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Honorary Awards

The awarding of honorary awards is intended to encourage a standard of excellence and innovation which is exemplary to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates should exhibit a record of outstanding distinction and achievement in one of the following areas:

Distinguished Alumni Awards: Up to three Distinguished Alumni Awards may be granted per year (one maximum in each category.

  • Early Achievement

    The recipient will have demonstrated outstanding achievement within 10 years of receiving a credential from Vancouver Island University (VIU). Areas of achievement could include endeavours in their profession, research, community service, business, athletics or the arts.

  • Professional Achievement

    The recipient will have earned provincial, national or international prominence as a result of their exceptional professional achievements.

  • Service to Society

    The recipient exhibits integrity and a demonstrated commitment to service to society through an interest in bettering the lives of others through volunteer leadership, humanitarian endeavours and community and public service.

Outstanding Service Award: A maximum of one Outstanding Service Award will be granted per year.

  • Recognizes outstanding service to Vancouver Island University made over a number of years.  Past and current employees of Vancouver Island University and alumni are  eligible to be nominated for this award. 

Honorary Award Nominations - Process & Forms