Thursday, November 1, 2018
We honoured our 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at an on-campus lunch reception. The awards celebrate the significant contributions made by Langara alumni in their profession, at Langara, and to society-at-large.
The contributions of this year’s alumni award recipients truly are outstanding. This year we are proud to honour people who are professional and personal champions for others. From a politician and pioneer for LGBTQ rights to an accomplished indigenous accountant, doctor and medical researcher, and young reconciliation advocate, each, in their own way, are making a positive impact. The 2018 recipients illustrate how the College and students and are making a difference in the community now and over the past 49 years.
Meet our 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients
Dustin Anderson – Arts & Science (2005)
Dustin is a doctor, medical researcher, and prolific musician and songwriter. Watch our interview with Dustin
Tim Stevenson – General Arts (1972)
Tim is a pioneer and champion for the LGBT community as a politician and activist. He is also one of Langara’s first students in 1970. Watch our interview with Tim
Charlene Taylor – Arts & Science (1979)
Charlene is a role model in her community, blazing a trail for women and indigenous people in accounting. Watch our video with Charlene
Rising Star Award Recipient
Charlene Seward – Geography (2010)
Charlene is an advocate for the people, facilitating conversations about reconciliation across Canada. Watch our video with Charlene
The Outstanding Alumni Awards will be replaced in 2019 with 49 Langarans – a special anniversary award and celebration. 49 Langarans will honour 49 outstanding employees, students, graduates, or partners, who have had the greatest impact on the College, their field or the community. The group will be honoured at an event in November 2019.