The Rising Star Award goes to Stephanie Boychuk (Instructor, Adult Basic Education, Vancouver Island University).

The Rising Star award recognizes individuals who “while early in their career, demonstrate exceptional leadership and accomplishment in the area of transfer and articulation within the BC Transfer System.”

Stephanie was selected for this award in recognition of her extraordinary leadership, vision, and dedication in helping to move the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Steering Committee forward within a short period of time. Stephanie was elected to sit on the ABE Steering Committee, due to
her deep commitment to articulation. Her leadership skills were immediately evident, and she was elected as Co-Chair of the committee.

Among her many accomplishments, Stephanie re-organized the committee’s Moodle website, organized an ad hoc committee to review the ABE Steering handbook, worked to resolve issues regarding the ABE Articulation Guide, and ensured ABE instructors updated their courses for the
ABE articulation grid, all within one year.

“I would like to commend Stephanie for her remarkable dedication during a particularly difficult period... Stephanie stepped up and shouldered a significant portion of the co-chair responsibilities. This included hosting and chairing our most recent ABE Articulation Steering Committee meeting. Despite needing to carry out much of this work alone, Stephanie set a wonderful example for the Working Committee Chairs on what meaningful and productive articulation meetings should look like. She has been a supportive colleague and inspires those around her, including myself, to strive for excellence.”

“She (Stephanie) can be counted on as a leader, an advocate, and workhorse in various arenas, but definitely in transfer and articulation. She is a Rising Star who lives and breathes articulation and transfer and who demonstrates capability, capacity and competency far beyond her ‘early’ years. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award.”