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BCIT Distinguished Awards

Thank you!

Many thanks to everyone who attended our 18th annual Distinguished Awards at the Westin Bayshore on November 2, 2023. We were proud to recognize five recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Student Leadership Award. Through their exceptional leadership and achievements, this year’s honourees reflect the values of BCIT and are an inspiration in their fields.

BCIT Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • Dr. Candy Ho, EdD, CDP (Leadership, 2007) – President, Career Connection Consulting and Career Development Educator and Scholar
  • Brian Fry (Marketing Management, 1986) – Tech Entrepreneur and Industry Evangelist & Strategic Shareholder, Iris Energy

BCIT FSA Distinguished Alumni Award:

BCIT Outstanding Student Leadership Award:

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Watch the highlights of the 2019 Distinguished Awards gala below.

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Past award recipients


Do you know outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves in their lives and careers? Nominate a leader for an Honorary Doctorate, a BCIT alumnus for a Distinguished Alumni Award, or a current BCIT student for an Outstanding Student Leadership Award.