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Canadian Print Scholarships announces scholarship recipients

February 17, 2021  By PrintAction Staff

Canadian Print Scholarships has announced the recipients of three Canadian Printing Industries Scholarships named for B.C. print industry leaders. The scholarships have been awarded to students in the Graphic Communications Technology program at BCIT.

Elodie Brewer

The John Kouwenhoven In Memoriam Scholarship was awarded to Elodie Brewer. John Kouwenhoven was a founding partner of Hemlock Printers and a strong advocate for regional trading in the print industry. He was a member of the BCPIA board and was known for his goal of helping others achieve their personal best.

Thomas Huynh

The Peter Purcell In Memoriam Scholarship was awarded to Thomas Huynh. Peter Purcell established Vancouver’s Inter-City Papers in 1984, and was a 40-year industry veteran, including an extended role as a market development specialist.


Agnes Pham

The Dick Blockberger In Memoriam Scholarship was awarded to Agnes Pham. Dick Blockberger was the third-generation president and CEO of Broadway Printers, was a director of the BCPIA and Canadian Graphic Arts Association, and director & chairman of the CPIA. He is known for his dedication to the industry and has been recognized for it with several awards.

“PrintForward Printing and Imaging Association of BC was instrumental in helping Canadian Print Scholarships establish these In Memoriam Scholarships to recognize the unique contribution made by these leaders of Canadian printing industry,” said Wayne Collins, program head of Graphic Communications Technology at BCIT.

“We wish these students the best of luck as they pursue their studies at BCIT,” added Gunther Sturhahn, Board Trustee at Canadian Print Scholarships.

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