Congratulations, student award recipients!
This celebration is for you—our over 600 BCIT students that have received awards this year. We are very proud to recognize your success, which has been demonstrated by your academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and positive contributions in your community. Congratulations, students, and thank you, donors, who make many of these awards possible.
These achievement awards recognize outstanding BCIT students that exemplify excellence, both as students in their programs and as leaders among their peers.
This award is presented each June to the top student graduating from a full-time, two-year Technology program. This student has obtained the highest overall weighted average in the last two academic terms at BCIT. This award went to Hayley Olson upon completion of the Diploma in Nuclear Medicine, in the School of Health Sciences.
Hayley is proud to have graduated from the BCIT Nuclear Medicine program. With her classmates and instructors, she enjoyed making memories, including a trip to Anaheim, California for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Conference in June 2019. Upon graduating, she was immediately hired at three hospitals as well as the BC Cancer Agency, and has been busy ever since, working throughout the Lower Mainland. During her time at BCIT, Hayley loved being a Peer Tutor, and one of her long-term goals is to return to BCIT as an instructor in the Nuclear Medicine program!
This award is presented to a student who has achieved an excellent academic record and contributed in a positive way to the life of the Institute or the community at large. This award went to Sajjad Askarzadeh upon completion of the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, in the School of Energy.
Throughout his time at BCIT, Sajjad not only achieved success in his own coursework, he also sought to support and enhance the success and experiences of his peers as well. Sajjad brought a student voice to BCIT Education Council and Policy Committee, acted as Class Representative in his program area, and established and led tutoring programs and program recruitment initiatives, as well as volunteered for the BCIT IEEE Student Branch, serving in various roles such as Treasurer, Vice-Chair, Chair, and Executive Advisor. In addition to his contributions to the BCIT community, Sajjad made time to volunteer his time to support youth programming in his home community.
This award is presented to a student who has achieved an excellent academic record and contributed in a positive way to the life of the Institute or the community at large. This award went to Karan Jethi upon completion of the Advanced Diploma in Business Management, in the School of Business + Media.
In addition to achieving great success in his coursework, Karan’s enthusiasm, for both his own work as well as his volunteer activities as a Global Education Ambassador, is widely recognized. His leadership in applying newly acquired skills in the classroom was appreciated by his peers and faculty, and his support of extra-curricular initiatives at BCIT has left a meaningful impact on the Institute.
This award is presented to a student who has achieved a first-class average, demonstrated strong teamwork skills, and demonstrated active participation in student activities that have brought recognition to the Institute. This award went to McKintosh (Tosh) Sutherland upon completion of the Diploma in Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, in the School of Construction and the Environment.
Tosh’s leadership, motivation, and positivity have made him a well-respected team player among his classmates and faculty. Throughout his time at BCIT, Tosh impressed industry partners by completing critical and comprehensive research projects, mentored and advocated for his classmates as a Set Representative in his program, and volunteered countless hours for several organizations in his home community—all while maintaining an excellent GPA.
This award is presented to a student who has achieved GPA of 70% or higher and demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the BCIT community or the community at large. This award went to Hunter Van Dyke upon completion of the Diploma in Marketing Management – Marketing Communications, in the School of Business + Media.
Hunter held several leadership positions while completing his diploma. In 2018, Hunter served as the First-Year Liaison for the BCIT Marketing Association, and Set Representative for the BCIT Student Association. In his second year, he served as the 2019/2020 BCIT Marketing Association President and as a BCIT Student Association Councillor. Hunter was also employed as the Red Bull Student Brand Manager at BCIT and Brand Ambassador for the Great Canadian Sales Competition, having competed and placed in the semi-finals in both years.
With the Vancouver Board of Trade Leaders of Tomorrow Program, Hunter volunteered as a communications committee member and participated in its mentee/mentor program.
