The Government of Yukon has awarded bursaries to 13 Yukon students to support their post-secondary education in health-related fields.
The nursing education bursary was awarded to five Yukoners, including Emerald Gilespie, who will receive $1,500, Alissa Russell and Eleanor Low, who will each receive $2,500 per year, and Sophie Senecal, who will receive $5,000 per year.
The medical education bursary was awarded to four Yukoners, including Logan Godin and Jamila McLeish who will each receive $5,000 per year and Zain Syed, who will receive $7,500 per year.
The health professionals education bursary was awarded to four Yukoners. Eilish Doran will pursue licensed practical nursing and Samantha Wintemute will pursue sonography. Each will receive $2,500 per year. Iris Binger and Arcel Siosan will each receive $5,000 to study social work and recreation, respectively.
The health bursaries will help Yukoners advance their careers, build stronger futures and fill in-demand positions in our health care system.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients. The health bursaries reflect our commitment to hold up the next generation of medical leaders and I am proud to support their continued pursuit of education. Providing avenues for Yukoners to pursue careers in health-related fields is one way we are addressing the pressures placed on Canada’s health system today.
Minister of Health and Social Service Tracy-Anne McPhee
The nursing education bursary provides up to six Yukoners with $1,500, $2,500 or $5,000 per year for four years to attend a baccalaureate nursing program.
The medical education bursary provides up to four Yukoners with $5,000 or $7,500 per year for four years to attend a family medicine residency program.
The health professionals education bursary provides Yukon students with $2,500 or $5,000 per year for four years to attend a health education program.
The health bursary program aligns with goals in the 2019-2023 People Plan that aims to identify and attract the best people and develop people leaders.
Since the bursaries were introduced in 2006, 206 Yukon students have received financial assistance to pursue education in a health-related field.