Finalists Announced for 2018 Professional Awards


CPHR BC & Yukon is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 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:

Tierra MadaniTierra Madani, CPHR Candidate
Human Resources Manager
Vancouver Island Brewing
Victoria, BC
nomination summary
Marli PennerMarli Penner, CPHR
HR Advisor
Northwest Community College
Terrace, BC
nomination summary

Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year
The Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year, sponsored by Desjardins, recognizes the HR leaders of today. This award is CPHR BC & Yukon’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 Award of Excellence – HR Professional of the Year are:

Ram GillRam Gill, CPHR
HR Business Partner
Shoppers Drug Mart
Vancouver, BC
nomination summary
Michelle SingMichelle Sing, CPHR
Vice President, Human Resources, Volunteers, Communications, and
Crabtree Corner Community
YWCA Metro Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
nomination summary

The recipients of the awards will be announced Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the HR Conference + Tradeshow in Vancouver. Please visit for more information.

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  1. Thank you so much for the recognition! I feel truly honoured and I look forward to connecting with other industry professionals at the conference next week!

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