs at who demonstrate a good work ethic and show promise in the field.

Chris's journey at in the summer of 2023 was marked by unwavering dedication to automotive studies. Despite the logistical challenge of commuting from Salt Spring Island, Chris managed to excel in all facets of the program, with commitment to the trade evidenced by exceptional performance demonstrated in the classroom and shop, achieving an overall grade of 95 per cent. Additionally, Chris's understanding of automotive technology shone through in the final standardized level examination, with the highest grade in the class. In recognition of dedication and remarkable accomplishments, we are honored to present Chris with this award.

🏆 Elijah Vaughan

Torque Masters Car Club Foundation or First Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Torque Masters Car Club

Awarded to students in the Automotive Foundation or 1st year Apprenticeship programs at who demonstrate a good work ethic and show promise in the field.

Elijah completed his Level 1 apprenticeship training in Sept 2023 with an overall mark of 92 per cent and perfect attendance. Elijah demonstrated an exceptional ability to apply classroom knowledge to practical skills in the shop. Elijah’s leadership skills and ability to follow instructions are attributes which employers are always hoping to find in an employee. We wish Elijah the best of luck in his future endeavors in the automotive industry. Congratulations!

🏆 Andrew Taylor

Torque Masters Car Club Second Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Torque Masters Car Club

Awarded to students in 2nd year Apprenticeship programs at who demonstrate a good work ethic and show promise in the field.

Andrew successfully completed the Automotive Service Training Program level 2 in February 2024. As an instructor I found Andrew to be enthusiastic, polite and always ready to get started on the next topic in the classroom or the shop. Andrew’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 89 per cent. Well done Andrew!

🏆 Keenan Vrooman

Torque Masters Car Club Second Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Torque Masters Car Club

Awarded to students in 2nd year Apprenticeship programs at who demonstrate a good work ethic and show promise in the field.

Keenan completed the Automotive Service Training Program level two in February 2024 with perfect attendance. To be successful in the automotive trade you must be able to understand and apply information, but you also need to source it. Keenan has a tremendous ability to source information and, in some cases, has found information incorrect or missing from the textbook. His focus and dedication earned him an overall final mark of 91 per cent. Well done Keenan!

🏆 Dustin Beaton

Torque Masters Car Club Third Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Torque Masters Car Club

Awarded to students in 3rd year Apprenticeship program at who demonstrate a good work ethic and show promise in the field.

Dustin completed the Automotive Service Training Program level 3 in November 2023 with an overall score of 92 per cent. Specializing in European vehicles, Dustin is very detail oriented and able to interpret complex instructions and apply them to the task at hand. He has always been a pleasure to have in class and not afraid to step up when it comes to problem solving challenging assignments. Congratulations Dustin!

🏆 Cheyenne Flanders

Torque Masters Car Club Third Year Apprentice Award

Donated by Torque Masters Car Club

Awarded to students in 3rd year Apprenticeship program at who demonstrate a good work ethic and show promise in the field.

Cheyenne completed the Automotive Service Training Program level 3 in November 2023 with perfect attendance. Cheyenne demonstrated exceptional perseverance and attention to detail in the shop leading to a consistent high level of success. We wish Cheyenne the best of luck in her future endeavors in the automotive industry.

🏆 Jonathan Pham

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.

Congratulations to Jay on completing the Automotive Service Technician Foundation program with such commendable marks! It's no small feat to shift careers, and Jay's dedication and focus are truly admirable. Not only did Jay excel personally, but also contributed to the success of others by offering support and assistance to classmates who were facing challenges. Receiving the Ed Coates Memorial Award is a testament to Jay's hard work, determination, and commitment to excellence. It's wonderful to see such deserving recognition for Jay's accomplishments in the automotive service field. Here's to Jay's continued success and future endeavors as a new apprentice at BCAA in downtown Victoria.

🏆 Matthew Lalonde

BC Transit Emerging Leader in Heavy Duty Mechanic Award

Donated by BC Transit

Awarded to 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.

Matt was an exceptional student who prioritized safety in the shop and served as a leader among his peers. He consistently assisted the instructor and his classmates when needed, demonstrating both initiative and teamwork. In group settings, Matt naturally assumed a leadership role, ensuring that tasks were completed correctly. His perfect attendance not only made him a role model for other students but also made him a reliable team member whom everyone could depend on.

🏆 Jenna Szita

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

Donated by BC Transit

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

Jenna has made significant progress in her journey in the Truck and Transport trade, demonstrating dedication and commitment to her training. Additionally, she has made positive contributions during her Level 1 apprentice course in January, showcasing her willingness to learn and contribute to the success of her class.

🏆 Marc Van Der Wal

Victoria Midas Award

Donated by Victoria Midas

Awarded to a Automotive Technician apprentice that has demonstrated enthusiasm and determination to achieve a high level of competence as an automotive service technician.

Marc started his journey to become an automotive technician after completing an engineering degree program. Since his start in the Foundation program it was evident that his focus on learning and ability to understand complex theories was at a very high level. He completed Level 4 of his apprentice training in December 2023 with an outstanding grade of 93 per cent. His concentrated effort in the final year of his Red-Seal training was excellent, and the skills he demonstrated in the shop reinforced the level of understanding and ability he's achieved. It has been great to see Marc's knowledge and abilities grow over the years, he is a very deserving recipient of the Victoria Midas Award. Congratulations Marc.

🏆 Jesse Johnsen

Schnitzer Welding Apprenticeship Award

Donated by Schnitzer Steel Canada Ltd.

Awarded to the top Welding Apprentice student.

Jesse consistently demonstrated engagement in both her studies and practical training. Her hard work and commitment to technical training were evident in her achievement of the highest overall theory and practical marks. Jesse's positive attitude permeated everything she encountered, contributing to a supportive and encouraging learning environment. Well done, Jesse!

🏆 Connor Wilson

Early Ford V8 Club Award

Donated by Early Ford V8 Club, Regional Group # 109

Awarded to a deserving student in the Automotive Technician Program.

Connor completed Level 4 of his Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship training in December 2023. He continually demonstrated a high level of classroom participation and technical understanding that contributed to the learning of his cohorts; often sharing valuable insights from his experiences on the job at Glen Oak Ford. Over his time at Camosun, Connor has proven to be a talented mechanic. His knowledge and ability in the shop combined with his positive attitude and ability to work well with others makes him a most deserving recipient of the Early Ford V8 Club Award.

