General News · 11th October 2018
It is my pleasure to congratulate Tianna Barton, Claire Ferguson, and Alma Huuskonen, the successful recipients of this year's Dr. Emily Ellingsen Memorial bursaries.
Tianna has entered her fifth and final year at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and will be completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a minor in Curatorial Practices.
Claire began in the human biology pathway of the biology program offered through Capilano University in the Lower Mainland, and plans to complete her Associate of Science degree before transferring to UBC. It is her intention to focus on a path to medicine, and she would like to end up in neurology, pediatrics, or surgery.
Alma has now embarked on a degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, with longer term plans to become a medical doctor in general practice, and to work on international disaster relief initiatives.
Thank you to Alma, Claire, Tianna, and each of this year's applicants. I know that I speak for all Emily's family when I say how pleased and proud we are to honour her memory through these financial awards. Emily would have been 40 years old on July 27, 2018. We love her and miss her.
We would like to thank the Cortes School PAC for its generous contributions toward ensuring this lovely piece of Emily's legacy.
Contributions to the Dr. Emily Ellingsen Memorial Bursary fund gratefully accepted. Please contact Aaron Ellingsen or Myann Woolley for information.