Faculty of Health and Social Development

 
A $1,000 bursary is offered to a first-year student in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. This award, funded by family and friends, is in memory of Morag Margaret Broughton and in recognition of her career as a registered nurse. Preference is given to a student with assessed financial need and who has one or more dependents.
One $2,900 prize has been endowed by Grant and Beryl Carnine to honour their son, Bryce Carnine. The prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan who has conducted a research project or special initiative related in Oncology as it relates to the prevention and/or cure of cancer, or its relation to improving quality of life to cancer patients. Scholastic achievements of candidates are also considered. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty in consultation with the College of Graduate Studies.
Bursaries totalling $1,000.00 are offered through the Okanagan College Foundation and the Fred and Margaret Coote Endowment Fund to a student who has completed one or more years in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia Okanagan.
A $1,000 award is offered by the School of Nursing faculty members to a fourth year student completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students who successfully complete a global health practicum either internationally, nationally or in B.C. where communities face health equity challenges. Candidates will be selected based on academic performance, excellence in professional nursing practice, and a reflective written submission. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A bursary totalling $250 has been endowed by Janet K. Wolsey to honour Adam and Elizabeth Drummond. The bursary is awarded to a student in the Masters of Social Work program in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.
A $2,450 scholarship has been endowed by family, friends and colleagues of Donna Elliott for a student entering the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, with preference given to a student entering from a secondary school in the central Okanagan region. The scholarship is established in loving memory of Donna Elliott, whose compassion and excellence during 28 years in nursing at Kelowna General Hospital exemplified this caring profession.
A $2,050 award is offered in honour of Lynn Fairey to a student entering fourth year in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty for a student who has demonstrated interest and aptitude in the area of psychiatry and/or seniors’ mental health. Lynn Fairey is a VGH and UBC registered nurse graduate with a lifelong interest in psychiatry and seniors’ mental health.
Bursaries totalling $1,650 have been endowed by Peter Peto in memory of his wife Judy Gurney to assist undergraduate and/or graduate students in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Judy Gurney (nee: Meynell) born 11/14/1942 in Duncan, B.C. died 10/6/2008 in Vernon, B.C. She graduated with a diploma in Nursing from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria circa 1963 and obtained a Bachelor of Nursing at UBC circa 1975. She loved to practice her nursing profession, with great care, sensitivity and competence to those she attended to at hospitals in Vancouver, Squamish and Summerland.
Two bursaries of $1,325 each have been endowed by friends and family in memory of Cindy James Hack for students in the Nursing Program at The University of British Columbia Okanagan, with preference given to those in their final year. After graduation in 1966 from Vancouver General Hospital’s nursing program, Cindy’s career included work at the Children’s Foundation, Burnaby Mental Health Centre, and Blenheim House, a treatment centre for emotionally disturbed children. Later, she was employed at Richmond General Hospital until her tragic death. Cindy was a caring professional who would want to continue helping others in need.
A $1,200 prize is offered by HSBC Bank Canada in memory of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. The prizes are awarded to a student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, or the Faculty of Health and Social Development, or the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has conducted a research project or special initiative that examines the sociological, economical, ecological, environmental, psychological, or health impacts of environmental disturbances (terrestrial, aquatic, marine; natural or human-caused). The prize will be conferred upon a student from each of the following Schools and Faculties, in successive years, and in this order: the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, and then the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
A $2,500 scholarship is offered by Okanagan Health Surgical Centre to third or fourth year students in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty to students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for surgical, perioperative and/or post-anesthesia recovery nursing. The scholarship is established in loving memory of Monique Claire Oliviene Klassen, whose compassion and excellence in nursing at Okanagan Health Surgical Centre exemplified this caring profession.
A $600 prize is offered by the Lemiski family in memory of Sharon Lemiski to a student with high academic standing in third or fourth year of the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $1,000 bursary has been established by the Van Leest family to support a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. Preference is given to a student with the greatest financial need who has graduated from a secondary school in the Thompson Okanagan or Cariboo region.
A $6,000 award is offered to a student in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is established in loving memory of Bette Mushta who returned to university as a student in her late 30s. The recipient will be a student in any year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Preference is given to a student who has been away from post-secondary education for a minimum of 10 years and who demonstrates an assessed financial need. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $1,000 award is offered by New Monaco Enterprise GP Corporation to a student entering third or fourth year in the Human Kinetics Program at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty for a student who has demonstrated achievement in the area of health; including promotion, access, advancement of technology, athletic performance, and/or community wellness. Preference is given to a student whose efforts are focused on the Okanagan community.
An $8,000 (payable at $2,000 per year) is offered by Dr. R. Norman Orava, in memory of Louise Goldsmith Orava in recognition of her career as a registered nurse. The award is available to a first-year student in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to the student with high academic achievement who also demonstrates assessed financial need. Subject to maintaining continued academic standing, recipients will have their award renewed for a further three years of study.
Bursaries totalling $1,200 are offered by the Order of the Eastern Star in memory of Eric Metke to students in second, third or fourth year in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Bursaries totalling $350 are offered by the Order of the Eastern Star in memory of Kay Grant to students in second, third or fourth year in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia Okanagan.
A $9,000 scholarship has been endowed by the estate of Dorothy Anna Proudfoot for a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference will be given to the student with the highest admission GPA. The award is made on the recommendation of the College of Graduate Studies in consultation with the School of Nursing. Dorothy Proudfoot (1929-2015) had an intriguing nursing career which spanned many decades, starting in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, and ending in long-term care in Kelowna, BC. She flew with the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance and served as a nurse in Japan during the Korean War. Dorothy worked in community health for many years in Kelowna and she was also involved in home nursing, long-term care assessment, and administration.
A $1,400 award has been endowed by the family and friends of Jody Rud for a student in any Masters of Social Work Program in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, with preference given to students with an emphasis on drug and alcohol addiction or homelessness. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate a combination of academic achievement and volunteerism, community involvement, or campus leadership. The award is made on the recommendation of the School. Jody will be remembered for his compassionate nature and his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.
A $2,000 bursary is offered by the family of Phyllis Swaisland to a second, third, or fourth year student in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, with preference given to a student who is a single parent. As a single parent, Phyllis Swaisland completed her B.Sc. in Nursing at UBC in 1945, served as the first Public Health nurse in Salmon Arm and subsequently worked many years in the Kelowna area. Phyllis lived most of her 95 years in the Okanagan; aware, tolerant, funny and kind, in a spirit of generosity.
A $2,000 scholarship is offered by Securiguard to a second, third or fourth year student in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.
Two $3,000 awards are offered by Sysco Foods Kelowna to fourth-year students in the school of Health and Exercise Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Social Development the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students who have excelled in their Directed Studies or Practicum projects through the Nutrition Education Centre. Students must demonstrate skill and knowledge within the field of nutrition as performed through their professional services rendered on behalf of the centre within the university community. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Director of the Nutrition Education Centre.
A $1,000 bursary is offered to a graduate student in the School of Social work in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who is Aboriginal, a person with disability, and demonstrates an assessed financial need.
Two bursaries of $1,500 each are offered by Kelowna Toyota to students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school in Thompson Okanagan.
A $1,000 award is offered by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to a student entering fourth year in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the School for a student who has demonstrated academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities in the area of health.
Bursaries totalling $12,000 are offered by the IEAFA Corporation of Canada to students in the Master of Social Work Program in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.