🏆 Shayne Lang

Tannaar Reeves Sheet Metal Memorial Award

Donated by Family of Tannaar Reeves

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.

When Shane arrived on the first day of Foundations, he expressed significant concerns about understanding the mathematics involved in our trade. However, he dedicated himself wholeheartedly to mastering these concepts, and his hard work and determination have truly paid off. Shane's commitment to understanding mathematics in our trade is evident, and his progress is remarkable.

🏆 Aidan Walsh

Alan Hutchinson Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Alan Hutchinson

Awarded to a deserving 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 career.

Aidan stood out as an exceptional student, consistently displaying a positive attitude towards learning. He showed a strong drive to grasp every aspect of heavy-duty mechanical repair, demonstrating his commitment to mastering the trade. Aidan's exemplary attendance underscored his dedication and reliability. His good-natured demeanor and reliability make him well-suited to continue his journey in the heavy mechanical trade as an apprentice.

🏆 Stephen Nong

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

Congratulations to Stephen on receiving the Vintage Car Club of Canada award. He has shown exceptional dedication and passion for the automotive industry throughout his journey, starting from the Automotive Foundation program to achieving completion of Level 4. His hard work, kindness, and willingness to support others both in class and at events like the Vintage Car Club inspection day, truly exemplify his commitment to excellence. It's wonderful to see students like Stephen not only excel in their studies but also actively engage with their passion outside of the classroom. His willingness to learn more about classic cars demonstrates a deep appreciation for the craft and a desire to continuously expand his knowledge. Congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition.

🏆 Jorden Donovan

Pearl & Knud Boelt Motor Vehicle Award

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to a deserving student in their final year in Auto Mechanics at .

Jorden completed his apprenticeship training in December 2023, achieving top marks in school and on the Red-Seal exam. Demonstrating confidence, practical ability and a level of technical understanding seldom seen at this level, Jorden has clearly become a skilled technician. Any automotive repair facility would be fortunate to have him as an employee. With this level of commitment to the trade, we are pleased topresent Jorden Donavan with the Pearl & Knud Boelt Motor Vehicle Award. Congratulations Jordan.

🏆 Francis Holubowich

Pearl & Knud Boelt Metal Trades Award

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to a deserving student in their final year of Metal Trades at .

Francis was an exceptional student who consistently maintained a positive attitude and put forth great effort in both theoretical and practical aspects of his studies. He exceeded all expectations, and it was a pleasure to play a role in his training and development. Watching and encouraging his growth in his trade was truly rewarding. Well done, Francis!

🏆 Tyson Frick

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

Awarded to an Automotive Entry Level student who has shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance.

Tyson recently completed his seven-month Automotive Service Technician Foundation program in March, Demonstrating a remarkable understanding of the automotive industry from day one. His proficiency was evident as he not only completed all assigned tasks promptly but also willingly undertook additional responsibilities to support other trade levels. Tyson's eagerness to assist others, coupled with his exceptional talents, distinguishes him as a worthy recipient of the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award. Congratulations Tyson!!!

🏆 Nikki Gialet

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

Awarded to an Automotive Entry Level student who has shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance.

Tonight, we gather to celebrate not just academic and practical excellence, but also the personal growth and transformative journeys of our students. With this in mind, we’d like to recognize the accomplishments of Nikki Gailet, who embarked on our Automotive Service Technician Foundation program with minimal knowledge of the trade but a curiosity to learn. Throughout her time in the program, Nikki's dedication was truly awe-inspiring. Despite initially not envisioning a career in the automotive industry, she immersed herself in every aspect of the curriculum, embracing the opportunity for growth and commitment. It is with great pride that we present Nikki with the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award, recognizing her exceptional journey and the profound impact of her dedication and growth. Congratulations Nikki, and good luck continuing on your journey!

🏆 Tyler Bains

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

Awarded to an Automotive Entry Level student who has shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance.

Tyler successfully completed the Automotive Foundation Program in September 2023, with near perfect attendance and consistent high marks. With a quiet, but focussed learning style, he worked hard to understand new concepts and build confidence in his abilities. Tyler demonstrated substantial growth in knowledge and practical ability during the seven months he was in the course, paving the way to a successful career in the automotive trade. All of the instructors agree that he is most deserving of the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award.

🏆 Spencer Bourke

Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Wayne Blackwell

Awarded to an Automotive Entry Level student who has shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance.

Spencer completed the seven-month long Foundation program in September 2023, 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 made time to assist others while completing assigned tasks competently; continually developing his skills and knowledge. His near perfect attendance, dedication to learn, and high marks combine to make Spencer a very deserving recipient of the Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award. Well done Spencer!

🏆 Ben Godolphin

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Medal

Donated by Estate of Ruth & Vagn Sorensen

Awarded to a student for achieving exceptional marks in the learning of Metal Trades.

Ben was a pleasure to work with, consistently displaying a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. He was successful in both his theoretical understanding and his practical application.

🏆 Alex Maxwell

Trades Training - Metal Trades Award

Donated by Camosun Trades

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

Alex consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, maintaining a positive attitude in all aspects of his work. He showed a commendable dedication to his trade, continuously pushing himself to improve and expand his knowledge base. Witnessing his commitment to advancing in his field was truly inspiring.

🏆 Lilli Korhonen

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.

Lilli excels in working independently and possesses a remarkable ability to visualize the finished product. Her dedication and skill are evident in her achievement of one of the highest class grades in both theory and practical aspects of the course.

🏆 Zoe Iverson

Chris Gover Memorial Award

Donated by Susan Gover

Awarded to a student in the Automotive Technician Red Seal program who demonstrates care and kindness towards their classmates while demonstrating their determination to become a technician despite any challenges they may have to overcome.

This award has particular significance to the automotive department instructors who were all fortunate to get to know Chris Gover during his short time with us. Through collaborative and thoughtful discussion, they selected Zoe Iverson as the first recipient of this meaningful award. Congratulations Zoe! Your dedication and hard work throughout the Automotive Foundation course have truly paid off. Your practical automotive skills have shone through which are invaluable in the industry. You have shown perseverance and commitment to the trade and secured an apprenticeship at GAS Classics. The Chris Gover Memorial Award is well deserved, and a testament to your hard work, passion, and potential in the automotive industry. Keep up the excellent work Zoe, we look forward to having you back at to complete the remaining levels of your Red Seal training.

