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 2023 MQE : Kristian Paul Fafard CPA, CFA, CBV
Second Place 2023 MQE: Jinwei Tang CFA, CPA, CBV
Third Place 2023 MQE : Simon Hicks CPA, CBV
Scholastic Achievement Award
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 – 2022 Program of Studies: Ashley James CPA Auditor, CBV
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Top CBV Under 40
in Memory of David Cornfield, CA, CBV
This award 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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Award Recipient in 2023: Neil de Gray CPA, CA, CBV, CFF
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 in 2023: Lucas Terpkosh CPA, CA, CBV
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 in 2023: Thomas Lee CPA, CA, FRM, ASA, FCBV
See past FCBVs
Can I be nominated again if I am not chosen as a Fellow?
Yes, if a nominee is not awarded the FCBV designation in a given year, they are eligible to be nominated in a subsequent year. There are no limits to the number of times that a nominee can be submitted for consideration.
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 in 2023: Jim Horvath FCBV, ASA, CVA, CPA, MBA
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