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Andrew Beckerman Inspiring Community Leadership Award

This award will recognize a Camosun College student in any discipline who has completed a minimum of one year of studies at Camosun and are continuing their education in their chosen field at Camosun. The successful applicant will show community leadership through demonstrated engagement at Camosun College or other community involvement.

The Andrew Beckerman Inspiring Community Leadership Award application is now closed for 2021.

Please check back in March 2022 for next year's application.

Andrew Beckerman Inspiring Community Leadership Award – In honour of Richard Elliott for 2021

  • Value: $2,500 (approx.)
  • Number of Awards: 1

The 2021 award is in honour of Richard Elliott. [read more below]

Eligibility Criteria

You must:

  • Be enrolled at Camosun College in the 12 months prior to the award application deadline
  • Be entering 2nd year of studies at Camosun, in any program, in the upcoming Fall semester
  • Demonstrate good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher)
  • Demonstrate community engagement and involvement at Camosun College or the broader community.

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.
  • The award will be applied to the successful recipient’s tuition account for the Fall semester.

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the HIV Legal Network ( He has helped guide the Legal Network’s litigation in key HIV-related court cases in Canada and internationally on issues related to HIV criminalization, drug policy (including harm reduction services, inside and outside prisons), access to medicines, sex work, privacy and other issues; has authored numerous reports, papers and articles on a range of legal and human rights issues in the context of HIV; has testified before Parliamentary committees; appears regularly in the media as an expert in the field; and has served as an expert to international organizations and initiatives, including UNAIDS, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and others.


With thanks to Andrew Beckerman, a local philanthropist, retired architect, and long-time activist for the AIDS/HIV movement.

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