🏆 Lou Pinto

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

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

Lou successfully completed the Automotive Service Training Program level 2 in February 2024. Instructors found Lou to be enthusiastic, consistently considerate of others and a true leader. Lou was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it and collaborated with other students to solve problems. Lou asked well thought out questions and could effectively apply principles taught in the classroom to shop tasks. Congratulations Lou, we are happy to present you the Arthur John Jones Memorial Award.

🏆 Joshua Edwards

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

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

Congratulations to Josh on receiving this award for his outstanding achievement in automotive service. Josh's dedication to understanding vehicles on a deeper level, and his passion for teaching others has not gone unnoticed. His commitment to excellence in diagnosing vehicle issues goes beyond just using diagnostic tools—it's about truly comprehending how vehicles operate and communicate, a skill, that takes years to develop. Josh's expertise and willingness to share his knowledge will undoubtedly benefit both his colleagues and customers alike. Here's to Josh's continued success in his career as an Automotive Service Technician!

🏆 Jacob Garcia

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

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

Jacob completed the Automotive Foundation Program in September 2023 with a final mark of 94 per cent. With a background in robotics, Jacob was always enthusiastic to take on a new challenge. In addition to completing his workshop task book Jacob was able to repair a vintage Volkswagen gasoline fired heater that was donated to many years ago. It took research, time and patience but Jacob worked through all of the challenges and failures to see the project through to a successful outcome.

🏆 Brendan Gao

Arthur John Jones Memorial Award

Donated by Estate of Arthur John Jones

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

Brendan completed the Automotive Service Technician Program level 3 in February 2024. We often talk about the importance of a good attitude and punctuality. Without a doubt Brendan possesses both of these attributes finishing the program with perfect attendance and always a smile. Brendan’s calm and happy demeaner was an inspiration in the classroom and in the shop. Brendan was eager to learn and was able to effectively apply his knowledge to the hands-on tasks in the shop. Congratulations Brendan, we are happy to present you the Arthur John Jones Memorial Award.

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Plumbing & Pipe Trades

🏆 Tricia Hrushowy

Minerva BC Champions Women in Trades Award

Donated by Minerva Foundation For BC Women

This award is to promote the development of female leaders through education by recognizing women studying in a Trades program who display outstanding leadership qualities.

This year, Tricia achieved her Red Seal certification as a plumber, a testament to her consistent dedication and hard work. She's known for posing insightful questions, maintaining a positive attitude, and taking pride in her work. Beyond her own achievements, Tricia actively fosters community and mentors new women in the skilled trades, volunteering at various events such as youth trades summer camps and Skills BC. Tricia's commitment and contributions make her a truly deserving recipient of this award. Congratulations, Tricia!

🏆 Evan Fraser

Trades Competitors Award

Donated by Camosun Trades

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.

Evan has truly stood out as an exceptional student throughout his time at . Not only did he excel in the classroom, but he also demonstrated remarkable proficiency in the shop, earning praise from his employer for his outstanding performance in fieldwork. In 2023, Evan achieved remarkable success, clinching the Gold medal in the Sprinklerfitter competition at Skills BC in Abbotsford. Additionally, he secured the Gold medal for top Canadian Sprinklerfitter at Skills Canada in Winnipeg. Furthermore, Evan's triumph extended to the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters' Western Regional Skills Competition, where he emerged victorious. His representation of Camosun Pipe Trades at the National Pipe Trades Skills Competition in Montreal was a source of great pride for the college. celebrates Evan's remarkable achievements with immense pride.

🏆 Leslie Mahoney

CFUW Victoria Trades Anniversary Award

Donated by Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria

The recipient shall be a female student who has completed Foundation or first year Apprenticeship, is continuing her studies and training at Camosun, has a proven passion for her chosen career and is an inspiration to fellow students

🏆 Iva Jelovina

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to a top female student who has completed Trades Foundation level training and has shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Iva began her journey in The Women in Trades Sampler, where she promptly exhibited her curiosity, creativity, willingness to embrace new challenges, and an exceptional attitude. She consistently demonstrates eagerness to assist her peers and actively seeks opportunities to contribute to positive transformations within the industry.

🏆 Sully Johnstone

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to female students who have completed Trades Foundation level training and have shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Sully is a highly self-aware individual who exhibits strong leadership skills while consistently striving to excel in their work. Sully is a creative problem solver, advocating for both themselves and others, and possesses a promising future in the pipe trades.

🏆 Theresa de Groot-Francois

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to female students who have completed Trades Foundation level training and have shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Theresa is passionate and enthusiastic about her future in the pipe trades. She is a hardworking, persistent, and determined individual.

🏆 Parambir Singh

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.

Parambir is a diligent and proficient student, demonstrating a knack for quick learning. His collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively with fellow students contributed to his success in achieving exceptionally high marks. It is evident that Parambir possesses the qualities necessary to excel as a tradesperson. Well done, Parambir!

🏆 Adam Bown

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.

Adam has demonstrated remarkable dedication by completing two levels of technical training this year en route to pursuing his red seal certification. As a conscientious student, he consistently excelled academically and displayed a strong motivation to produce high-quality work. Despite his busy schedule, Adam generously assisted his classmates who had less field experience, showcasing his supportive nature. His outstanding performance, including being at the top of his class in Level 2 Steamfitting, makes him a highly deserving recipient of this award. Congratulations, Adam!

🏆 Jenny Breukelman

Vancouver Island Piping Industry Award

Donated by Local 324 Plumbers & Pipe VI Joint Training Cmtte

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

Jenny's enthusiasm and diligence made her a standout student in the class. Drawing from her background as a business owner, she brought valuable insights and perspectives that enriched the learning experience for everyone. Jenny's willingness to assist her classmates and share engaging stories and experiences further contributed to the positive atmosphere in the class. Thank you, Jenny, for your valuable contributions!

🏆 Leslie Mahoney

Seaspan Victoria Shipyard Award

Donated by Seaspan Marine Corporation

Awarded to the best all-round Steamfitters/Pipefitter.

