Congratulations to BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism students Ben Ronald, Graham Cox, Michael Panes, and Sierra Simpson for winning the 2019 Canadian Media Educators (CME) National Student Awards in the Long Documentary category.
The BCIT Students’ award-winning piece, Merci Monsieur, tells the story of Jacques-André Larrivée, a French teacher in British Columbia. With more than 120 submissions received this year, the CME National Students Awards program rewards the unique combination of creativity and technical excellence demonstrated by students in radio, television/video, photography, and animation taught in CME member institutions.
Monsieur Larrivée was an exceptional mentor, never accepting mediocrity from himself or his students. He always pushed his students outside of their comfort zone to inspire vulnerability and growth. His legacy is so inspirational that even years after his passing, his impact continues to be felt by his friends, students, family, and colleagues. Many students inspired by him have become teachers themselves. Monsieur Larrivée is a man who is sorely missed by those he touched.
Merci Monsieur will be showcased at the National Student Awards Gala on May 31.
Congratulations to Ben, Graham, Michael, and Sierra!
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