The CVN Bursary Committee launched several initiatives over the summer and fall. We revised the bursary information supplied to the schools and on the club’s website in order to provide more detail about the club and its activities. We also created the CVN-specific application form to learn more about the applicant’s environmental background, experience, and interests to better gauge his or her suitability for our award. This form will complement the generic bursary application form and supporting documents provided by the schools that students submit to us. Both our bursary information and a link to a downloadable, fillable form are now posted on our website under the heading Bursary/Financial Aid.
The CVN Bursary Committee chose Kylie Adebar as this year’s bursary winner for her volunteer commitments and high academic standing at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. She is now enrolled in the General Sciences program at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna and hopes to pursue an environmental chemistry degree with a focus on pollution issues and new technologies to combat climate change.
We are currently in the process of locating our past CVN bursary recipients to invite them to give a brief presentation to our club regarding their environmental interests and career progress and plans. This would allow them to meet our members and express their appreciation in person, and allow us to learn about them and their projects.
Many thanks to those who contributed to our initiatives, especially Jim Boulter, Isabella Erni, Krista Kaptein and the current CVN Board!