Leslie is an exceptionally hardworking student with impressive on-the-job skills. Her dedication and commitment were evident as she competed in Skills BC this year, showcasing her talent and expertise. Additionally, Leslie's outstanding performance at the top of her third-year Steamfitting class is a testament to her diligence and capability. Congratulations, Leslie, on your well-deserved success!

🏆 Ryan Taylor

Scott Bryant Memorial Sprinkler Fitter Award

Donated by William Bryant

Awarded 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.

Ryan exemplified dedication and conscientiousness as a student, consistently demonstrating punctuality, preparedness, and active participation in classroom discussions. His collaborative nature was evident in his ability to effectively work with and support his fellow students. Ryan's commitment to excellence is commendable. Excellent work, Ryan!

🏆 Sully Johnstone

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.

Sully's diligence and dedication as a student were truly commendable. Her consistent punctuality, organization, and ability to follow directions contributed to a positive learning environment. Sully's collaborative spirit and leadership qualities made her a valuable asset to the classroom dynamic. Congratulations, Sully, on your achievements!

🏆 David Cabeldu

EMCO HVAC Teammate of the Year Award

Donated by EMCO HVAC Victoria

Awarded to students in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning program at who demonstrates team work in class, is engaged in the community and has excellent academic standing.

Dave's energy and enthusiasm were contagious throughout the Refrigeration program, inspiring both himself and his peers to strive for success. His positive attitude and unwavering commitment to excellence enriched the classroom environment every day. Dave's dedication to supporting those around him exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding teammate, making him a deserving recipient of the EMCO Teammate of the Year award. Congratulations, Dave!

🏆 Rachel Anderson

EMCO HVAC Teammate of the Year Award

Donated by EMCO HVAC Victoria

Awarded to students in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning program at who demonstrates team work in class, is engaged in the community and has excellent academic standing.

Rachel's exceptional dedication and determination were evident in her proactive approach to learning, often seeking opportunities to deepen her understanding and gain hands-on experience beyond the classroom requirements. Her commitment to continuous improvement and her enthusiasm for learning will undoubtedly propel her to great success in her future career as a technician. Thank you, Rachel, for your outstanding efforts and contributions!

🏆 Ethan Parsons

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.

Ethan's exceptional performance in Level One Plumbing set him apart as the highest achieving student overall. His efficiency in completing assignments and willingness to assist classmates exemplified his strong leadership and supportive nature. Evan's insightful questions and positive attitude contributed to a vibrant learning environment. Congratulations on your outstanding work, Ethan!

🏆 Jordan Nelms

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.

Jordan is an excellent student who excels both in the classroom and in the shop environment. He supports his fellow students and is a pleasure to have in class. Jordan is being recognized today for his high achievement during technical training and his positive, optimistic attitude. Nice work, Jordan!

🏆 Brett Briggs

Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

Donated by Local 324 Plumbers & Pipe VI Joint Training Cmtte

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

Brett's dedication to completing his sprinkler fitting training was exemplary. His outstanding academic performance, positive attitude, and commitment to punctuality showcased his strong work ethic and determination. Brett's ability to problem-solve and his enthusiastic participation made him a valuable asset to the class and the sprinkler trade as a whole. Thank you, Brett, for your contributions, and we wish you continued success in your career.

🏆 Hanna Thomas-Hofmann

MGM Mechanical Award of Leadership and Excellence

Donated by MGM Mechanical Ltd.

Awarded to a fourth-year plumbing student who has demonstrated over-all excellence and leadership in the classroom and shop

Hanna's leadership qualities and passion for the trade left a lasting impact on her peers, inspiring them with her hard work, dedication, and sense of humour. She consistently demonstrated eagerness to share her knowledge and actively sought ways to enhance understanding for the entire class. Hanna's contributions were invaluable, and her positive influence is commendable. Well done, Hanna!

🏆 Michael Macartney

William G. Brown Memorial Award

Donated by Patrick Brown

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

Mike's dedication to both theory and practical work is commendable, demonstrating outstanding skills alongside a positive attitude and strong work ethic. His willingness to assist classmates after completing his own projects highlights his collaborative spirit and commitment to the overall success of the class. Mike's multifaceted excellence makes him a standout student in every aspect.

🏆 David Young

Pearl & Knud Boelt Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to a student in their final year of Plumbing at .

Dave has consistently demonstrated excellence as a student in the Pipe Trades department from the beginning of his journey. His exceptional mechanical aptitude and unique skill set were evident early on in the foundations program. Dave's achievements include winning multiple apprentice skill competitions and representing Camosun Pipe Trades at the prestigious UA Plumbers & Pipefitters International Skills competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2022. Congratulations, Dave, on a highly successful apprenticeship!

🏆 Laura Veitch

Pearl & Knud Boelt Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to a student in their final year of Pipe Trades at .

Laura's exceptional performance, graduating with a remarkable 96% overall average in 4th-year Steamfitting, speaks volumes about her dedication and expertise in her craft. Her commitment to excellence is evident in her project work and her willingness to support her peers through teaching special courses and assisting fellow students. Laura's bright future in the field of Steamfitting is evident to all at Camosun Pipe Trades, and her contributions make her a valuable asset to any class.

🏆 Emmanuel Innocent

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Plumbing

Donated by Estate of Ruth & Vagn Sorensen

Awarded to a student achieving exceptional marks in the area of Plumbing & Pipe Trades.

Emmanuel's perseverance and dedication to his trade are truly commendable. Despite facing challenges in his technical training, he has shown remarkable resilience and a strong work ethic. Emmanuel's commitment to his craft and his willingness to seize every opportunity for success exemplify the qualities sought after in a dedicated apprentice. Congratulations on your achievements, Manny!

🏆 Trenton Nydahl

The John Scheeren Building Excellence Plumbing & Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Family & Friends of the late John Scheeren

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

Trenton's dedication to excellence and his commitment to doing things right are truly impressive. His outstanding work ethic and passion for his craft have not only contributed to his success in completing his second year Steamfitting course but also earned him recognition at the BC Skills competition. Trenton's achievements are a testament to his hard work and determination. Congratulations on your well-deserved success, Trenton!

🏆 Rosalie Sothcott

Trades Training - Plumbing & Pipe Trades Award

Donated by Camosun Trades

Awarded to a 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.

