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Thursday, November 23, 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.  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 2016 recipient of this award was James Hill.

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 2016 the recipient of this award was Jessica Bos. Jesscia grew up on a cattle farm in Manitoba and moved to Regina in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree. She is a fourth year biology student with an area of concentration in Ecology & Environmental Biology. Jessica will be convocating this spring, but will remain working at the university to continue some of the research projects that she started as an undergraduate. During the course of her degree, Jessica was actively involved in the Biology Undergraduate & Graduate Society, Duck’s Unlimited U of R Chapter, Luther Conversation Club, and the U of R Ambassador program. This past year she also joined the U of R rowing team and was able to compete at nationals - which was an amazing experience. Overall, she thoroughly enjoyed completing her degree at the U of R and feels very fortunate to have been awarded scholarships and bursaries.

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 2016 recipient of this award was Jordan White. Jordan is a third year student at the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work. She is extremely grateful for the URFA and the bursary she received. As a single parent Jordan often finds it challenging to balance her full time studies, volunteer work, as well as her financial responsibilities, while still getting to enjoy the little things with her three year old. Through receiving this bursary from the URFA, Jodan has been able to apply more time and effort into her education and the volunteer work. Jordan is currently participating at Saskatoon's student ran clinic, SWITCH.  She has also been able to spend more time with her son, including joining gymnastics for the first time. Jodan will complete her degree April 2018, and looks forward to beginning her practice in the field of social work with a special interest in working with individuals struggling with addiction. She indicated that URFA contributed to her ability to achieve this goal, and she is extremely thankful.

Congratulations

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