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Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley Award
Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award
The award was established in 2010 to pay tribute to Ineke's commitment to education, her students, and her family. In 2014, with Michael's retirement from Douglas College, it became the Ineke J. Dijks and Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award to reflect his commitment to the college and its students. Ineke was born in the Netherlands, where she trained as a seamstress and pattern-maker, becoming a costumer for Opera Forum Enschede. She moved to Canada in the 1970s with her husband and two young children. She learned English, achieved her high school diploma and, as a mature student, enrolled at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. She achieved a Master's Degree in Geography from Queen's University and a national award for best thesis in Canadian Regional Geography. After being widowed, she became the much loved wife of Michael, who also had two children. Ineke and Michael moved from Alberta to Metro Vancouver, where Michael became a Geology instructor at Douglas College in 1997. After teaching at other BC colleges, Ineke also came to Douglas as an instructor in Geography, a career that was cut short by cancer. At the time of her passing in 2009 she was enrolled in a Doctoral program at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. She was especially devoted to encouraging mature students to strive for success. Only a few months before she passed away, she was awarded the J. Lewis Robinson Award for meritorious service to the discipline of Geography, by the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Michael retired in 2014 after several years as Chair of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and was awarded the title of Faculty Emeritus in 2015.
Kimberley Gail Dowie Award
Real Estate Foundation Award
Berkey Award in Anthropology
To be awarded to a Douglas College student in the Anthropology Program. Preference will be given to Anthropology students who have completed, or are enrolled in at least one course in Archaeology at Douglas College. The award winner will have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and will have a demonstrated financial need.
Cassady & Company Award
(see Commerce and Business Administration awards, Legal Administrative Assistant)
Law Foundation of BC Award
The Law Foundation of British Columbia established this award in 2007 to support Douglas College students enrolled in the Legal Studies Diploma program. With the introduction, in 2016, of a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology Degree program at Douglas College, the Law Foundation of BC committed to supporting students enrolled in either the Legal Studies or the Community and Institutional Practice streams of this degree program.
Peter W. Webster Award
(see General Awards)
George and Mary Porges Prize in History
George Porges taught European and Canadian history at Douglas College from 1970 to 1989. In 2002 he set up this fund to assist history students in their pursuit of history and lessons one can learn from studying history.In order to be eligible for the Prize, a student must have completed at least four History courses at Douglas College, at least two of which are 2000-level. The student must have obtained an average grade of A- or better (GPA = 3.67) for all History courses completed at Douglas College. At least one History course must have been taken in the previous calendar year. No application is necessary.