September 20, 2000: Capilano College’s Asia Pacific Management Cooperative Program receives prestigious award

      Wednesday, September 20, 2000
      Contact: Esther Rausenberg at (604) 984-4981, local 2481

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)--The Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada presented on September 18 the Hugette Labelle award honouring excellence in youth programming to Capilano College’s Asia Pacific Cooperative Program (apmcp).

      The award, co-sponsored by the Aga Khan Foundation and the World University Service Canada, recognizes projects that have successfully developed and implemented youth-orientated programming that involves youth as contributors to, and/or beneficiaries of, international cooperation.

      The award presentation was made by Alliance president, Perrin Beatty, and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) president, Len Good, at an International Development Days event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Also on hand were Hugette Labelle, former CIDA president and current chancellor of the University of Ottawa and Marc Dolgin, executive director of World University Services Canada. Cam Sylvester, apmcp program director, accepted the award at the gala dinner hosted by the Alliance and CIDA

      Sylvester acknowledged the invaluable contributions made by past program director, Dr. Scott MacLeod; program founder, Bob Bagshaw; and friend of the program, Mr. Robert McRae.

      "This award recognizes the vision and tremendous efforts that apmcp program director, Scott MacLeod, has made over the past six years," Sylvester said. "The success of this program is also based on the hard work of its founder, Bob Bagshaw, and many others.

      "The support provided by Robert McRae," Sylvester continued, "has allowed us the opportunity to grow and make the program stronger. As well, the gentle prodding of CIDA in certain directions has broadened our network and deepened our relationships in Asia."

      The award-winning apmcp is at the forefront of training managers for international careers and represents the promising future of management education. Now entering its fourteenth year, the apmcp (along with the newly created Latin American Management Program), represents a joint venture involving the Canadian and British Columbia governments, Capilano College, international and Canadian employers, donors, and students. A wide range of candidates for the program are selected from across Canada and around the world to bring diverse backgrounds to the classroom. Nine months of academic studies on campus are combined with a one-year paid work term in Asia. The internship is with companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, and includes Canadian multinationals, indigenous corporations and international companies.

      Many apmcp graduates have remained in international work well beyond their internship year and are becoming leaders in the international activities of numerous Canadian enterprises. The alumni network of more than 400 associates is working in 14 Asian countries, in North America, Europe and Africa.

      For further information contact the Asia Pacific Management Cooperative Program at 984-4981, or at