Rosalie's dedication and hard work in completing her Level 1 and Level 2 Gasfitter training back-to-back, leading to acquiring her Level ‘B’ ticket as a gasfitter, is truly commendable. Her positive attitude and strong work ethic, both in practical and theoretical aspects of the training, reflect her determination and commitment to excellence. Additionally, her participation in volunteer projects, such as one for the Victoria Cool Aid Society, demonstrates her willingness to contribute to the community and apply her skills for the greater good. Congratulations to Rosalie on her well-deserved achievements!

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Electrical Trades

🏆 Shauna Fendick

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.

Shauna is a joy to have in class. Her enthusiasm for learning is infectious and helps to brighten everyone's day. Her combination of hard work and natural ability is sure to take her as far as she wants to go in this field. Well done

🏆 Jewel Lavan

Victoria Truth Centre Trades Award

Donated by Victoria Truth Centre

Awarded to a female student who has demonstrated a keen interest in their studies, a passion for their trade, and shows kindness and helpfulness to their peers. The student is hardworking and shows determination in applying themselves in their program

Jewel's enthusiasm for the electrical trade extends beyond individual study. She also contributes positively to group dynamics, suggesting good communication skills, collaboration, and a willingness to support her peers.

🏆 Saidy Channer

Construction Trades Foundation ICBA Award of Excellence

Donated by Independent Contractors and Business Association of BC

Awarded to one or more trades students with all around good performance in the Electrical or Welding Foundation programs.

Saidy was tied with another student for the top mark in the class. She demonstrated a quick grasp of concepts and the confidence to question certain lab procedures when they didn't make sense to her. These qualities align perfectly with the requirements for success in the electrical trade. Saidy consistently excelled in her projects, projecting a positive attitude and displaying formidable electrical competency. Furthermore, she generously volunteered her own time at the college to assist a fellow high school student, whom she didn't previously know, in getting acquainted with the Foundations Program and determining if it would be a good fit. Based on her performance and character, I highly recommend Saidy to any company considering hiring her.

🏆 Cezanne Insley

CurriculumBuilding Capacity for Women in Red Seal Trades Awards

Donated by Construction Foundation of BC

Awarded to female students who have completed Trades Foundation level training and have shown leadership, dedication and a willingness to help break down barriers and be part of the positive shift for women in the trades.

Cezanne's positive attitude, determination, creative problem-solving skills, and ability to self-advocate will undoubtedly serve her well in the electrical field. She has a bright future ahead of her.

🏆 Payton Silvester

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.

Payton's consistent effort has earned him the top mark in his class—an overall average of 97%! This is a remarkable achievement. His numerous contributions often sparked lively and interesting discussions, engaging the entire class. Payton also demonstrated respectful behavior towards his classmates and the instructor. Well done, Payton, and congratulations!

🏆 Sascha Gervais-Farrell

Electrical Foundation Program Award

Donated by Electrical Contractors Association of BC

Awarded to 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.

Sascha definitely ranks highly on the list of dedicated students I've had over the years. His study habits and competency are extraordinary. In fact, in the hundreds of students I have had the pleasure of instructing, I don't remember having a student as committed and focused on this course as Sascha was. Every night and weekend, Sascha spent his time studying, and it was evident in his marks and practical competencies. Additionally, he spent class time mentoring and assisting other fellow classmates, gaining their respect as a class leader. I told Sascha that a student of his caliber deserves the best this trade has to offer and should not settle for anything less. Sascha will be a welcome asset to any company that he chooses to work for.

🏆 Allysa Penner

Electrical Foundation Program Award

Donated by Electrical Contractors Association of BC

Awarded to 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.

Allysa demonstrates excellent troubleshooting skills, patience, consistent attendance, and a positive attitude. Her workmanship is exceptional, consistently earning top marks. Additionally, she actively contributes to electrical in-house projects, showcasing her dedication and skill. Overall, Allysa is a valuable asset to the program and exhibits qualities that will serve her well in her future endeavors.

🏆 Daniel Trombley

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

Daniel was an exceptional student, highly focused on achieving his goals and always willing to help explain concepts to fellow students who were struggling. He is a team player and possesses a quiet, pleasant demeanor. Thank you, Dan, for your contributions to the class.

🏆 Thomas Brossolette

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.

Thomas demonstrated remarkable dedication by never missing a day of school and consistently answering every question correctly. His unwavering effort paid off, reflected in his impressive final average of 98%. In addition to his academic achievements, Thomas stood out as one of the friendliest students in the class and served as a great mentor for his peers to follow.

🏆 Paul Lindemann

Pearl & Knud Boelt Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Estate of Pearl & Knud Boelt

Awarded to a top student in their final year in Electrical at .

Paul brought a unique perspective to the class due to his extensive field experience, which made him unphased by many challenges. He demonstrated excellent comprehension of class concepts, ensuring he fully understood each one. His thorough understanding proved beneficial as he generously helped other students throughout the semester. Paul's presence was greatly valued in the class, and he was appreciated by all for his contributions and assistance.

🏆 Madeleine Wilson

Sorensen Family Memorial Award in Building Construction Trades Electrical

Donated by Estate of Ruth & Vagn Sorensen

Awarded to a student achieving top marks in the learning of Electrical Trades.

Madeleine was truly exceptional in our class this year! She consistently supported her classmates, working diligently and staying late to ensure she fully grasped the subjects. Madeleine's insightful questions sparked valuable discussions, enriching the learning experience for everyone. Most importantly, her positive attitude consistently set a welcoming tone for our class. She is undoubtedly a great asset and is poised to excel in her fourth year.

🏆 Caeden Austin

The John Scheeren Building Excellence Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Family & Friends of the late John Scheeren

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

Caeden was tied with another student in the classroom for the top marks. He was an amazing student to have in our group, breaking a couple of records for speed, quality, and innovation. Caeden is an independent thinker who can be trusted to work alone responsibly and productively. He will undoubtedly be a huge asset to whoever hires him and will flourish in the electrical trade.

🏆 Benjamin Woods

Trades Training - Electrical Trades Award

Donated by Camosun Trades

Ben consistently delivered strong academic results throughout the course. His well-formulated questions were instrumental in driving meaningful class discussions. Additionally, Ben contributed to the success of his classmates by actively collaborating with many of his peers throughout the term.

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Civil Engineering

🏆 Emily Robinson

Minerva BC Champions Women in Technology

Donated by Minerva Foundation For BC Women

This award is to promote the development of female leaders through education by recognizing women studying in a technology program who display outstanding leadership qualities.

