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NEADS and BMO Capital Markets Announce Winners of Equity Through Education

Ottawa, October 4, 2011 - The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) and BMO Capital Markets are pleased to announce the 12 outstanding winners of the 2011 NEADS Equity Through Education Student Awards Program. All recipients receive $3,000 for tuition and student fees.

Carrie Moffatt
Carrie Moffatt
Amanda Bertoldi
Amanda Bertoldi
Elizabeth Cawley
Elizabeth Cawley
Rebecca Donaldson
Rebecca Donaldson
Andrew Ferrier
Andrew Ferrier
Benjamin Horne
Benjamin Horne
Carolann Maynard
Carolann Maynard
 

The winners are:

  • Futsum Abbay (Doctoral student, Law, McGill University)
  • Jillian Arkles (Undergraduate student, Arts, University of Toronto)
  • Raquel Baldwinson (Undergraduate student, English, University of British Columbia)
  • Amanda Bertoldi (Masters student, Teaching, University of Toronto)
  • Elizabeth Cawley (Masters student, Science, McGill University)
  • Rebecca Donaldson (Diploma student, Justice Studies, Bow Valley College)
  • Andrew Ferrier (Doctoral student, Neuroscience/Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa)
  • Benjamin Horne (Undergraduate student, Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University)
  • Carolann Maynard (Diploma student, Practical Nursing, Mohawk College)
  • Chelsea Mohler (Masters student, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario)
  • Carrie Moffatt (Undergraduate student, Law, University of Victoria)
  • Ingrid Wirth (Undergraduate student, Science, University of Saskatchewan)

"Congratulations to the 2011 winners of the NEADS Equity Through Education Student Awards,” said Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, NEADS Past-President and Chair of the selection committee. "We received over 300 excellent applications for this year's competition. Choosing the winners was a difficult process – the achievements and perseverance of many of our candidates was just incredible. The dedication and success of this year's winners truly embodies the spirit of the Awards program. We wish the winners all the very best in their studies, and look forward to watching their successes in the future. We are grateful to BMO Capital Markets for its generous funding of the Equity Through Education Student Awards."

“We are proud to congratulate this year’s 12 outstanding student award winners,” said Mike Miller, Head of Equity Products, BMO Capital Markets and a champion of the Equity Through Education Program. “We admire your achievements and hope that they will inspire others. “The important work that NEADS does not only helps young Canadians with disabilities finish their studies, but also helps them to make a successful transition to the work force.”

 




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