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IABC London Education Awards (Student Program)

2017 IABC London Award
Western University students – submit your application today!

Serena Quinn, recipient of the 2017 IABC London Award, was presented with her award at IABC London’s Virtuoso Awards Celebration in June.

Established in 1988 as the John Burke-Gaffney Award for Organizational Communications, this $500 award was renamed in 2007 and recognizes a Western University student who demonstrates aptitude and interest in corporate communications and public relations.

Presented annually, it is open to Western students registered in the public relations diploma program offered through Continuing Studies or communications-related courses in faculties of Arts and Humanities, Information & Media Studies or Social Science; Continuing Studies; or, the Ivey Business School – in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Judging Criteria:

  • Minimum 80% average for the program or past year of study. The number of communications-related courses will be taken into consideration.
  • Overall interest in the field of business and creative communications.
  • Career plan as a practitioner in the communications and public relations industry.
  • Extra-curricular involvement, communications-related preferred.

Congratulations to:

  • Serena Quinn, 2017
  • Adam Veen, 2016
  • Julie Kiser, 2015
  • Lawvin Hadisi, 2014
  • Eamon O’Flynn, 2013
  • Carly Ekstein, 2012
  • Kaitlin Martin, 2010
  • Carolyn Schulz, 2009
  • Katherine Low, 2008
  • Joanna Magee, 2007

London Life Student Award of Excellence: Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Fanshawe College:

Kelly Forbes-Wilson, recipient of the 2017 London Life Student Award of Excellence, was presented with her award at IABC London’s Virtuoso Awards Celebration in June.

This annual award is given to the highest achieving student in the Corporate Communication and Public Relations Ontario Graduate Certificate Program at Fanshawe College. The recipient will receive a $500 award. The College selects the student based on the highest grades attained during the intensive eight-month program. Congratulations to:

  • Kelly Forbes-Wilson, 2017
  • Sasha Kristoff, 2016
  • Andrea Henderson, 2015
  • Jessica McGaw, 2014
  • Glen Morgan, 2013
  • Carrie Galsworthy, 2012
  • Janice Mills and Kathleen Morrison, 2011
  • Elyse Michaud, 2010
  • Sarah O’Neill, 2009
  • Sarah Carruthers, 2008
  • Linda Heredia, 2007

London Life Leadership Award: Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Fanshawe College:

Laura Vere, recipient of the 2017 London Life Leadership Award, was presented with her award at IABC London’s Virtuoso Awards Celebration in June.

The recipient is a student who has strong leadership skills, is a team player, and demonstrates competency in all aspects of communication. The recipient is awarded a $500 award. The student’s peers in the Corporate Communication and Public Relations Ontario Graduate Certificate Program nominated the recipient and a committee reviewed and selected the award winner. Congratulations to:

  • Laura Vere, 2017
  • Johnna Allen, 2016
  • Thea Boyd, 2015
  • Priya Das, 2014
  • Brenda Farhat, 2013
  • Megan Pasierbek, 2012
  • Chantelle Diachina, 2010
  • Alyson Young, 2009
  • Rosy Lopez Gross, 2008
  • Darlene Pratt, 2007

The Branding Firm Inc. Award for Academic Excellence in Graphic Design, Graphic Design Advanced Diploma Program, Fanshawe College:

Brooke Taylor, recipient of the 2017 The Branding Firm Inc. Student Award for Graphic Design, was presented with her award at IABC London’s Virtuoso Awards Celebration in June.

Recognizing outstanding achievement by a third year student, this $500 award is presented to the individual who has demonstrated the highest overall academic performance in graphic design, selected by faculty administrators at Fanshawe College. Congratulations to:

  • Brooke Taylor, 2017
  • Melissa Williams, 2016
  • Andrea Wister, 2015
  • Rachel Swift, 2014
  • Sarah Rose, 2013
  • Kayla Watson, 2012
  • Frank Neufeld, 2011
  • Richard Modin, 2010
  • Megan Foerster, 2009
  • Kelly Kobarda, 2008
  • Danielle Lynn Robb, 2007

Echidna Solutions Award for Academic Excellence in Advanced Multimedia Design

Congratulations to:

  • Damon Muma, 2011
  • Serge Savchuk, 2010