Government of Yukon

November 21, 2012

Government supports Yukoners pursuing health related studies

WHITEHORSE—Ten Yukon students will receive financial support from the Yukon government through three separate health bursaries.

“This government is proud to support young Yukoners pursuing health-related careers,” Health and Social Services Minister Doug Graham said. “These bursaries are an investment in the futures of these students and in the future of our health care system.”

Medical Education Bursaries have been awarded to Harman Parhar and Shamir Rai who will each receive $10,000 per year.

Jeff Cousins, Beth Ferguson, Haley Stallabrass and Dayna Thompson will each receive $5,000 per year for the next four years as recipients of the Yukon Nursing Bursary.

Four Health Professionals Education Bursaries, of $5,000 per year for four years, were awarded to Trevor Hookam and Lynsey Pasloski who are both studying physical therapy; Emily Tredger who is pursuing speech and language pathology; and Brenda Warren who is studying social work.

The health bursaries are awarded annually. Since 2006, $1.45 million has been awarded to 79 students. For more information, visit



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Pat Living
Communications, Health & Social Services


News Release #12-229