BRIEFCASE: Awards for CapU and columnist

CapU snags sustainability award

Years of training tour guides and helping hill tribe women establish homestay businesses earned Capilano University a Sustainable Tourism Award.

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Global tourism promoter Skål International awarded the university for working with the Hmong community of Lao Chai alongside Hanoi Open University in Vietnam.

The joint program is intended to support responsible tourism and to help youth, women and community leaders mitigate some of the harmful impacts that can come with being a travel hub.

Jase Wilson, who earned a bachelor’s degree from CapU’s school of Tourism Management, accepted the award in Monaco on Oct. 31.

Pinkowski cracks top 40

Portfolio manager and North Shore News columnist Lori Pinkowski was named 2016’s Top Under 40 by the Investment Industry Association of Canada recently.

The award includes a mentorship opportunity with an industry leader as well as the chance to take a course with the award sponsor the Smarten Up Institute in Toronto, Ont.

The award is a “reminder that the best is yet to come,” Pinkowski stated in a release.

Pinkowski was among 33 nominees from across Canada, according to the release.

Pinkowski is a senior portfolio manager and senior vice-president with Raymond James Ltd.

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