Graeme Jackson Award

Graeme Jackson was born in Shawnigan Lake, BC in 1997 where he grew up and graduated high school before attending the University of Victoria in 2015.

From a very early age Graeme was full of energy and always on the go. He loved technology and could always be seen travelling around with the newest gadget on the market. Whether it was Heelys, a rip stick, dune buggy, fixie bike or electric skateboard, Graeme always had a new way to get around town.

Family and friends meant the world to Graeme. He loved spending time with his immediate family as well as cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. He was very social and made friends wherever he went. In any social situation Graeme always seemed to stand out. He had a way of always including everyone and getting to know as many people as he could.

In his years spent at UVic Graeme had a real passion for politics and could spend hours debating with family and friends over any political agenda. He had many strong views and was not afraid to voice them. Graeme's biggest passion was entrepreneurship and business development. He grew up in a house of business and was so looking forward to graduating and putting to use his degree with the many new business ideas he had for the future.

Deeply missed and loved so much by his family and friends, Graeme was two months shy of completing his degree at the Gustavson School of Business when he passed away in June 2019 at the age of 21.

This award is inspired by Graeme's strong entrepreneurial spirit and desire to live each day to the fullest - he had an infectious smile and a zest for life. He always took the time to help those around him and ensured everyone was included in whatever might be happening.

Graeme spent five months in Singapore on his international exchange where he made friendships and connections from around the world. Graeme lived each day to the fullest with vigour, passion, love and a genuine smile. He was charismatic, ambitious, intelligent, outspoken and charming - a loyal and committed friend who will be missed by so many.


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