Aerial view of VIU campus

Ryan Paterson Memorial Award

Ryan was doing what he loved most, being creative and working in the outdoors. It didn't matter what the project was, he could turn anything into a work of art. Welding allowed Ryan to build the things that one could only imagine. He had a vision when it came to building projects; he was resourceful, inventive and loved a challenge.

The award was founded by the Paterson family and friends to recognize an individual that is pursuing a career in Welding at VIU. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to ensure that this award will be in perpetuity. We are grateful for your support.