Awards & Honours bestowed by CBV Institute are a proud and long-standing tradition. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional accomplishment in the CBV profession. Most awards are initiated by nomination by peers and undergo a rigorous process of review, conducted by Institute committees or sub-committees, with final approval of the Board of Directors. Awards & Honours are presented annually before the CBV community.
Awards for Academic Excellence
George Ovens Award
In honour of George Ovens CBV, a founding member of CBV Institute, this award is presented to the Student who achieves the highest mark on the Membership Qualification Examination (MQE). Special recognition goes to second and third highest marks.
See details in the George Ovens Award Policy
Award Recipient – First Place 2021 MQE (2-way tie): Janece Boersma CPA, CBV, John Drake CPA
Second Place 2021 MQE: Eric Boehm CPA, CBV
Third Place 2021 MQE (2-way tie): Claire Neale CBV, Michael Zelma CPA, CBV
Scholastic Achievement Award
Sponsored by EY, in honour of Ronald W. Scott CBV, this award is granted annually to the Student who achieves the highest average mark on all required courses in the CBV Program of Studies.
See details in the Scholastic Achievement Award Policy
Award Recipient – 2021 Program of Studies: Erin Sparrow CPA, CBV
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Top CBV Under 40
in Memory of David Cornfield, CA, CBV
This award, sponsored by Deloitte, is presented to a CBV Under 40 who has demonstrated success in a broad diversity of interests, brought distinction to the profession and/or has given outstanding service in a number of areas.
See details in Top CBV Under 40 in Memory of David Cornfield CA, CBV, Policy
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Nomination Period Closed.
Award Recipient 2022: Kevin Hutchinson CPA, CA, CBV, FRM
cbv institute Ambassador of The Year Award
This award is granted annually to a CBV or Student who, through their volunteer contributions, has had a significant impact on the advancement of CBV Institute programs, services and objectives. This award includes a donation of $1,000 to the charity of the recipient’s choice.
See details in CBV Institute Ambassador of the Year Policy
Award Recipient 2022: Jennifer Samarco CPA, CA, CBV
Donation to The Children’s Book Bank
Hall of honours
FCBV – Fellow of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
Granting of the Fellow designation is the highest honour CBV Institute confers. The FCBV designation recognizes CBVs who have brought distinction to the business valuation profession and have achieved recognition in their professional lives and in their communities.
Recipient of FCBV honours 2022: Craig McDougall FCPA, FCA, FCBV
See past FCBVs
life member Designation
The Life Member honour is granted to CBVs who have achieved eminence in their business valuation careers and have retired from active practice.
Recipient of Life Member honours 2021: Tom Muir FCPA, FCA, FCBV
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