Emily achieved a perfect GPA with A+ grades in all her first-term Civil Tech courses. This is an accomplishment for anyone, but especially impressive considering Emily has been away from school for several years. Emily's time management and keen attention to detail are also commendable. Through her sustainability project, Emily demonstrated leadership qualities. Well done, Emily

🏆 Yohana Pico Villamizar

ASTTBC John Leech Technology Leadership Award

Donated by ASTTBC

Awarded 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.

Yohana has been a highly motivated, intelligent, and organized student with excellent academic performance and records in her Civil Engineering Technology program. Throughout her interactions with classmates and instructors, she has demonstrated a calm, skillful, and approachable personality, along with a passion for learning, teamwork, and attention to detail. Yohana is pursuing her dream of obtaining a Civil Engineering degree at the University of Victoria by joining and completing the Bridge program at next year.

🏆 Dakota Diablo

FortisBC Indigenous People in Engineering or Technologies Award

Donated by FortisBC

This award recognizes an Indigenous or female student in the Engineering or Technologies program who has demonstrated teamwork, respect, and safety in class.

With quiet determination, Dakota has successfully completed the Civil Engineering Access program, the Civil Engineering Technology program, and is currently in the process of completing the Civil Engineering Bridge to UBC program. Dakota, a member of the Tl'esqox First Nation (pronounced Two-zee) near Williams Lake, recently represented his community alongside other members at the United Nations in New York, advocating for Indigenous rights.

🏆 Jesse Holwerda

KWL Civil Engineering Award

Donated by Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL)

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.

Jesse is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and generous student. He has utilized his previous experience and knowledge to enhance his understanding of the program's material. He is an accepting and conscientious person who always seeks to enhance his fellow students' learning experiences. Jesse actively applies his background knowledge to envision his future in the Civil Engineering Technology field.

🏆 Cass Currie

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

Donated by JE Anderson & Associates

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

Cass demonstrates a natural talent for thinking beyond the material directly covered in class, understanding what factors need to be considered in engineering design. He brought a calm maturity to the labs and submitted a near-perfect set of municipal drawings at the end of the term. Cass has now transitioned into the municipal field, working with McElhanney Engineering in Duncan.

🏆 Andrea Chandler-Dreher

ASTTBC Emcon Services Award

Donated by ASTTBC

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

Although the award requires a minimum C+ average, Andrea's program GPA was an impressive 8.5 out of 9. However, it was her dedication and enthusiasm that truly set her apart. Regardless of the weather conditions in Surveying class or the number of labs due the following week, Andrea brought a positive outlook to the classroom every single day. She has accepted a position with McElhanney Engineering in Campbell River, where we are confident that her infectious optimism will continue to have a positive impact, just as it did during her time at Camosun.

🏆 Juan Salcedo Mendoza

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 a very good or outstanding report.

Juan enthusiastically completed two work terms last year in the beautiful Yukon, working for Associated Engineering. He enjoyed the Yukon so much that he's back there this summer for another co-op. Juan demonstrated his passion for Civil Engineering technology during his co-op, working long hours and earning top praise from his employer.

🏆 Daniel Larson

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.

Daniel has not only overcome many challenges this year, but he has also excelled, both personally and academically. He consistently strives not only to learn but to understand the various course materials. He actively participates in all aspects of the program and collaborates well with all of his classmates. His hard work and dedication will undoubtedly serve him well in the Civil Engineering Technology field

🏆 Brenden Aylard

Kinetic Construction / William Gyles Award in Civil Engineering

Donated by Kinetic Construction Ltd.

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

Brenden has been a delight to teach in the program. He consistently maintains a positive attitude and asks insightful questions that reflect his enthusiasm for the material. He is jovial, cooperative, collaborative, and gets along well with all of his fellow classmates. Brenden demonstrates a cool head under pressure and consistently learns from his mistakes. He will undoubtedly be an asset to the industry.

🏆 Elie Shyaka

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association for Trenchless Technology-BC

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

Chris, Matt, Haley, and Elie collaborated effectively to produce a comprehensive paper entitled "Trenchless vs Traditional Technologies." Supported by case studies, the group compared horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, cured-in-place lining, and slip-lining with traditional open-cut methods. The comparison focused on the environmental and cost implications of each method.

🏆 Haley Hamilton

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association for Trenchless Technology-BC

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

Chris, Matt, Haley, and Elie collaborated effectively to produce a comprehensive paper entitled "Trenchless vs Traditional Technologies." Supported by case studies, the group compared horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, cured-in-place lining, and slip-lining with traditional open-cut methods. The comparison focused on the environmental and cost implications of each method.

🏆 Chris Blaskovich

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association for Trenchless Technology-BC

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

Chris, Matt, Haley, and Elie collaborated effectively to produce a comprehensive paper entitled "Trenchless vs Traditional Technologies." Supported by case studies, the group compared horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, cured-in-place lining, and slip-lining with traditional open-cut methods. The comparison focused on the environmental and cost implications of each method.

🏆 Matt Byrnell

NASTT- BC Award

Donated by North American Association for Trenchless Technology-BC

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

Chris, Matt, Haley, and Elie collaborated effectively to produce a comprehensive paper entitled "Trenchless vs Traditional Technologies." Supported by case studies, the group compared horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, cured-in-place lining, and slip-lining with traditional open-cut methods. The comparison focused on the environmental and cost implications of each method.

🏆 Shingen Nagahama

Civil Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

Shingen and Glean tied for the highest GPA among international students in their first year, with an impressive 8.83 out of 9! They are supportive classmates with great attitudes, consistently producing top-quality work. We are excited to see how both of you will continue to excel in year 2.

🏆 Glean Mark Perdon

Civil Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

Shingen and Glean tied for the highest GPA among international students in their first year, with an impressive 8.83 out of 9! They are supportive classmates with great attitudes, consistently producing top-quality work. We are excited to see how both of you will continue to excel in year 2.

🏆 Thiago Deconto Vieira

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

Thiago is an engaging, thoughtful, and generous student whose lively contributions enrich both the classroom and the college. His boundless curiosity, tenacity, and passion for engineering design are infectious, making him a positive and supportive force among his peers.

🏆 Liam Hudson

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.

