BOMI Canada was pleased to announce the establishment of an annual scholarship award, in the name of Vyetta Sunderland in 2015. With the support of BOMI International, BOMI Canada established this scholarship in recognition of Vyetta’s focus on excellence and her lifelong commitment to education. Having served as Chairman of BOMI Canada from 1999-2004, Vyetta went on to be a long serving member of BOMI International's Board (2000 - 2015) and served as their Chair from 2008 - 2011.
This annual scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a Canadian student who is in pursuit of advancing their property management career or entering the property management field.
Rod Winters, Chair of BOMI Canada announced the recipient of the 2017 scholarship in Toronto as part of the BOMEX 2017 Gala award ceremonies.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of BOMI Canada we are delighted to announce this years winner of the Vyetta Sunderland Scholarship – Omar Montes. Omar is a building operator with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place in Toronto. Faced with new life challenges, Omar is working to advance his career as a building operator by working towards his SMA. By expanding his knowledge through education, his desire is to be able to positively influence the operations of his building. Through professional development, he also hopes to implement policies and procedures that will result in the optimal performance of his building. These objectives will contribute to his ultimate goal of helping to reduce our impact on the environment. Omar has been actively taking courses through numerous organizations towards his professional development and the SMA program is another step towards his personal advancement goals.
The scholarship recipient for 2017 is Augustine Imade. Augustine is the Property Manager for Keegano Housing Co-operative, one of Edmonton’s oldest housing co-operatives. Augustine is committed to his professional development along with the education of others. As a volunteer teaching undergraduate student’s math and physics he also volunteers at his church as well as with the United Way. In response to accepting the award he noted that the scholarship represent an opportunity to fully focus his attention on achieving the best that he can be in property and facility management.
Augustine represents the focus and drive characteristic of many of BOMI’s students and we would like to congratulate him on being this year’s recipient of the Vyetta Sunderland Scholarship Award
The scholarship recipient for 2017 is Constance Davis. Constance started as a property administrator and has advanced to her most recent role as a property manager. She is actively seeking out ways and means to advance her knowledge and sat on her companies Playbook Committee creating policy and procedures for all aspects of their property management processes. She volunteers as secretary for a condo Board and has been active in several major projects which include parkade remediation, historical restorations, flood cleanup and boiler replacement.
Constance is actively working to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to excel in her position and we would like to congratulate her on being this year’s recipient of the Vyetta Sunderland Scholarship Award.
The recipient for 2015 was Daniel Neaves. Daniel is a Project Consultant | Facilities Management with the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital. Daniel started as a maintenance electrician and has progressed into a leadership role and is a facilities project leader. He is currently enrolled in the FMA designation program and his goal is to develop his skills in facility management to become an effective facilities manager. He has become passionate about facilities management because of the direct impact it has on patient safety and experience with health services.
We would like to congratulate Daniel on being the first recipient of the Vyetta Sunderland Scholarship Award.