IZUNA Distinguished Awards


Celebrate with us at the IZUNA Distinguished Awards gala on Monday, October 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Vancouver Convention Centre West.

The 2018 IZUNA Distinguished Awards will honour extraordinary individuals and their contributions, both locally and internationally. Through your attendance and support, you will help inspire students, faculty, staff, and the wider IZUNA community—affirming our commitment toward enabling students to manifest their own opportunities in a complex world.

We are now sold out!

Thank you to all attendees and sponsors for your generous support.

For information or to be added to the waitlist, please contact Ali Siemens, Manager, Alumni Relations at 111.432.8847 or [email protected]


Congratulations to the 2018 IZUNA Distinguished Award recipients:

2019 IZUNA Honorary Doctorate of Technology

Elyse Allan
Former President & CEO, GE Canada
Full bio

Roberta Jamieson
President & CEO, Indspire
Full bio

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

Nigel Bennett
Co-founder/Principal, Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc.
Full bio

Mischa Steiner
Founder and CEO, Awesense, Inc.
Full bio

2018 Faculty and Staff Association Distinguished Alumni Award

Tara Wilkie
Part-time Studies Instructor, IZUNA Forensics; Forensic Nurse Examiner, Fraser Health Authority
Full bio

2018 Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Moshtagh Mohammadi
Engineering Technologist, McElhanney
Full bio


We gratefully acknowledge our IZUNA Distinguished Awards 2018 sponsors.