The Vital Partner and Catalyst
for the Packaging Value Chain
Academia & Students
Students are encouraged to join PAC (no cost) to be connected to career opportunities through exposure to and collaboration with industry practitioners. We welcome opportunities for constructive engagement between students and the packaging industry. Becoming involved means fostering a deeper engagement with the next generation of PAC members - better positioning the association to anticipate and adapt to evolving member needs. Contact Lisa Abraham firstname.lastname@example.org to join today.
During the year, PAC donated a total of $18,500 by way of academic awards and charitable donations on behalf of its members.
• Walmart Canada sponsored this year’s Student Design Competition, which took place at the Just One Package Conference in May. Students from 5 different schools competed to design an alternative solution to large plastic bags for oversized items in retail. Winners and finalists received monetary awards.
• The Quebec Leadership Council (formally QC) donated to College Ahunistic, students awards in the amount of $300
• The Central Leadership Council (formally ONT) - Thanks to the monies raised, continue to support students in Ryerson University’s Graphics Communications Management Program, as well as the Packaging Engineering Technician Program at Conestoga College.
• The PAC Pacific Region in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT), raised $1600 in funds for the BC Children’s hospital at this year’s golf tournament.
• Since 1989 PAC has maintained a scholarship trust noted as the Lyn Jamison Award at OCAD University. Every second year this award is given to an out-of-province student that qualifies in structural package design. The closing market value was at $19,796 last fiscal year.
PAC Student Competitions
Recently a $500 PAC Bursary was awarded to Justin DeGennaro of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School's Flexography / Packaging program. Justin was given his award by Peter Belanger, the head of the program. The PAC bursary was given in recognition for Justin's outstanding packaging graphics he created and that he is one of the first eager and dedicated graduates of the Graphic Design Management program who also graduated the Flexo class with a grade of 100%! Justin has also enrolled in Humber College's Packaging Graphics program for the fall. PAC is proud continue supporting students interested in the packaging industry and we wish Justin much success.
Academic Programs & Co-op