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Canadian Mattress Recycling Business and Leadership Award
Canadian Mattress Recycling (CMR) got it's start when founder, Terryl Plotnikoff, completed the Douglas College (DC) Self-Employment Program in 2010. She was fortunate to have a strong support network, specifically her husband and family. In addition, Terryl saw first hand the benefit of receiving an award or bursary while attending various post-secondary institutions, including Douglas College, UBC and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. In 2019, Terryl created the Canadian Mattress Recycling Business and Leadership Award to support students, with a demonstrated financial need, enrolled in any program within the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at DC. Preference is given to students who also volunteer within their community.
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.
Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration created this award with a one time donation, in 2001, from their Faculty Productivity Incentive fund and through international consulting projects. In 2010, the Lothar Heinrich Agencies Scholarship balance was also merged into this endowment. The purpose of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award is to support students enrolled in any program within the Faculty who are facing a financial barrier to their education.
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.
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 & Business Administration Award
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.
Pacific Blue Cross – John D. Seney CPA CGA Memorial Award
An endowed award established in 2019 by Pacific Blue Cross, through the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation. This award is named to honour the memory of former CEO John D. Seney CPA CGA, in recognition of his contribution to Pacific Blue Cross over his 35 year tenure and his role in establishing the organization through the joining of MSA and CU&C. The award is provided to students who have the intent to enter the CPA program and who have demonstrated leadership and community involvement.
Ben and Eleanor Kendall Award
Ben and Eleanor Kendall created this Award, in 2007, to recognize and reward students, enrolled in any Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program at Douglas College, who demonstrated both financial need and academic excellence.
CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter Award in Data Analytics
The CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter Award in Data Analytics was established in 2019 by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC in recognition of Douglas College's 50th anniversary. The purpose of this award is to support students enrolled in either their 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program. Preference will be given to students in the Data Analytics concentration of this program who intend on enrolling in a CPABC program (CPA of ACAF) upon graduation.
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.
Joe and Rosalie Segal Award
Joe and Rosalie Segal donated $10,000 to the Peter Legge International Institute for Sales Excellence. In 2018, it was recognized that the Institute for Sales Excellence had taken a new direction. At that time the original terms of reference for the Joe and Rosalie Segal Award were updated to provide support for students in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Management program
Crozet Science & Technology Award
The Crozet Science & Technology Award was established, in 1999, by Mark & Darlene Crozet, former Executive Director of Douglas College Foundation. The purpose of the award is to recognize and rewards female students enrolled in any program with the Faculty of Science and Technology, or within the Computing Science & Information Systems (Diploma) within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Preference is given to students who display a career goal of, or interest in, pursuing a degree in the Sciences.
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.
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 Award
The Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building fund has, since 2012, matched 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.
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.
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.