B.C.s Human Resources Association Announces Finalists For Provincial Awards
April 15, 2010
Vancouver, B.C. The BC Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA) is proud to announce the finalists for the provincial professional awards.
Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year
Greg Conner, CHRP, vice president, HR & communications, EDS Advanced Solutions
Cheryl Stafford CHRP, director, human resources, BC Childrens Hospital Foundation
Diane Sullivan, CHRP, vice president, human resources, BC Safety Authority
The Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year, sponsored by Knightsbridge and The Globe and Mail, recognizes the HR leaders of today. This award is BC HRMAs highest honour for established HR practitioners, exemplary HR individuals and teams who have contributed by improving their organizations bottom-line, achieved business results, demonstrated leadership or developed innovative programs.
Award of Excellence: Innovation
BC Hydro Team Ashley Bennington ,CHRP, Karen Green, CHRP, Rick Milone and Agnes Terebka
Maureen Clarke, principal, The BluePrint Group in partnership with Sheri Hamilton, CHRP, manager, human resources, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union
Lori Rilkoff, CHRP, HR manager, City of Kamloops
Teck Highland Valley Copper Team Richard Boyce, Candace Droder, CHRP, Rod Killough, CHRP, and Jim Valin
The Award of Excellence: Innovation, sponsored by Knightsbridge and The Globe and Mail, recognizes an individual or team that has successfully implemented a progressive project to address a new or ongoing HR challenge or opportunity within their organization.
Rising Star Award
Nella Garman, CHRP, acting human resources consultant, University of Victoria
Allan Lau, CHRP Candidate, human resources assistant, Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc
Rene McComber, CHRP, HR advisory, Vancouver Aquarium
Julia Simpson, CHRP, human resources manager, western Canada, Compass Group Canada
The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Toombs Inc, The Province and The Vancouver Sun, recognizes the HR leaders of tomorrow. These up-and-comers, within the first five years of their career, are considered to be lighting the HR community on fire and hold the future of the profession in their hands. Each of the nominees has made significant contributions to their past and present workplaces at a very early stage in their career. They all are ambitious, innovative, and creative with fierce drive and determination that guarantees each will succeed in their chosen career paths.
The recipients of the three awards will be announced at the Awards & CHRP Recognition Gala , held in conjunction with BC HRMAs 48th Annual Conference & Showcase, in Vancouver on May 6, 2010.
BC HRMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professional people practices through professional development opportunities such as conference, workshops, symposiums, and mentorship and volunteer programs. The association provides leadership to more than 4,900 members that collectively represent CEOs, directors of HR, consultants, educators, students, HR generalists, and small-business owners. Established in 1942, BC HRMA is a founding member of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) and the exclusive grantor of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in British Columbia.
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