Finalists Announced for 2016 Professional Awards


The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 Professional Awards.

Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award, sponsored by LOGAN HR, recognizes the HR leaders of tomorrow. These up-and-comers, within the first five years of their human resources career, are considered to be lighting the HR community on fire and hold the future of the profession in their hands. Each of the nominees has made significant contributions to their past and present workplaces at a very early stage in their career.

Finalists for the Rising Star Award are:

Kristina Chambers, CHRP
HR Business Partner
Interior Health Authority
nomination summary
Christina Seargeant, CHRP
HR Business Partner
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Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year
The Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year, sponsored by The Vancouver Sun and The Province, recognizes the HR leaders of today. This award is HRMA’s highest honour for established HR practitioners, exemplary individuals who have made a contribution to human resources by improving organizational performance, achieving business results, demonstrating excellence in leadership or developing innovative programs.

Finalists for the HR Professional of the Year are:

Lisa Castle, LLB
Vice President, Human Resources
The University of British Columbia
nomination summary
Catherine Gordon, CHRP
Director of Human Resources
David Suzuki Foundation
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Barbara Meens Thistle, CHRP
Vice President, Corporate Services
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
North Vancouver
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Marnie Wright, CHRP
Director, Human Resources
Abbotsford School District (No. 34)
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The recipients of the awards will be announced Wednesday, April 27th, 2016, at HRMA’s annual Conference + Tradeshow in Vancouver.

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