Chapter Supports Camosun Students

Camosun College

Camosun College held their annual School of Business awards ceremony on June 13, 2017 in the Trades Education and Innovation Building at the Interurban Campus in Victoria, BC.

The event was emceed by Richard Stride, Dean of the School of Business.

Richard Stride, Dean of the School of Business

After a traditional acknowledgement of territory by a First Nations elder, the ceremony proceeded to recognize over a 100 students who collectively received awards totalling almost $50,000.

Acknowledgement of Territory by Elder

Three Camosun students received the CPA Award in Accounting which recognizes accounting students with satisfactory academic standing who have exhibited leadership, teamwork, and determination and who have helped their community through voluntary efforts.

These awards are funded from a legacy Chapter endowment which continues to grow because of the generosity of CPABC Victoria / Southern Vancouver Island Chapter’s members at the annual Chinese New Year dinner fundraiser.

  • CPA Award in Accounting – Robin Stone, Steven Cowie, and Cathy McIntyre.

In addition, the following students received CPA Education Foundation (CPAEF) Awards:

  • CPAEF Award in Accounting ($1,000) – Alexandra Jamieson, Carolyn Irwin, and Amber Arnold; and
  • John Hadfield Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) – Amber Arnold

These CPAEF Awards recognize accounting students who intend to pursue the CPA designation and have the top mark in one of ACCT 380, ACCT 480, ACCT 470 or ACCT 471.  Carolyn Irwin is pictured below with David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC’s vice-president member services.

The awards ceremony was also attended by Keri Norrie FCPA FCA FCGA, a governor of the CPAEF and the chair of the Accounting and Information Systems department in the Camosun School of Business, Ellen Slanina CPA CGA a director of the CPABC Victoria/SVI chapter, and Jennifer Weintraub from CPABC’s business development team.

Slanina said, “congratulations to all the students who received an award,” adding “good luck with your studies and your future careers.”


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