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Commerce and Business Administration awards


Canadian Western Bank Award
This award was established by the Canadian Western Bank to benefit students in need who are enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Preference will be given to a student with a course load and structure that could lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Douglas College, and who is also engaged in volunteer activities of service to the community.

Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre Award
This fund was established by Ron Little, owner and general manager of the Coquitlam Inn. Preference is given to students in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Students in other business programs will also be considered. Evidence of involvement in College or community activities is required.

Douglas College Business Association Award of Distinction
Established by the Marketing Student Society in 2003, the Marketing Student Society Award had the original purpose of providing awards to students in the Marketing Management Program at Douglas College. In 2011, the purpose of the fund was updated when the Marketing Student Society became the Douglas College Business Association (DCBA). This fund is intended to recognize and reward students involved in the Douglas College Business Association.

Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Award
Established in 2001 by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration from the Faculty Productivity Incentive Fund and international consulting projects. In 2010, this Award was supplemented with funds from the Lothar Heinrich Agencies Scholarship. Candidates for this award will be chosen from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and there should be demonstrated evidence of need for monetary assistance.

HSBC Bank Canada Business Award
This special anniversary endowment fund was set up by HSBC to support Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration students attending Douglas College. Preference is given to students involved in community activities. 

Jack Cewe Award
This endowment recognizes the lifelong contribution to the community by Jack Cewe, founder and owner of Jack Cewe Ltd., his leadership in terms of the gravel industry and his commitment to his employees. Jack believed in the power of education and supported Douglas College for many years prior to his death in 2008. Eligible students must be entering their second year or higher of any Health Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration or Science and Technology programs at Douglas College and be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits.

Jean Lownds Andrew Award
The Chi Epsilon Alumnae of the Alpha Iota Sorority created this fund in memory of Jean Lownds Andrew. It provides an award to a student in a Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration program. 

Kruger Award
The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibers, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students.

Peter Legge Leadership Award
Peter Legge is an award-winning business leader and an internationally-renowned motivational speaker at the helm of the largest independently owned magazine company in Western Canada.  He is also the author of 17 best-selling books.  A longtime supporter of Douglas College, Peter joined the Douglas College Foundation as an Honorary Board Member in 2011 and established the Peter Legge Leadership Award to recognize and support student leaders in the Commerce and Business Administration Program at Douglas College.

Real Estate Foundation Award
The purpose of the Real Estate Foundation Award is to support students enrolled in any real estate related course at Douglas College. It also recognizes students who are licensed real estate agents, have family members that are licensed real estate agents, and those who plan to pursue a career in real estate. 

TYGO Commerce and Business Administration Award of Distinction
Peter and Gonnie vanTongeren, McDonald’s Restaurant owner/operators (TYGO Enterprises Ltd.) and business leaders in the Tri-Cities, created this award of distinction in 2017. The vanTongerens believe in strengthening their community by supporting others. Recognizing the importance of open and accessible post-secondary education, the couple established this award of distinction to reward hardworking students in the Business Administration and Business Management programs within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Ben and Eleanor Kendall Award
Ben Kendall, a past College Board member and current Foundation Board member, established this award with his wife, Eleanor, to support students studying in the BBA program. Half of this award is available to first- or second-year full-time students, and half is available to third- or fourth-year full-time students. Students in the BBA program who are studying abroad may also be considered.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Award
The purpose of this fund is to provide awards to students in their second year of the Business Management and Marketing Management programs within the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at Douglas College. Preference will be given to female students.

RBC Dominion Securities Community Investment Award
In 2006, the Charity Advisors Award was established by investment professionals Eric Sommerfeld and Tracy Price who are passionate about working with the non-profit industry and believe that it is important to give back, and to support, the communities where they live and work. In 2013, Tracy Price renewed the award for two years, renamed it the RBC Dominion Securities Community Investment Award and was joined in her commitment by Steven Kamachi, Branch Manager at RBC Dominion Securities in New Westminster. They share a passion for supporting the local community and post-secondary education.

Hospitality Management

Hotel Association of Vancouver Award
It's the mandate of the Hotel Association of Vancouver to collectively address the wants and needs of Vancouver hotels. In 2017, to support one of their main objectives, to promote the hotel and hospitality industries, they created the Hotel Association of Vancouver Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students enrolled in the Hospitality Management or Hospitality Marketing programs at Douglas College who, while facing significant financial barriers, continue to maintain a high level of academic excellence.

Jim Sator Award
The Jim Sator Award was created in 2004 by a fundraising event, hosted by students enrolled in the then Hotel & Restaurant Management program at Douglas College, in honour of Jim Sator. Jim was a beloved Faculty member and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration until his retirement in 2003. After Jim’s passing in 2014 many of his friends & former colleagues also made donations to the award in his memory. In 2016, the award was updated to reflect the Hotel & Restaurant Management program’s name change to Hospitality Management.

Legal Administrative Assistant

Cassady & Company Award 
Cassady & Company has partnered with Douglas College Foundation to create an award for students in either the Legal Studies Diploma program or the Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate or Citation programs. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate evidence of financial need.


Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence (CIMI) Award of Distinction
This award was initially established in 2008 by the former Canadian Institute of Market Intelligence (CIMI) to support Douglas College students entering their second year of either the Marketing Management Diploma or the BBA Marketing Program. CIMI was jointly established by the National Research Council and Douglas College to assist with the development and commercialization of new technologies through competitive market intelligence. In 2016, the designated programs were updated to begin supporting students enrolled in either the Marketing Diploma or Marketing Post-Degree Diploma programs. In 2017, the award was updated again to include both domestic & international students. As well, the enrollment criteria was adjusted to include students in either the Marketing Intelligence or Marketing Research courses who demonstrate enthusiasm in class for the development and commercialization of new technologies through competitive market intelligence.

Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building Program Award of Distinction
The Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building Program has, since 2012, matched Marketing 3313 student teams, in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, with non-profit agencies in need  of assistance with marketing, communications, research, promotion, fund-raising, social media, websites and event planning. Students benefit from gaining practical work experience, while community partners gain valuable business tools and strategies that build capacity. Students who receive this Award of Distinction must be actively engaged with the program as demonstrated by their project work and outcomes.

Eric (Bunny) Moffatt Memorial Award
Bunny spent the majority of his adult life working in the sales and marketing field for a wide variety of companies. For the last 25 years of his life he concentrated specifically on the sales and marketing of new homes for some of the largest construction/land development companies in Western Canada and became a leader in the industry. This fund provides an award to students in the Marketing Program. 

Marketing and Sales

BMO Bank of Montreal Award
The BMO Bank of Montreal Award was established in 2013 with the purpose of supporting Douglas College students, with a demonstrated financial need, who are active in their community. BMO Bank of Montreal committed to supporting students for five (5) years (Fall 2013 – Fall 2017) with an annual award valued at $1,000. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Sales and/or Marketing courses offered at the New Westminster campus.


Joe and Rosalie Segal Award of Distinction
This award supports students enrolled in a Sales credential or the Peter Legge International Institute for Sales Excellence. Joe Segal was born in Vegreville, Alta. After serving in World War II, he moved to Vancouver and went into the surplus business. In 1979 Mr. Segal formed Kingswood Capital Corporation, a venture capital provider, real estate developer and "turner-around of companies." He served on the board of SFU and was Chancellor for six years. He is a self-made man and entrepreneur who has never forgotten others. The generosity of Mr. Segal and his wife, Rosalie, is known throughout B.C., and in May 2005, Joe and Rosalie Segal were honoured by Variety Club with its highest honour, the International Humanitarian Award.