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Friday, July 21, 2017

Student Bursaries

Each year the University of Regina Faculty Association awards three bursaries to students - the Dr. Peter Hemingway Bursary, the Dr. Sarah Shorten Memorial Bursary and the Faye Rafter Bursary.

To apply for any of these bursaries, please see website www.uregina.ca/safa/awards.

Bursaries:

University of Regina Faculty Association Dr. Peter Hemingway Bursary

This Bursary is named to recognize the exemplary contributions of the late Dr. Peter Hemingway to the creation and effective functioning of the University of Regina Faculty Association for over twenty years of its existence.  The Bursary will be awarded annually to an undergraduate who has completed at least 30 credit hours of course work in any faculty at the University of Regina. The recipient must also be registered in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Fall semester. The award is valued at $1,500, and will be made by the Scholarship Committee on the basis of financial need as well as academic achievement.

The 2015 recipient of this award was Hien Nguyen. Hien is a second year student majoring in Accounting and Finance. Her family immigrated to Canada from Vietnam in 2008. Hien has great respect for the cultural diversity and the freedom of education in Canadfa. She grew up in two different countries, and her passion is to become a member of an international business organization. Hien has a global mindset and likes to work with people from different backgrounds where she can widen her perspective about cross cultural business ethics and practices.

University of Regina Faculty Association Dr. Sarah Shorten Memorial Bursary

This Bursary was established by the University of Regina Faculty Association to support the participation of women in the profession of Engineering and in scientific fields. It is named to commemorate the contribution of Dr. Sarah Shorten to the status of academic women in Canada and to her legacy of leadership in the Canadian Association of University Teachers. In a small way, it honours the fourteen women who were tragically murdered on December 6, 1989 at École Polytechnique in Montreal.  The Bursary is awarded to a female student in the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, or the Faculty of Education (with a major in Science Education) who has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of undergraduate courses. Preference will be given to a female student in the Faculty of Engineering. The award is valued at $1,500, and will be awarded by the Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic standing and financial need.

In 2015 the recipient of this award was Ashley Linkewich. Originally from Calgary, Ashley moved to Regina to pursue her Bachelors of Applied Science in Industrial Systems Engineering. Her main passions within her degree include the topic of control systems as well as process improvement and optimization. After the completion of her degree, Ashley plans on returning to Spain to visit her family before beginning a career in Canada. She hopes to put her degree to use in the manufacturing field, heavy equipment and machine design or HVAC systems. When Ashley isn't at school she enjoys archery, competitive body building and working on her capstone project titled: Go Brew Yourself, the world's first fully automated all grain home brewing system.

University of Regina Faculty Association Faye Rafter Bursary

This Bursary was established by the University of Regina Faculty Association to recognize the contributions of Faye Rafter for her work as Executive Director of the Association during a time of growth and change in the organization.  The Bursary is awarded annually to a single parent on the basis of financial need as well as academic achievement. The student must have completed at least 30 hours of class work in any faculty at the University of Regina, have a minimum weighted percentage average of 75% and be registered in at least 12 credit hours in the Fall semester. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need as cited on the application form. This award is valued at $1,500.  The 2015 recipient of this award was Ashley Edmison.

Congratulations

The Faculty Association would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's Bursaries. Annually, the Internal Management Committee holds a luncheon to honor the recipients.  Congratulations, and good luck with your studies.