Capilano University congratulates the honorees of the 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards

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Tag(s): Media, Business & Professional Studies, Fine & Applied Arts

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University congratulates the North Vancouver Chamber for celebrating success on the North Shore with style. The Chamber held its 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on November 15, 2018.

Six North Shore businesses won awards at the Gala while three Capilano University student teams were honoured for creating the best business profile videos.   

For the 10th year running, Capilano University students contributed to the festivities by creating videos that capture the essence of the 18 nominees, the awards and their sponsors. This year, 20 teams of second-year School of Motion Picture Arts (MOPA) and School of Business students created videos that were the “highlight” of the evening for many Gala guests.

MOPA students Jade Samuels, Jeremy Sorenson, Antoine Tremblay, Grace Wilson and business student Michael Hoy won first prize for the video about Two Rivers Meats, which was nominated in the category of Sustainability.

MOPA students Mya Kovach, Riane LaMay, Sina Soltani and Corrinn Rossitter, with business student Allison McDonald, won second place for their video about the Little Pink Door Boutique, which earned the Service Excellence Award.

Third prize recipients were MOPA students Andres Alvarez, Melissa Bernin, David Eusebio, Lexie Lafontaine, Devoina Laliberte, with business student Nesrin Bantan, for their video about The Hive climbing gym, nominated for Business of the Year.

MOPA instructors David Hauka and Andrea Klipp and business instructor Richard Hill assisted the students.

This applied learning project provides a challenging, purposeful experience for learners. More than 100 students participated in the project including learners in Capilano University’s Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program.

Capilano University congratulates the other winning businesses: Summerhill & Cedar Springs, PARC Communities (Best Employer); Cove Continuity Advisors (Best Business); BKL Consultants Ltd. (Innovation); Bluhouse Market and Cafe (Sustainability); and Jason Harvey, Moto Concept (Young Entrepreneur). 

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University enrols more than 10,000 students each year and offers 101 programs, including bachelor's degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh) Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Cheryl Rossi, Senior Communications Officer
Capilano University
t: 604 983 7596
c: 778 879 7119
e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca

Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi


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