Continuing Studies Awards

Chestnut Community Music School Award of Distinction

This endowment was established courtesy of Laura Chestnut's Estate. Laura was a patron of the arts, both performing and display, at Douglas College.Awards valued at approximately $300 will be given annually to students who are enrolled in Community Music School lessons at Douglas College and who demonstrate great potential for performance excellence.Course and/or lesson fees owing to the Community Music School must be paid in full before cheques will be issued to award recipients. Selections are made by the Community Music School.

Ellen Edwards Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Programs Award of Distinction

This fund was established in 2005 in honour of Ellen Edwards upon her retirement from the Networking, Education and Training for Workers in Employment, Rehabilitation and Career Counselling (NETWERCC) under the name Ellen Edwards Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Programs Award of Distinction.  Ellen was the Executive Director of NETWERCC (now BC Career Development Association) and this award was created in recognition of her outstanding contribution (since 1992) to the development, marketing and quality maintenance of the Career Development Practitioner Programs in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies (CFCS) in Continuing Education at Douglas College.

Health Sciences Continuing Education Award of Distinction in Honour of James Doerr

The James H. Doerr Award was established in honour of Jim Doerr upon his retirement from Douglas College in 1995. Jim was the Dean of Community Programs and Services at Douglas College for many years and the award was created in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Continuing Education at Douglas College and his belief in lifelong learning. The Natural Health & Healing fund was established in 2001 when Douglas College co-sponsored a presentation by Deepak Chopra. The fund was to support British Columbia residents who were enrolled in Health Science Continuing Education courses.  In 2010, the James H. Doerr Award & Natural Health & Healing Fund were combined with the purpose of recognizing and supporting students enrolled in any Health Sciences Continuing Education program or course at Douglas College.