NABS, McCann launch Peter Vaz Memorial Scholarship
Charitable organization NABS and McCann Canada have launched a new program called the Peter Vaz Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created in recognition of Peter Vaz, vice-president and director of channel engagement at McCann, who died on Oct. 9. The Peter Vaz Scholarship is intended to help recipients develop their digital skills. It will be awarded annually.
“Working closely with Peter over the past two years following his diagnosis, I became very aware of what an ALS diagnosis means,” said Louise Berube, director of allocations and services at NABS. “Peter’s awareness, acceptance, good heart and courage were shining examples of Peter’s ability to move forward. Peter took charge of his diagnosis, using the best of technology and lived life to the fullest. His sense of humour and smile served him well until his last moments. This scholarship honours Peter’s many qualities that were admired by all who came in contact with him throughout his career in our industry.”