In 2003 the membership of the BC Construction Roundtable established a scholarship program. The first scholarship was awarded to a student in graduate studies of Construction Management in Civil Engineering at UBC in 2004. The next year a second scholarship was added for a student studying Construction Management at BCIT in the bachelor degree program. And in 2010, a third scholarship was added for studies in the trades program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In 2012 six scholarships were awarded to two students at each of the educational institutions. In addition to a cash award, students are given a one year membership in the BCCR. Students apply through their faculty and are awarded a $1500 scholarship based on their need and their experience in the construction industry as well as their performance in their course work.
Meagan has worked in the architecture and construction industries since 2015 in several capacities, most recently as a project manager and technologist. She is the founder of Enright Design, which helps enable builders and homeowners by providing access to construction details and plans. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Advanced Architecture at the Institute of Advanced Architecture Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain. She plans to apply her newfound skills to further innovate and optimize design in construction. Meagan has provided BCCR access to her BTech CM final capstone project.
Kurt DuPerron graduated from the BCIT Construction Management program in 2021 with distinction. He also completed the Architectural and Building Engineering Technology diploma program at BCIT in 2013. Out of the ABET program in 2013, he got hired by a commercial and industrial general contractor as a junior estimator. He has stayed with this company ever since and has continued on as an estimator, project coordinator, and now project manager. He Looks forward to the next chapter with his company and hopes to provide them great value from his education at BCIT.
Since finishing the Carpentry program with KPU, Thomas passed the Interprovincial examination and completed the required hours to qualify for his Red Seal. He currently works in Vancouver BC, as a carpenter/first aid attendant, where he works on a team building a new firehall powered by solar and geothermal energy. He feels very fortunate to have been able to work on this project as he is using advanced construction techniques in pursuit of achieving passive house certification and creating a net zero energy building. There have been many challenges in implementing these modern technologies and his team has learned so much. He's very excited to have had the chance to be on the forefront of the construction methods of the future. He has chosen to continue his education since finishing with carpentry school, and he is currently a student in the firefighting program with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He looks forward to being able to use the skills learned in fire school as well as his background in carpentry to protect and serve the public.
Daniel MacDonald is the father of twin boys and a student at KPU, studying to become a ticketed carpenter. The BCCR award will help him as he finishes his last 2 levels of training.
If you are currently a student at UBC, KPU or BCIT, please contact the individual or office listed below for more information about eligibility and application instructions.
Please visit http://www.civil.ubc.ca for the contact details for the Department of Civil Engineering.
Please visit http://www.bcit.ca/cm and click on "Contact Us" to see the contact details for the current Program Head/Assistant.
Please contact the Carpentry program at 604-598-6004.