MOSAIC celebrates 2022 Awards Ceremony

Ten deserving recipients were celebrated at the 2022 MOSAIC Awards Ceremony on June 9. The event was a chance to gather in-person and recognize outstanding accomplishments.

Each year, MOSAIC offers a variety of scholarships and awards to celebrate diversity and inclusion, support further education for immigrants and refugees, and highlight outstanding achievements in human rights advocacy. The 2022 MOSAIC awards recipients are as follows:

  • Human Rights Award – Andrea Montgomery Di Marco
  • Employer Recognition Award – Uncommon Purpose
  • Eyob G. Naizghi Scholarship Award – Sediqa Temori
  • Ann & Jo-Ann Scholarship Award – Maliheh Ardeshiri
  • Kes Chetty Award – Hanna Yohannes Yihdego and Nastaran Qubadi
  • MOSAIC Educational Enhancement Awards – Alejandra Perezalonso, Maria Albasha, Mishal Abdullah and Sidhant Sidana

“We are proud to support so many incredible individuals. We heard from scholarship recipients that the funding will truly make a difference in their educational journeys, and we are pleased to support them in this meaningful way,” said Olga Stachova, MOSAIC CEO. “As well, a thank you to our generous donors and Board of Directors — without your support, these scholarships would not be possible.”

The event included a traditional welcome from Senaqwila Wyss, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw – Squamish Nation – Indigenous ethnobotanist and educator. Guests also enjoyed entertained provided by the Yaletown String Quartet.

Special guest Niki Sharma, MLA Vancouver-Hastings and Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits, helped present the Human Rights Award and greet all winners.

Human Rights Award winner Andrea Montgomery Di Marco noted, “I have always believed that if I do not stand up or speak up, who will? What happens to each of us, happens to all of us. Our inter-connection cannot be ignored or dismissed. We are all in this together.”

Find more detailed information about the various awards granted by MOSAIC by clicking here.