Government of Yukon

February 3, 2017

Government of Yukon supports students in their health-related studies

Bursaries from the Government of Yukon are helping to support 15 Yukon students in their health-related post-secondary studies.

Jessica Burian, Tatiana Fras, Sydney Larsen and Nathanial Walker will receive medical education bursaries of $20,000 over four years. Burian, Fras and Larsen are originally from Dawson City. Walker is from Whitehorse.

Six students were awarded nursing bursaries. Stephanie Avery and Brayden Kulych will each receive $5,000 a year for the next four years. Kathryn Harms, Rachel Kinvig, Monica Hartleb and Maddison Jarvis will each receive $2,500 a year for the next four years.

Health professional bursaries were awarded to Andrea Abbot and Claire Lindsay ($5,000), Lisa Minor, Kaitlin Lane and Kara-Lyn Fredrickson ($2,500). Funding will continue for four years while the applicants are in a health education program.


“The commitment of these 15 individuals to their medical education speaks well for our future health care system. We are proud to support these dedicated students. They are an integral part of the future of Yukon’s health care, and we wish them continued success.”

–Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost

“This is a worthwhile Yukon government investment in Yukon learners studying medicine across the country. Our homegrown doctors feel supported and valued because of this program and come home with a great education and new ideas to better serve all Yukoners. The Yukon Medical Association congratulates all recipients on their achievements thus far and we look forward to sharing the privilege of practicing medicine in Yukon with them in the future.”

–Yukon Medical Association president Dr. Alison Freeman

Quick facts

  • Since the bursary program began in 2006, 122 Yukon students have received financial assistance through the bursary programs. 
  • The medical education bursary provides $5,000 a year for four years to students in medical school, and $7,500 a year for two years for Yukon students in medical residency for family medicine. 
  • Nursing and health professional bursaries provide $5,000 to two students a year for four years and $2,500 a year for up to four additional students for four years.


Lana Selbee
Cabinet Communications

Patricia Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

News Release #17-026