Award Overview

This award will recognize a Camosun College student in any discipline who, along with a strong academic record, demonstrates an active interest in the cause of animal rights.

The award is intended to raise awareness of the plight of animals and to encourage a change in attitude toward animals used in research and the treatment of animals in our community.

Dr. Peter Mixon, a long-time teacher of English Literature at Camosun College who retired in 1985 established this award in 2003.

Eligibility Criteria

You must:

  • Be enrolled at Camosun College in the 12 months prior to the award application deadline.
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance, with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (B).
  • Demonstrate active volunteering in the cause of animal rights.

Selection Process

  • The Awards Committee will review applications and recommend a recipient. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • As Grade Point Average is a criteria for this award, the Awards Committee will be reviewing Camosun College transcripts.
  • The successful recipient will be notified by email no later than 6 weeks after the award application closing date.

Submit an application package

  • Fill out the Contact Information below.
  • Attach a ‘Student Statement’, not exceeding 500 words typed double spaced, outlining your course of study and describing your interest in animal rights.
  • Attach one (1) letter of reference from a professional source in support of your commitment to volunteerism/interest in the cause of animal rights.
Contact information

Attachments can be in any of these file formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX

Max upload size: 5 MB

Max upload size: 5 MB

Camosun College Award Declaration

I understand and agree by clicking “Yes” below it means that:

  1. I have answered all questions completely and accurately.
  2. I consent to Camosun College staff checking or verifying information on this application.
  3. If I give answers that are not true or if changed circumstances make me ineligible, I will be required to pay back all or part of the award I received.
  4. If I am receiving income assistance, student loan/grant or other government funding, I am required to notify the appropriate government office of the amount of award funding I have been granted.
  5. I consent that Camosun College may release application information to the Camosun College Foundation Office and to the award donor.
  6. If I receive $500 or more in awards funds in one year, a statement for income tax purposes will be sent to me by Camosun College.

Collection and use of information: The information on this form and all supporting documents will be verified with Camosun College; with faculty and staff to verify your registration, class attendance, progress, grade point average and other details related to your eligibility for the Award.  The information collected on this application form will be protected and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (SBC1992).  If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, contact the Registrar, Camosun College, 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 5J2, telephone:  (250) 370-3550.