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.
Devarsh BhondeDevarsh is a Ph.D. student in the Project and Construction Management group at UBC Vancouver and part of the BIM TOPiCS Lab led by Prof. Sheryl Staub-French. His research focuses on improving collaboration and communication in the construction industry. His recent projects include analyzing the performance benefits of Virtual Reality for receiving maintainability design inputs from facility managers, improving the design coordination process through the use of cloud-BIM tools and applying visual analytics tools to ease the document control and progress management process. He is currently studying the barriers that owner organizations face for adopting the Integrated Project Delivery procurement model.
Suzana is passionate about driving process and strategic innovation and assisting organizations with adapting to change and improving process management. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in project and construction management at UBC-Vancouver, focusing on Sustainable Development Management in the Construction Industry. She has committed her career to researching and developing management and quality processes, identifying key strategies for improvement, maximizing growth opportunities. She has a background in business and engineering and is passionate about identifying process improvements to help organizations work effectively. This interest has led her to pursue her bachelor's degree in business, an MBA focuses on people management, a master's degree in Production Engineering, and currently her doctoral studies in project and construction management. Her Ph.D. research is focusing on developing a framework for sustainable development management in the building construction industry and identifying the contribution of this field to the SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. As an active member of academia and 15 years of experience in the industry, she tries to bring forward unique perspectives on innovations and best practices. She believes in the importance of interdisciplinary studies and the power of using technology to connect people and process and improve communication in accomplishing significant goals.
Tyson RomerTyson is a 21 year-old Carpenter from Langley,BC. He has been practicing carpentry since his second semester of high school, and loves being a tradesman. His work includes general contracting and concrete formwork, but the scope of work can vary greatly from job to job which makes it very dynamic and enjoyable. His work also includes machine operating, first aid, carpentry and labour work. His goal is to take on a leadership role to learn how to take on his own projects.
Spencer CrowterSpencer has worked in construction for over 10 years. Starting as a carpenter’s apprentice for a home builder on the North Shore, Spencer now works for Polygon as a site management trainee. Spencer completed his carpentry Red Seal apprenticeship at BCIT in 2018. Hobbies include furniture making, lumber milling, and fishing. After completing BCIT’s Construction Management program, Spencer plans to study Urban Land Economics at UBC. BCCR’s scholarship will help Spencer greatly with completing and furthering his studies.
Juan Rodriguez is currently in the Construction Management degree program at BCIT. In 2017, he graduated with a diploma in Civil Engineering from BCIT, which led him to the position of project coordinator/estimator at his current place of work. He is very appreciative of the Construction Management program, as the various assignments, labs, exams, and discussions have only helped to further reinforce his knowledge of the construction industry and its standards. Upon completing his coursework in July 2020, he returned to his current employer on a full-time basis where he will begin his journey towards becoming an experienced and proficient construction manager.
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.