Liam is a standout student of the Civil Engineering Technology program, celebrated for his exceptional academic achievements and the highest grade point in his graduating class. Generous, easy-going, and adaptable, Liam embodies the qualities of a thoughtful problem-solver. His conviction that "the ability to change one's mind upon research, investigation, and reflection is a crucial skill" underscores his potential for a promising future in the dynamic field of engineering.

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Computer Science

🏆 Katia Paneque Martinez

Minerva BC Champions Women in Technology

Donated by Minerva Foundation For BC Women

This award is to promote the development of female leaders through education by recognizing women studying in a technology program who display outstanding leadership qualities.

'In support of fostering women's leadership in technology, Katia is honored for her outstanding leadership qualities as a student in a technology program at . Katia's dedication to her studies and evident leadership skills set her apart. This award recognizes Katia's commitment to personal and professional growth, highlighting her potential as a future leader in the technology field.

🏆 Bobby Kroeger

Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award

Donated by Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award

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.

Bobby earns praise for his academic excellence, adept computing skills, and interpersonal finesse. His deep tech understanding and commitment to excellence shine through. He fosters collaboration, communicates cmplex concepts clearly, and this award underscores his outstanding achievements in Computer Systems Technology.

🏆 Fernando Trejo

BC Transit Emerging Leader in IT

Donated by BC Transit

Awarded to a student in computer science who demonstrates an ability to excel in customer service, shows interest for sustainability, displays strong teamwork, and has shown community involvement.

Fernando stands out in computer science and technology, lauded for his teamwork and community involvement. A key collaborator, he excels in communication and cooperation. Beyond academics, he positively impacts his community. This award highlights his exceptional teamwork and community dedication, showcasing his contributions to both his field and society.

🏆 Tran Thanh Hang Phan

Claire Hotvedt Memorial Award

Donated by CGIInformation Systems and Management Consultants Inc.

Awarded to a female student who is in a second year program of Computer Science at 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.

Holly consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills and maintained an enthusiastic approach to her studies. Her unwavering dedication was evident through excellent attendance and her invaluable contributions to leadership initiatives. Her genuine enthusiasm inspired her peers, creating a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

🏆 Kirby Fernando

CGI Computer Science 1st Year Award

Donated by CGIInformation Systems and Management Consultants Inc.

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

Kirby emerged as the top student transitioning into the second year of the Interactive Media Developer program. Her exceptional academic performance and notable leadership skills distinguish her among her peers. Kirby's dedication to her studies and ability to inspire others showcase potential for future success in the field. This award celebrates Kirby's remarkable accomplishments in her first year and highlights her promising trajectory as a leader in Interactive Media Development.

🏆 Braonain Masterton

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.

In Computer Systems Technology, Braonain stands out as a second-year student, demonstrating significant involvement and passion for the field. His academic excellence sets a commendable standard for peers. Braonain's balance of engagement and excellence reflects a strong commitment to personal and professional growth. This award recognizes his exceptional contributions, highlighting his promising trajectory in the field.

🏆 Jair Martinez Sanchez

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.

Acknowledging exceptional academic achievement in the Computer Systems Technology program, Jair Martinez Sanchez stands out as the top performer. With unparalleled dedication and commitment to excellence, Jair has demonstrated remarkable proficiency, earning the highest academic standing among peers. His relentless pursuit of knowledge and exceptional performance inspire fellow students. This prestigious award celebrates Jair's accomplishments, recognizing his commitment to academic excellence within the program.

🏆 Ciara Fraser

CFUW Victoria Doreen Sutherland Award in Technology

Donated by Canadian Federation of University Women 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 one of Camosun' s Engineering Programs.

Ciara's dedication to her studies and her excellent academic standing exemplify her commitment to the field. This award serves as both recognition of her achievements and encouragement for her continued success. By celebrating Ciara's accomplishments, it aims to inspire other women to pursue careers in Technology, fostering a more inclusive and diverse future in the field.

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Electronics Engineering

🏆 Sebastien Robitaille

ASTTBC BC Hydro Technology Award

Donated by ASTTBC

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.

Sebastien consistently displays a strong aptitude in all of his courses, as evidenced by his excellent marks. In labs, he demonstrates confidence with all learning objectives and frequently goes above and beyond the basic requirements. Sebastien is consistently supportive of his peers in the classroom and generously assists them with their tasks whenever possible.

🏆 Walker Bradley

ASTTBC TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Award

Donated by ASTTBC

Awarded to a full-time student in Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology, with a solid academic record and contributed in a positive way to campus life and/or the community at large.

Walker consistently demonstrates a wealth of background knowledge on topics of particular interest and maintains a positive outlook and attitude in the classroom. His notable lab skills are evident in the quality of his reports, and he approaches assignments, tasks, and group work in an organized manner. Walker's helpful nature sets him apart and makes him standout in the classroom.

🏆 Faith Thurrott

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.

Faith's unwavering commitment to learning, coupled with her persistence and genuine enthusiasm for academic improvement, makes her an outstanding candidate for the FTS Award of Excellence. Her dedication to understanding electronics exemplifies why she is truly deserving of this special honor.

🏆 Joey Devine

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.

Joey is an enthusiastic learner who consistently puts forth his full effort into his work. Whether in lectures or labs, Joey demonstrates a readiness to participate and understand deeply. His hard work and positive attitude have consistently yielded outstanding results in all of his courses.

🏆 Gaun Cochran

Tecnet Cybersecurity and Network Technician Achievement Award

Donated by Tecnet Canada Inc.

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

For the first graduating cohort of the new Cybersecurity and Networking Technology program, there is no student more deserving of this award than Gaun Cochran. Despite the inherent challenges of a newly developed technology program, especially one with such dynamic subject matter, Gaun achieved the highest GPA and exhibited tremendous leadership. His consistent participation in class discussions greatly enhanced the understanding of his peers, while the quality of Gaun's demonstrated skills served as a valuable example of industry best practices. Congratulations, Gaun, and thank you for being such an exceptional student.

🏆 Aaron Huinink

Barnacle Systems Inc. Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology 2nd Year Achievement Award

Donated by Barnacle Systems Inc.

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

Aaron is a talented and insightful student who demonstrates quick comprehension of all lecture concepts. His academic strength is evident in his high marks, yet he maintains a humble demeanor and continues to ask questions to deepen his understanding of the course material. In the lab, Aaron shows tremendous confidence and works exceptionally well independently. His passion for learning shines through in his dedication to mastering all aspects of the program, resulting in him earning the top GPA in his program.

