2019 Call for Bursary Applications!
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Lanaudière residents awarded McGill Bursaries
Emily Boutilier and Valérie Patenaude, our 2018-19 Bursary recipients, were awarded a $2500 and $5,000 Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary by the Board of Directors of ECOL. Emily Boutilier, on the right, is a Joliette High School graduate studying at Dawson College in the three-year Social Service Studies program. Valérie Patenaude, on the left, is a mother of 3 young children and is currently enrolled in a three-year Nursing program at the Cégep régional de Lanaudière in Joliette.
Deborah Joseph, our 2017-18 Bursary recipient, was awarded a $5,000 Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary. She is currently enrolled in a three-year technical Nursing Program at the Collège Bois-de-Boulogne in Montreal.
This bursary is a component of McGill University’s Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project. The overall objective of this project is to increase the number of health and social services technicians and professionals able to meet the needs of the English-speaking people in Quebec’s regions. The bursary is intended to provide a financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with appropriate English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region. Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to returning to a Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization.
Rachèle Madison, Nurse Practitioner, was awarded a $10,000 Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary in 2016. She had already been working as a nurse in the Lanaudière region since 2007 before deciding to return to school to obtain her Master’s degree in order to become a licensed “super-nurse”, or nurse-practitioner. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional educational preparation and experience who may then make diagnoses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medication and perform specific procedures within their legislated scope of practice. She completed her studies at the Université de Montréal. She is now working in the Lanaudière region.
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