Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
November 4, 2013

Government supports 10 Yukoners pursuing health related studies

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

“I am pleased we are able to support these 10 individuals in achieving their educational goals in pursuing careers in health and social fields,” Minister of Health and Social Services Doug Graham said. “Given that many of them will return to Yukon to live and work, these bursaries are also an investment in Yukon’s future.”

The Medical Education Bursary has been awarded to Brittany Craigen and Zoe Zimmerman who will each receive $10,000 per year over four years.

Sarah Balsam, Shelby Fulton, Samantha Hombert and Jaime Whitty will each receive $5,000 per year over four years as recipients of the Yukon Nursing Bursary.

The Health Education Bursary of $5,000 per year over four years has been awarded to four Yukoners. Tanner Cassidy and Brad Holm are studying physical therapy; Marie Maratos is studying occupational therapy; and Shauna Kormendy is pursuing a degree in social work.

The bursary programs have supported 89 students since 2006.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Marcelle Dubé
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3010
marcelle.dube@gov.yk.ca


News Release #13-270