🏆 Lucas Pereira Landmann

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

Lucas is a reliable and hard-working student who consistently strives to master assignments and labs. He maintains a respectful and encouraging attitude towards his colleagues and instructors, making him a pleasure to have in class. Lucas's determination to succeed in his program has resulted in an impressive GPA and earned him the respect of his instructors.

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Mechanical Engineering

🏆 Lenny Wiederkehr

ASTTBC Award of Excellence

Donated by ASTTBC

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.

Lenny exemplifies dedication as a student, displaying an unwavering enthusiasm for learning. His kindness and willingness to assist others create a welcoming atmosphere in the classroom. Renowned for his diligence, Lenny approaches his studies with a positive attitude, fostering a vibrant learning environment. Whether collaborating within a team or working independently, Lenny consistently demonstrates a commitment to mastering course material.

🏆 Sofia Marin Lavin

JS Foster Corp Award

Donated by J.S. Foster Corporation

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

Sofia stands out as an outstanding student, showcasing remarkable intelligence and fostering strong camaraderie among her peers. With her sharp intellect, she excels academically, while her friendly demeanor creates a supportive environment for collaboration and mutual support among classmates.

🏆 Jordan Brager

Roy F. Lima Memorial Scholarship

Donated by PBX Engineering Ltd.

Awarded to a student enrolled full-time in the Engineering Graphics Technician Program at . The student must have demonstrated both a high academic achievement and show interest in pursuing a career in an area related to Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Jordan's drive to master skills beyond the course materials exemplifies a dedication to excellence in the Engineering Graphic Technician field. This is evident in Jordan's outstanding application of core concepts and technical skills. Jordan is very supportive and considerate of his classmates, offering feedback when asked and inviting new challenges within class projects to set the bar higher. Congratulations, Jordan, on an excellent first term!

🏆 Brian Gil

Scotty Manufacturing Ltd. Award

Donated by Scotty Manufacturing Ltd.

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

Brian consistently demonstrates initiative in the classroom, actively seeking out new challenges to further his growth. His intelligence shines through as he sets a high standard of excellence for his peers to follow. Always among the first to engage with assigned tasks, Brian's creativity and intelligence are evident in his contributions to the class dynamic. With his promising potential, I eagerly anticipate witnessing Brian's future achievements in his professional journey.

🏆 Jensen Scheuer

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.

Jensen radiates positivity and displays a commendable attitude in the classroom, infusing energy into his work with unwavering enthusiasm. His capacity for independent work and self-motivation are standout qualities, allowing him to thrive academically. Jensen's proactive approach to learning sets a prime example for his peers, showcasing the importance of self-drive and positivity in achieving success.

🏆 Bryce Pettersen

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.

Bryce exemplifies a strong commitment to excellence, consistently striving to give his best effort in all classroom endeavors. Diligently tackling classroom tasks, he demonstrates unwavering dedication and a conscientious approach to his studies. Bryce's hard work and perseverance serve as a testament to his admirable work ethic, making him a valuable asset to the learning environment.

🏆 James Skittrell

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.

James epitomizes consideration and diligence as a student, embodying a strong work ethic and a collaborative spirit. His ability to produce high-quality work and grasp concepts swiftly is a testament to his dedication and intelligence. James' adeptness as a team player enhances the classroom dynamic, fostering an environment where excellence thrives.

🏆 Jesus Ponce de Leon Riestra

Mechanical Engineering International Student Award

Donated by Camosun International

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

Jesus enriches classroom discussions with his wealth of industry knowledge, contributing respectfully and thoughtfully to content conversations. His attentive listening skills demonstrate a commitment to extracting maximum knowledge from every situation, enhancing his understanding and benefiting his peers. Jesus' proactive approach to learning not only enriches his own understanding but also elevates the learning experience for everyone involved.

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Nautical

🏆 Spencer Weber

Nautical Institute BC Branch Maritime Studies Award

Donated by The Nautical Institute BC Branch

To recognize deserving students studying in the Professional Studies and Industry Training program, specifically in the Nautical & Marine training program.

Growing up on the plains of Saskatchewan, one wouldn't expect Spencer to pursue a career in the maritime trades. However, Flatlanders have a reputation for being skilled sailors, perhaps due to their strong work ethic or comfort with vast horizons. Spencer defied expectations by joining the Canadian Coast Guard, where he rose swiftly from Ordinary Seaman to Bosun’s Mate. During the past three years, he has dedicated his time off to diligently studying for his Watchkeeping Mate certification. Spencer is enthusiastic about his next career move of becoming a Deck Officer, eager to continue his passion for maritime life on the great blue plain.

🏆 Richard Watts

TEKTEKSEN Bridge Watch Rating Program Award

Donated by David Osborne

Awarded to recognize an Indigenous Student who has successfully completed the Bridge Watch Rating Program.

Richard's upbringing in Port Alberni involved extensive fishing, shaping his early years. He gained experience with the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) before pursuing further education at , where he completed the bridgewatch program. Since 2021, Richard has been employed with BC Ferries. Recently, he has returned to Camosun to pursue courses aimed at obtaining a Watchkeeping Mate certificate. Richard aspires to advance to the role of 3rd officer with BC Ferries. Outside of his maritime pursuits, Richard finds enjoyment in consuming turkey lasagna.

🏆 Andrew William Whiston

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.

Andrew Whiston, currently serving as a deckhand with BC Ferries in Swartz Bay, embarked on his journey in the marine industry a decade ago with the aspiration of obtaining a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency. Last September, he commenced his studies at and is now nearing completion of all the required courses for his first ticket. Andrew found his time at Camosun enjoyable and valued the expertise of his instructors. He eagerly anticipates returning to Camosun in the future to pursue his Chief Mate’s ticket.

🏆 Taisa Andrushko

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.

Taisa Andrushko's journey into the marine industry commenced with her pursuit of a tourism management degree at Vancouver Island University. Through this educational path, she discovered opportunities that align with her passion for exploring B.C.'s coast and her commitment to lifelong learning. Presently employed as a deckhand on a private yacht, Taisa aspires to transition to a role within the Canadian Coast Guard in the coming years. She expresses gratitude to those involved in providing funding and selecting her for this bursary opportunity.

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