Five students from the Municipality of South Bruce were recently awarded a $1,000 bursary to help continue their studies. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and South Bruce Community Liaison Committee (CLC) partnered to fund the bursary through the NWMO’s Early Investments in Education and Skills program.
“We’re happy to work with the NWMO to help support local South Bruce youth as they pursue their education,” said Jim Gowland, Chair of the South Bruce CLC. “We’re looking forward to continuing this program in 2020.”
Applicants were required to submit an application that outlined their education, career aspirations, and ideas to engage today’s youth and encourage participation in the community. The bursary is awarded to help a student further his or her education in post-secondary with a focus on one of the following fields: engineering, environmental, skilled trades, administration, technical, agriculture, and health care/personal support.
“It’s great to see South Bruce supporting the future of local youth. We’re happy to support these students as they pursue their education,” said Cherie Leslie, NWMO Senior Engagement Advisor.
South Bruce bursary recipients include:
Carter Schaus, who is attending college and studying Pre-Health with a goal of becoming an MRT/X-Ray Technician. Carter was recently accepted to the Medical Radiation Technology Program.
Jasmin Schiestel, who is attending university and is in her first year in Honours Biology with concentration in Animal Science. Jasmin hopes this opens the door for her to become a veterinarian.
Avery Beggs, who is attending university and currently in her second year of Biomedical Toxicology. Avery’s future career aspirations include pursuing a career in research that relates to the instances of cancer (and other human diseases) and the patterns that occur in rural areas with respect to pesticide use and other agricultural chemicals and occupational exposure.
Alli Meyer, who is attending a School of Pharmacy, which is a four-year, second-entry program that includes academic and co-op terms, as well as clinical rotations in various fields of pharmacy. Upon graduation, Alli plans on returning to a rural area to practice, with the hopes of eventually owning her own pharmacy.
Pilar Dietrich, who is in her first year university as a combined Geography and French major. She is studying earth processes such as climate change and energy cycles, as well as the interactions human activity has on these natural cycles. At this time, she is pursuing a career either as a high school teacher or geographer