January 7, 2010: Nominations open for two new awards at Capilano University

      Thursday, January 7, 2010
      Contact: Janis Connolly, Alumni Relations Officer, at 604.990.7968

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Capilano University is calling for nominations for two new awards that will become important components of its successful Alumni Awards of Excellence program.

      The President’s Service Award will honour an individual or organization whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mission of Capilano University, which is to enable student success. Anyone can submit a nomination for this award by March 1, 2010.

      The Outstanding Teaching Award will recognize the scholarly and creative activities of faculty who contribute to Capilano University’s commitment to leadership and innovation in teaching and learning. Alumni of Capilano University are invited to nominate exceptional candidates for this award by March 1, 2010.

      Both awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards of Excellencecelebration on April 22, 2010 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.

      “Making a nomination is a unique opportunity to give leaders outside and inside the classroom the recognition they deserve,” said Capilano University’s president and vice chancellor, Dr. Greg Lee. “We know that these are inspirational people who help change lives for the better. Help us celebrate their achievements and reward their dedication by nominating these unsung heroes in our communities.”

      Nomination forms with eligibility and criteria for these awards can be obtained by visiting www.capilanou.ca/alumni, by calling the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 604.990.7968, or by e-mailing Janis Connolly at jconnoll@capilanou.ca.

      Both the Distinguished Alumni Award, which honours alumni who distinguish themselves and Capilano University through success in their professional endeavors or through significant contributions, and the One to Watch Award, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves early on in their careers, will continue to be important hallmarks of the awards program.

      For more information, contact Janis Connolly at 604.990.7968 or by e-mail at jconnoll@capilanou.ca.

      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university that serves the communities of the Lower Mainland, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast through campuses in North Vancouver, Squamish and Sechelt. Enrolment totals 7,000 students in credit programs each term with an additional 7,000 people taking non-credit courses annually. Capilano offers a complete range of preparatory courses, university-level arts and science courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, diplomas, certificates and statements of completion.