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Crozet Science and 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.
Jack Cewe Award
(see Commerce and Business Administration awards)
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.
Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award
The Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award was originally established, in 2010, to pay tribute to Ineke's commitment to education, her students, and her family. Upon Michael's retirement from Douglas College, his name was added to the title in honour of his long career and commitment to students and education. Ineke began her post secondary education later in life after moving to Canada in the 1970's. She was successful in obtaining a Master's Degree in Geography from Queen's University and won a national award for best thesis in Canadian Regional Geography. At the time of her passing in 2009, from cancer, Ineke was enrolled in a Doctoral program and posthumously she was awarded the J. Lewis Robinson Award for meritorious service to the discipline of Geography. Michael has a Doctorate from the University of Calgary and has traveled widely, teaching at colleges and universities in Canada, the U.S., China, and Japan. Michael retired, in 2014, after several years as Chair of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at Douglas and was awarded the title of Faculty Emeritus in 2015. He now works as a consultant, stays in touch regularly with his colleagues, as well as past students, and continues to pursue research relating to Ice-Age animals and ancient environments.
Alcon Canada Award of Distinction
Alcon Vision Care and CIBA Vision Canada created separate awards at Douglas College until the two companies merged in 2013. The new Alcon Canada Inc. decided to continue giving annually to the Alcon Canada Award of Distinction. Today, Alcon Canada is the largest eye care company in Canada and markets the full range of ophthalmic surgical supplies, instrumentation, and pharmaceuticals together with dry eye and contact lens care solutions.
Bausch & Lomb Award of Distinction
Bausch & Lomb was established in 1853 in Rochester, New York as a small optical shop built on the foundation of innovation within the Optical industry. Since 2003 Bausch & Lomb Canada has provided an annual contribution to Douglas College in support of Dispensing Optician Diploma Program to recognize Contact Lens students displaying high academic achievement, commitment to personal development, leadership, and involvement in class activities.
Christie Jung Family Award of Distinction
Established in 2017, Christie Jung and family created this Award of Distinction in recognition of his son, Tyson, who graduated from the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College in 2016. The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward any student enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program who demonstrate academic excellence.
Coopervision Award of DistinctionA contact lens pioneer for decades, CooperVision has become the fourth largest contact lens maker in the world and the number one manufacturer of toric lenses. From their network of facilities in 12 countries across five continents, CooperVision distributes high-quality lenses virtually everywhere contact lenses are worn, with a special focus on premium specialty lenses. CooperVision created this Award of Distinction in 2003 to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College.
Costco Wholesale Award of Distinction
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. established this award in 2008 to recognize & reward students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College. Eligible recipients should exhibit a commitment to the Dispensing Optician industry through their high academic standing and be dedicated to their community, as demonstrated by their involvement in volunteer work.
Dispensing Optician Award of Distinction
The Dispensing Optician Award of Distinction was established in 2004 for donors who either didn’t want individual recognition for their contributions, or who wanted to give a gift but couldn’t commit to the minimum threshold required to create their own fund. Donors who wish to be publicly recognized for their donations will be invited to attend the Dispensing Optician Awards Ceremony each year and acknowledged for their generosity during the presentation.
Dispensing Optician Faculty Award of Distinction
The Dispensing Optician Faculty Award of Distinction was established in 2012 by faculty members in the Dispensing Optician (DOPT) program at Douglas College. The purpose of this award is to recognize & reward students enrolled in the DOPT program who excel both inside and outside the classroom. In 2016, The Faculty decided to update the terms of reference to include distribution to International, as well as, Domestic students..
Dr. David Neima Dispensing Optician Award of Distinction
This endowment was created by Dr. David Neima, a specialist in the field of ophthalmology, to reward and recognize hard working and talented students enrolled in Douglas College’s Dispensing Optician Diploma program. The recipient(s) of this award of distinction will demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and performance in the classroom, as well as volunteer or charity work in their community. Dr. Neima was named an Honorary Fellow in 2012.
Hoya Vision Care of Canada Award of Distinction
Hoya Vision Care Canada received a Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2011 for their ongoing charitable work. An example of this work can be seen through the Hoya Vision Care of Canada Award of Distinction, established in 2009, which rewards students enrolled in their first year of the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College who receive the highest academic standing in their Practical Skills Lab.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Award of Distinction
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., established this award in 2005 to support students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College. Eligible recipients must be graduating from their second year of the program which focuses on Contact Lenses. They should show a commitment to personal development, a devotion to contact lens knowledge, and exhibit a passion towards the fitting of contact lenses.
