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Friday, August 17, 2018

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.  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 2017 recipient of this award was Alexander Nau.  Alexander is nearing the end of his third year of studies in the Faculty of Science. In 2015, Alexander entered the University of Regina as an undeclared pre-medicine student, but soon found himself interested in all areas of scientific study. However, he was most intrigued by the rigourous study of Mathematics, and enrolled in the Mathematics honours program in addition to his pre-med major. In 2018, Alexander will be busy writing the MCAT exam and applying to medical schools across Canada while working on completing his honours degree in Mathematics in the spring of 2019.  

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 2017 the recipient of this award was Chiagoziem Imegwu. Chiagoziem is a Bachelor of Applied Science student majoring in Petroleum Systems Engineering. 

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 2017 recipient of this award was Sarah MacKenzie.  Sarah first began her studies at the University of Regina in the fall of 2012. At the time, she was a single parent of three children under the age of four, and, after working full time as a server and bartender, decided to apply to the University of Regina as a mature student. Sarah is wrapping up her studies at the University of Regina in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology, a minor in English, and a Certificate in French as a Second Language. Sarah is looking forward to finding work in a field where she can best use her abilities and where she will be able to help make positive impacts in the lives of others and be able to continue to grow and learn. 

 

Congratulations

The Faculty Association would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's Bursaries, and wishes them all the best with their studies.