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An awarding experience

Posted on June 9, 2015

student awards spring 2016‌Twice a year, Vancouver Community College (VCC) holds Student Awards Ceremonies recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of talented and deserving students enrolled in the vast range of programs offered at VCC. 

On Wednesday, June 1 the spring awards ceremony took place at VCC’s Broadway campus where a total of 212 awards were given out. VCC’s scholarships and awards are established to recognize academic excellence and to acknowledge students who demonstrate leadership in the classroom or in their community. Many award recipients have overcome significant obstacles and financial barriers to pursue their studies. These awards help encourage and support students in their journey to academic and career success.

Award recipients often explain that their education has been life changing and winning an award provides the affirmation they need to continue their chosen path with confidence. A new award this year was provided by Pyrrha Design. Chalsey Crepaux received an award to pay for her first year of jewellery art and design. A video captured her shock at receiving the news!

All of the awards are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations, associations and foundations that share VCC’s commitment to offering exceptional educational and training opportunities.

“Philanthropy is often a circle. It’s simple. Someone who is touched by a gift goes on to give. And, we have many wonderful examples in this room.” says Dr. Peter Nunoda, VCC president and CEO.  

With many donor representatives in attendance, the awards ceremonies provide a special opportunity for donors to directly connect with the recipients of their awards and the chance for students—and VCC—to thank their donors in person.

 For more information on VCC’s financial awards including bursaries, scholarships and financial aid, visit our Financial Aid and Awards page including our Online Awards Guide. To make a donation, email or visit our online Gift Catalogue at

Visit the VCC Flickr site to view photos from the Spring Student Awards.