Congratulations to the 2023 Wave Award nominees!

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Wave Award 2023

The IABC/BC Wave Awards are IABC/BC’s signature awards program, celebrating our chapter’s most exceptional communicators. Congratulations to all the nominees for this year’s Wave Awards and thank you to everyone who put the time and care into submitting nominations.

Keep an eye on our social media and website because we’ll be announcing the winners soon. We’ll also be celebrating all our winners and nominees at the IABC/BC Summer Social. Get your tickets here!


Making Waves
Making Waves recognizes a new superstar communicator with 6 years or less in the profession who demonstrates skill above their level of experience and who has a bright future.



The Lighthouse award goes to a senior communicator with 7 years or more in the profession whose experience, accomplishments or projects have made them a trusted leader in their organization and a role model.



New Navigator
This award goes to a communicator who is a dedicated volunteer with IABC/BC for 1 to 5 years, making major contributions, creating benefits for members, sharing time and knowledge.


  • Yvonne Anderson
    Marketing Communications Manager, COBS Bread
  • Mimi Wang
    Scientific Marketing Associate, STEMCELL Technologies

Long Beach
Long Beach recognizes a communicator with a long history as an IABC/BC volunteer, making significant, creative contributions to the chapter for more than 5 years.


SAIL (Student Advancing in Learning)
Sponsored by Simon Fraser University
This award goes to a post-secondary student in communication, marketing or public relations studies who demonstrates excellence, collaborates well and shows promise.


  • Joaquin Suarez
    Honours in Communication Co-op Student, Simon Fraser University


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