Twice, Hunter traveled to New Orleans to compete in the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference. In his second year, he led the team of 26 delegates, who went on to place in the top 10 of more than 280 international schools.
Student Awards Program
The Student Awards Program highlights our high-achieving students, the significance of the donor-funded awards they have received, and the generous donors that support our students’ success.
Thank you to our generous donors
June Graduating Awards Donors
Anne Lippert and Friends
APICS Educational Society (Vancouver Chapter)
Architectural Institute of BC
ASHRAE (BC Chapter)
Asian Development Business Seminar Society
Association of BC Forest Professionals ForesTrust
BA Blacktop Ltd.
BC Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Foundation
BC Building Envelope Council Education Foundation
BC Communications Inc.
BC Dairy Association
BC Food Processors Association
BC Food Technologists
BC Hydro and Power Authority
BC Land Surveyors Foundation
BCB Corporate Services Ltd.
BCIT Alumni Association
BCIT Human Resources Program Advisory Committee
BCIT Mining & Mineral Exploration Technology Advisory Committee
BCIT Student Association
Belle Construction Group
Bennett Land Surveying Ltd.
Bevin Heath Ansley
Binnie Consulting Ltd.
Bosch Rexroth Canada
British Columbia Association of Broadcasters
British Columbia Automobile Association
Burnaby Fish and Game Club
Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, BC Branch
Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors BC
Canadian Material Handling & Distribution Society
Canadian Mineral Analysts
Centerprise Information Solutions Inc.
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources
Columbia Plastics Limited
Construction Specifications Canada
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
E.B. Horsman & Son Ltd.
Emcon Services Inc.
Estate of Bill Leith
Estate of Dorothy Sweet
Estate of Edna Ladner
Estate of John Pentland
Estate of John Salisbury
Estate of Mabel Pentland
Estate of Phil Henderson
Family & Friends of Alexis Van Lagen
Family & Friends of Brett Loftus
Family & Friends of Brian Anderson
Family & Friends of Carroll Nelson
Family & Friends of Dixie Hudson
Family & Friends of Geoff Smulders
Family & Friends of Glenna Urbshadt
Family & Friends of Hong Mar
Family & Friends of James C. Gordon
Family & Friends of Jill Vassallo
Family & Friends of Joe Ribic
Family & Friend of Jordan Gaisford
Family & Friends of Lesli Balagno
Family & Friends of Peter Thomson
Family & Friends of Pritam Benning
Family & Friends of Rick Gaisford
Family & Friends of Ted Upward
Family & Friends of Yvonne Aydon
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
FinishMaster Canada Inc.
Fluor Canada Ltd.
Gene Haas Foundation
Gillis Management Limited
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services
Interior Designers Institute of BC
ISA International Society of Automation
ISACA (Vancouver Chapter)
Janox Fluid Power Ltd.
John K. Soutter
John M. Schoonover
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Ledcor Construction Ltd.
LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Loons Flyfishing Club
Lower Mainland British Columbia Land Surveyors Group
McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd.
Mechanical Contractors Association of BC
National Transportation Week Committee
New Car Dealers Association of BC
Parkland Refining (BC) Ltd.
Pazmac Enterprises Ltd.
Premier Strategic Consultants International
Radion Laboratories Ltd.dba Bowers Medical Supply
Robert and Jain Verner
SAG Conference Award Foundation
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
STEMCELL Technologies Canada Inc.
Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co. Inc.
Toshiba of Canada Ltd.
Trimstyle Consulting Inc.
Urban & Regional Information Systems Association, BC Chapter
Van Gogh Designs
Vancouver Geotechnical Society
Wendy and Carl Slavin
Wolverton Securities Ltd.
Fall Award Donors
Alan and Sarah Dodds
Association of Broadcast Communicators
Avcorp Industries Inc.
