Congratulations to our five extraordinary 2022 Alumni Awards of Excellence recipients. Tune in below to watch a recording of our live awards broadcast that took place on April 7, 2022.

The live talk show style event is hosted by Mo Amir, host of This is VANCOLOUR, and includes an opening monologue, a musical performance from CapU alum Colin Weeks and current CapU music student Jaymie Walker, and an inspirational discussion with our incredible Award recipients.

2022 Alumni Awards of Excellence recipients

Each of our 2022 award recipients demonstrate the positive impact they have made within their communities by being the first to act. Learn more about them below.

Karen Roussy is the winner of the 2022 Luminous Award.

Legal Studies alum Karen Roussy is the recipient of this year’s Luminous Award.

Learn more about Karen - a Family Law Advocate and CapU Legal Studies Instructor - as she shares with us the power of pursuing your dreams at any age in her Capsule Alumni Q&A.

Maryam Antikchi is the winner of the 2022 Unified Award.

Maryam Antikchi is the Founder & CTO of Ecoation. Her passion and dedication for the Canadian CleanTech economy, supporting family-owned businesses and amplifying the voices of women leaders is what inspires her to make significant changes.

Maryam combines robotics and AI platforms to support farmers for a more sustainable food system. Maryam shares with us how women are paving the way in tech for a more sustainable future.

Find out more about how Maryam helps farmers create sustainable food systems in her Capsule Alumni Q&A

Dennis Thomas Whonoak is the winner of the 2022 Enduring Award.

Business alum Dennis Thomas Whonoak is the recipient of this year’s Enduring award.

Dennis is a Senior Business Development Manager within the Economic Development Department of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. He has a wealth of knowledge and knows the key to an economically bright future is to provide opportunities and education towards the indigenous ecosystem.

Find out more about Dennis' work with the Nation in our Capsule Alumni Q&A

Gigi Saul Guerrero is the winner of the 2022 Confident Award.

MOPA alum Gigi Saul Guerrero is the recipient of this year’s Confident award.

Gigi is making head waves in the Horror film scene as a director, actor and writer for her production company Luchagore Productions.

Learn more about how Gigi's Mexican heritage inspires her storytelling and adds layers of family, love and culture to every project in her Capsule Alumni Q&A.

Andrew Kopecki is the winner of the 2022 Creative Award.

Business alum Andrew Kopecki is solving the shipping crisis one vehicle at a time through his company Advantage Asset Tracking and Connected Coverage Systems.

As a subject matter expert in asset tracking technology, Andrew is helping freight companies across North America not only to keep drivers safe but to implement technology for a more sustainable approach to transportation. 

Get to know Andrew a little more in his Capsule Alumni Q&A

Your host

Mo Amir is the producer and host of This is VANCOLOUR, a popular politics and culture podcast featuring conversations with some of Vancouver's most influential and colourful personalities.

A longtime resident of Metro Vancouver, Amir is also a columnist for Vancouver is Awesome and a panelist for CBC's On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko every Thursday.

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Do you know a CapU alum who is doing great things in the community? Someone who is a leader in their business or field, or is inspiring others through teaching or providing mentorship?

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