VCC Student Awards recap: celebrating success

Posted on May 29, 2018

Twice a year, Vancouver Community College (VCC) holds student awards ceremonies to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of talented and deserving students enrolled in a vast range of programs.

On Friday, May 25, the spring 2018 awards ceremony took place at VCC's Broadway campus where the VCC Foundation awarded in excess of $134,000 in scholarships and awards. VCC’s scholarships and awards recognize academic excellence and acknowledge students who demonstrate leadership in the classroom or in their community.

Dr. Kathryn McNaughton, Vice President, Academic, Students and Research was present to congratulate each student. "It is one of my favourite events of the year and I am honoured to represent VCC in recognizing our students' successes," she said in her address.

At each awards ceremony, the VCC Foundation highlights one award in a video presentation. This season's video featured the recipients of the Dr. Kes Chetty MOSAIC scholarship. Dr. Chetty was a compassionate man of integrity who was committed to social justice. These scholarships recognize students from a non-English-speaking country who are continuing their education in Canada. Having good grades is always an important part of student success, but these awards seek to recognize those who are kind and generous of spirit. The 2018 award recipients are Masoud Nabizadeh from Iran and Joanne Meng Yang from China.

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


See the photo galleries:

May 25, 2018 – 9:30 a.m.
School of Health Sciences
School of Hospitality, Food Studies and Applied Business
School of Trades, Technology and Design

May 25, 2018 – 1:30 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Studies
School of Instructor Education
School of Arts and Sciences


Learn more about the scholarships and awards available to VCC students by visiting Financial Aid

Interested in donating or establishing an award to encourage VCC student success? Connect with us via the VCC Foundation.