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2011 Legacy Foundation Annual Scholarship Awards

Last year, the Professional Institute launched its Legacy Foundation and entered the final decade before its 100th anniversary. As we approach our centennial year, we reflect on the tremendous contributions our current and past members have made to the Canada we know today, and the country our children will inherit. As an organization of professionals for whom the pursuit of knowledge is a cornerstone value, the Institute understands that building a strong future requires investment in the education of our youth. In fact, the mission of the Foundation is to promote the values of professionalism and service to community by awarding scholarships to students attending post-secondary institutions.

The Legacy Foundation benefited from the proceeds of the 2011 PIPSC Open held on June 23, 2011. Thanks also to the generosity of our sponsors, the Legacy Foundation was able to award a record number of scholarships to deserving students for the 2011-2012 academic year: 35 scholarships totalling $78,500. Of these, 20 scholarships were awarded to children or grandchildren of PIPSC members, including Founders’ scholarships funded by the Founders’ Fund (see below). In addition, 15 scholarships were awarded to candidates identified through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

Contributions to the Foundation are welcomed. It is a charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Business Number 80869 4954 RR0001). For more information, please visit the website or contact Rachel Blouin at rblouin@pipsc.ca.

Founders’ Scholarships

Our legacy of supporting education began and lives on through the Founders’ Fund, thanks to generous donations from the several PIPSC constituent bodies (see list at right). This Fund is held in an interest-bearing account. In 2011, the interest funded one $1,500 and two $1,000 scholarships. The Foundation appreciates the generosity of the CS Group for sponsoring a $1,500 scholarship in 2011.

  • Commerce Group
  • Computer Systems Group
  • Physical Sciences Group
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Group
  • Manitoba Association of Government Engineers
  • Ottawa Centreville Branch
  • Atlantic Region
  • Retired Members Guild
Danielle Connor

Danielle Connor
of Vancouver, BC Emily Carr University, daughter of Leslie Doug Connor (CS)

Ronnie Kataki

Ronnie Kataki
of Ottawa, ON University of Waterloo, son of Palit Kataki (CFIA-S&A)

Sean Parkinson

Sean Parkinson
of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON McMaster University, son of Lani Parkinson (AFS)

Amanda Robertson

Amanda Robertson
of Orleans, ON University of Waterloo, daughter of Luke Robertson (AFS)

Sponsors’ Series Scholarships

The Legacy Foundation is proud to partner in this endeavour with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Through this partnership, the Foundation identified and awarded scholarships to deserving students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to gain a post-secondary education. As well, children and grandchildren of members were awarded scholarships based on community service and academic excellence.

Jolaine Comeau

Jolaine Comeau of Dunlop, NB University of Moncton, daughter of Gilles Comeau (AFS)

Natalie Fong

Natalia Fong of Oakville, ON McMaster University, daughter of Wing-Cheung Fong (NR)

Bayane Sabsabi

Bayane Sabsabi of Longueuil, QC McGill University, daughter of Mohamad Sabsabi (NRC-RO/RCO)

Michelle Au Yeung

Michelle Au Yeung of Richmond, BC University of Waterloo, daughter of Gary Au Yeung (NRC-RO/RCO)

Eric Chen

Eric Chen of Ottawa, ON Yale University, son of Lie Chen (SP)

Kayleigh Gillespie

Kayleigh Gillespie of Nanaimo, BC University of Victoria, daughter of Graham Gillespie (SP)

Ian Hodgson

Ian Hodgson of Grimsby, ON McMaster University,son of Kelly Hodgson (SP)

Jacob Howard

Jacob Howard of Kensington, PEI Dalhousie University, son of Carla Howard (AFS)

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson of Oakville, ON McMaster University, son of Gloria Johnson (AFS)

Kimberley Kaspey

Kimberley Kaspey of Montreal, QC McGill University, daughter of Maurice Kaspy (AV)

George Kennedy

George Kennedy of Fredericton, NB St. Francis Xavier University, son of Robert Kennedy (NRC-RO/RCO)

Meghan Kerr

Meghan Kerr of Kingston, ON Acadia University, daughter of Andrew Kerr (ONT-MP)

Céline Kobenter

Céline Kobenter of Victoria, BC Dalhousie University, daughter of Hélène Kobenter (AV)

Kelsey Smyth

Kelsey Smyth of Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba, daughter of Shelley Smyth (SP)

Michael Szelemej

Michael Szelemej of East St. Paul, MB University of Manitoba, son of Ihor Szelemej (NR)

Catherine Véronneau

Catherine Véronneau of Waterville, QC University of Sherbrooke, daughter of Marie-France Palin (RE)

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Boys & Girls Club Laureates

Lori James of Williams Lake, BCU.S. Career College Aryan Beaulieu of Montréal, QC College Ahuntsic
Janette Wheeler of Kelowna, BC Okanagan College Shannon Burress-Kennedy of Montréal, QC Dawson College
William Serink of Fort Saskatchewan, AB University of Alberta Jahson Hollness of Montréal, QC Vanier College
Corbin Spiderwick of Calgary, AB Bow Valley College Marquis Murray of Montréal, QC Vanier College
Kelly Pimentel of Toronto, ON Niagara College Michael Stafford of Fredericton, NB St. Thomas Unversity
Osman Omar of London, ON Wilfred Laurier University Sarah Boyle of Charlottetown, PEI University of PEI
Biftu Abdo of Ottawa, ON Carleton University Stephanie Roswell of Norris Arm, NL Memorial University of Newfoundland
Moses Otim of Ottawa, ON Carleton University

Vol. 37, No. 3, Autumn 2011

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