Jonathan Briggs Memorial Award of Distinction
The Jonathan Briggs Award of Distinction was established in 2006 as a way for Jonathan’s family and friends to give back to their community. Each year, one 2nd year student is recognized through this award which the donors consider an investment in the student, the program and the community at large. The selected recipient should reflect some of Jonathan’s most prominent traits: dedication, loyalty, commitment and hard work.
Lasik MD Award of Distinction
The LASIK MD Award of Distinction was established in 2015 by MD Medical Marketing to support students graduating from their 2nd year of the Dispensing Optician Diploma Program at Douglas College. The award recognizes and rewards high academic achievements, as well as, an interest and aptitude in specialty ophthalmic applications.
McCray Optical Award of Distinction
Established in 1993 McCray Optical Supply Inc. has a philosophy of providing the most innovative quality products and services in the optical industry. Since 2008 McCray Optical Supply has supported Douglas College students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program. Their award recognizes and rewards 1st Year students who demonstrate academic excellence, as well as, a level of professionalism. In 2016, McCray chose to expand their eligibility criteria to include international students.
Nikon Optical Canada Award of Distinction
Nikon Optical Canada began supporting students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College in 2006. In 2011, they created the Nikon Optical Canada Award of Distinction to recognize and reward students enrolled in their 2nd year of the program who demonstrated academic excellence. In 2016, they chose to expand the eligibility criteria by including international students.
Opticians Association of Canada Award of Distinction
The Opticians Association of Canada and Opticians of British Columbia established the Opticians Award of Distinction British Columbia Chapter Award of Distinction, through a joint gift, in 2012. The purpose of this award is to reward students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College who are engaged in the Dispensing Optician culture of community and volunteering. In 2014, the Opticians of British Columbia became a Chapter of the Opticians Association of Canada which led to the fund name being changed to the Opticians Association of Canada Award of Distinction.
Canadian Mattress Recycling Environmental Science Award
As a recycling company, Canadian Mattress Recycling's (CMR) main function is to divert recyclable waste from the landfill. Since 2011 they have recycled over 25 million pounds of material that would otherwise have been buried in the ground. CMR continues this focus on environmental preservation and conservation through their many philanthropic initiatives. In addition, CMR founder, Terryl Plotnikoff, also saw first hand the benefit of receiving an award or bursary while attending various post-secondary institutions, including Douglas College (Self-Employment Program), UBC and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. In 2019, Terryl created the Canadian Mattress Recycling Environmental Science Award in support of students, with a demonstrated financial need, enrolled in the Environmental Science Concentration of an Associate of Science Degree at Douglas College. Preference is given to students who also volunteer within their community.
TD Award of Distinction
This award was established in 2009 by the TD Bank Financial Group to support Douglas College students working with the Institute of Urban Ecology. Students are eligible when enrolled in a semester-long directed studies, research-project course (e.g. SCIE 2307 - Field Research Project) and completing a project under the auspices of the Institute of Urban Ecology.
Mathematics Department Award
The Mathematics Department Award was established in 2016 by the Mathematics Department of Douglas College to support students facing financial hardship who strive for academic excellence.
The application deadline for these scholarships for 2019 is March 15th. Submit applications electronically to Ken Anderson (Chair, SPSC Scholarship Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information on Sport Science Department Awards, contact Ken Anderson at 604 527 5802 or email@example.com.
Chris Johnson Award of DistinctionThis monetary award honours a Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching student who most represents the professional and personal characteristics of past Sport Science faculty member Chris Johnson. Winners of this award must be nominated by a Sport Science faculty member and possess outstanding tenacity and fortitude with a joyous attitude toward others or a special aptitude for generosity of spirit. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate positive role modelling, the ability to reach out to others and a propensity for bringing "a little sanity into a totally insane world."
Dave Seaweed Award of DistinctionThis monetary award is given to a student (or students) who identifies as Aboriginal and who shares a passion for sport and physical activity. The Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction was created in 2015 by Dave Seaweed, the Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator at Douglas College. Dave’s first post-secondary Diploma was in Sport Science and his first job at Douglas College was running intermurals while working with student-athletes. Even in his current role at the College he continues to work with these departments and stays active in the community as a referee and coach for basketball. Dave decided to combine all of his passions and create an award that supports Aboriginal students, Student Athletes, and either the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs. A minimum of $500 will be award to the winner (s), with a maximum of three winners per award cycle. Download the application form.
