Edward Tzinquaw Gooch

Gold | The Leadership Excellence Award for Students
Edward Tzinquaw Gooch is an inspirational Vancouver Community College (VCC) student and community champion. He is of Cowichan (Quw’utson) ancestry, a Sixties Scoop survivor, and a recovered alcoholic. He is a third-year BSNursing student with a GPA of 3.88. He came to VCC as a mature student after a long career in hospitality and construction where he has embraced every leadership opportunity with authenticity, passion, and care as a student ambassador in the Indigenous Gathering Space.

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The Leadership Excellence Award for Students

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students recognizes an individual student that has made an exceptional contribution within their institution and within the communities it serves. The nominee must be currently enrolled in a program at a CICan member institution.

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TD Insurance is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the CICan Awards of Excellence Program. TD Insurance will give an award of $1,000 to each Gold level Award of Excellence recipient.
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