Baker Tilly WM LLP
BC Association of Laboratory Physicians
BCIT Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Chapter
BCIT Faculty and Staff Association
BCIT Forest Society
BC Land Surveyors Northern Group
BCIT Pioneers Club
Best Buy Canada
Boise Legacy Constructors Foundation
Brian Hemingway Architects
British Columbia Masonic Foundation
C.H. Robinson Company
Cadtan Management Ltd.
CAMS Software Corporation
Canadian Construction Women Association
Canadian Hydrographic Association, Pacific Branch
Canadian Museum of Flight Association
Canem Systems Ltd.
Council of Canadian Airlines Employees
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Dr. G. Wynne Powell
Dr. John Blatherwick
Ed Coates Memorial Foundation
Elin N. Clarke
Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Enigma Interconnect Corp
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Estate of Doris Walkden
Estate of J.C. Bastien
Estate of Linda Cope
Estate of Linda M. Stefanson
F.K. Chan & Company CPA
Family and Friends of Allan Goodbrand
Family and Friends of Christopher Glover
Family and Friends of David Mason
Family and Friends of Don Guthrie
Family and Friends of Eric Moncur
Family and Friends of H.R Chisholm
Family and Friends of Heather Mathieson
Family and Friends of J.C McAdam
Family and Friends of Jim Klipa
Family and Friends of Jordan McIldoon
Family and Friends of Karen Insley
Family and Friends of Keith Scott
Family and Friends of Ken Garrett
Family and Friends of Linda Herman
Family and Friends of Luke Fahrmann
Family and Friends of Malcolm C. Wickson
Family and Friends of Margaret Sage
Family and Friends of Mark Angelo
Family and Friends of Marie and Keith Stevenson
Family and Friends of Pat Plouffe
Family and Friends of Peter Campin
Family and Friends of Philip Gardner
Family and Friends of Stan Richards
Family and Friends of Tom Reed
Family and Friends of William Noel
Family and Friends of Zoe Longeway-Lewis
Family of Daphne Sabourin
Family of Leah J. Geosits
Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc.
Gregory and Fran Sewell
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
HSBC Bank Canada
Industry Training Authority
IT/IQ Tech Recruiters
IUGO Mobile Entertainment, Inc.
Jacobs Canada Inc.
Joan A. Harrison
John J. Clarke
John Watson and Valerie Cottingham
Jordan E. Thompson
Kaiser Foundation for Higher Education
Kindred Construction Ltd.
Leslie and Peter Blake
LG 104.3 FM
London Drugs Limited
Lorne and Patricia Fingarson
Marshall J. Heinekey
Mary Kay Thurston
Matson, Peck and Topliss
Metro Testing & Engineering Ltd.
Metropolitan Fine Printers Inc.
Midwest Surveys Inc.
Mike and Lynda Fahrmann
Mining Suppliers Association of BC
Mitel Networks Corporation
Murray L. MacKenzie
Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada
Nightingale Electrical Ltd.
North Shore Lions Clubs
Northbridge Financial Corporation
Oak Maritime (Canada) Inc.
Ocean Park Foundation
Olympic Industries Inc.
Onni Group of Companies
Oracle Corporation Vancouver
Pacific Blue Cross
Pascale de Kerckhove & Graham Rudd
Peter A. Oostlander
Port of Vancouver
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
Public Works Inspectors Society
RDH Building Science Inc.
RGF Integrated Wealth Management
Richmond Hospital Foundation
Robert B. Wells and Family
Robert J. Bryant
Rotary Club of Burnaby Foundation
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Spartan Controls Ltd.
Spectra Energy Transmission
Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia
Sysmex Canada, Inc.
Taseko Mines Limited
The Simons Foundation
Total Graphics Inc.
Transoft Solutions Inc
Truck Loggers Association
Underhill Geomatics Ltd.
University Women’s Club of Vancouver
Urban Development Institute
Vancouver Area Council CITT
Vancouver Executives Association
Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Ventana Construction Corporation
Wales McLelland Construction
Y. P. Heung Foundation
Zoom Media Inc.