Gord May Memorial Fieldwork Recognition Award of DistinctionThis endowment was first established by the Coaches Association of BC (Coaches BC) and Douglas College to recognize their longtime partnership and support of Douglas College Sport Science Department students and faculty. In 2013, viaSport BC took over operation of Coaches BC and the fund was renamed in memory of Gord May, a long time champion of coaching students and the person responsible for establishing the original award with Douglas College. The award provides three monetary awards: one to a 2nd year student, one to a 3rd year student, and one to a 4th year student. Only students who complete Fieldwork in the Fall semester will be eligible to receive this award. Winners of this award must be nominated by their Fieldwork Site Supervisor.
British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association Award of Distinction
Established in 2009 as the Animal Health Technology Association of BC Award of Distinction, this award benefits students who support the growth of the Veterinary Technology profession. The award recognizes students who excel in the Douglas College Veterinary Technology program and who contribute to the industry through volunteer work and other activities. In 2014 the AHTA of BC became the British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association (BCTVA) and the name of the award was changed to reflect this.
Canadian Mattress Recycling Veterinary Technology Award
Canadian Mattress Recycling (CMR) founder, Terryl Plotnikoff, has always been an animal lover. She spent many years volunteering at animal shelters and even dreamed of becoming a Veterinary herself one day. While that dream didn't come true another did when she completed the Douglas College (DC) Self-Employment Program, in 2010, and opened CMR the following year. Through CMR, Terryl is able to continue her support of animal related-causes through their many philanthropic initiatives. In addition, Terryl saw first hand the benefit of receiving an award or bursary while attending various post-secondary institutions, including DC, UBC and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. In 2019, Terryl created the Canadian Mattress Recycling Veterinary Technology Award to support students, with a demonstrated financial need, enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at DC who share her passion for helping animals. Preference is given to students who also volunteer within their community.
Kristianson Veterinary Technology Award of Distinction
Karen and John Kristianson established this endowment to reward and recognize two graduating students who have successfully managed and overcome personal, social, or economic hardship while earning the Veterinary Technology Program diploma at Douglas College. The Kristiansons believe that education has the power to transform lives and is a gateway to moral progress. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more help
less a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." More recently, Paul McCartney has echoed this statement. This award places a financial premium on two graduates as role models and educators in their communities, at work and at home, regardless of where they choose to work or live.
Kristianson Veterinary Technology National Examination Award of Distinction
Karen and John Kristianson began supporting students graduating from the Veterinary Technology program with this fund in 2014. The purpose of this award is to recognize the efforts of these students to become certified registered Veterinary Technologists by successfully completing the national examination provided by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. This Award recognizes the remarkable value that Douglas College graduates of the Veterinary Technology Program bring to society. Having chosen to make their love of animals their life’s work, national certification uniquely positions graduates to serve as role models and educators in their communities at home and at work regardless of where they choose to live or work.
Matt Rumberg Memorial Award
This award was established by Norma Rumberg in memory of her husband. Matt passed away in April 2007 after trying to save his beloved dog, Holly. He is missed by his family, friends and the community. The Matt Rumberg Memorial Award reflects Matt’s belief in the protection and support of animals in his community and the importance of higher education. This award will benefit students enrolled in their final semester of the Veterinary Technology program. Preference will be given to those who have contributed to their community in a manner that demonstrates their love and compassion for animals.
SACN (Small Animal Care Nursing Award) of Distinction
The SACN (Small Animal Care Nursing) Award of Distinction was established in 2009 by Hills Pet Nutrition to recognize and reward Veterinary Technology students in their 2nd year of the program who “go the extra mile.
Zoetis - Fred Dumbrell Graduation Award of Distinction
Pfizer Animal Health established this annual award in 2009 to recognize the work of students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Douglas College. In 2012 Pfizer committed to funding the award for an additional three years (2012 – 2014). The award was renamed in 2013, when Pfizer Animal Health became Zoetis Canada. At that time Zoetis Canada agreed to continue Pfizer’s pledge and has been supporting Veterinary Technology students ever since.
Veterinary Technology Trust Award
The Veterinary Technology department established this fund (originally named the Animal Health Technology Pet Trust Award of Distinction) in 2009 to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Douglas College. In 2016 it was decided that this fund could also be used to support the Veterinary Technology Trust Bursary if there were insufficient funds available for distribution annually.