NEADS Membership Report 2010-2012

2012 Scholarship Recipients

NEADS Student Awards Program winners announced

(Ottawa, August 30, 2012) - The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), and our funding partners BMO Capital Markets, Enbridge Liquids Pipelines, Scotiabank, and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, are pleased to announce the 10 outstanding winners of the 2012 NEADS Students Awards Program. All recipients receive $3,000 for tuition and student fees. The recipients of the awards are:

  • Jennifer Andrews, Business Administration - Finance, Okanagan College
  • Raquel Baldwinson, Master’s in English, University of British Columbia
  • Ella Bowles, PhD in Ecological Evolutionary Genetics, University of Calgary
  • Cynthia Bruce, PhD in Educational Studies, Acadia University
  • Shoshana Erlich, Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University
  • Kelly McEwen, Nursing Education Program, Southern Institute of Science and Technology/University of Saskatchewan
  • Carrie Moffatt, Bachelor of Law - Juris Doctor Degree, University of Victoria
  • Maureen Pytlik, Bachelor of Music (Honours), Carleton University
  • Michael Robinson, Honours BA Communications and Journalism, University of Ottawa
  • And another University of Ottawa student, who wishes to remain anonymous.

“Congratulations to the 2012 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 an extremely 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 our corporate supporters of this year’s program: BMO Capital Markets, Enbridge Liquids Pipelines, Scotiabank and Industrial Alliance and Financial Services.”

The NEADS Student Awards Program will be accepting applications for 2013 beginning in the late fall of 2012. Keep checking our website for information and for the online application form, which will be active once we announce the intake of applications.

NEADS Announces the winner of the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award

(August 30, 2012) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) and the family of the late Holly Bartlett are thrilled to announce the winner of the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award. Josh Levitan, an Applied Mathematics and Engineering student at Queen’s University, is the recipient of the bursary in the amount of $1,000. The award, which will be paid to Queen’s University to defray costs related to Josh’s tuition and student fees.

“We are so grateful that NEADS has established this award in honour of Holly. To know that others will be awarded for their responsibility towards selfreliance and education ensures that Holly’s legacy lives on,” said the Bartlett family. “Holly was ever convinced she could complete any obstacle and outrun any challenge. It is our family’s hope that the well-deserved recipients continue their commitment in working towards a better tomorrow for not only themselves, but for their community. Her spirit will forever live on in the phenomenal work of these recipients. We are so very thankful and proud.”

“Holly Bartlett was loved by all who knew her”, said Frank Smith, NEADS’ National Coordinator. “It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Holly while she served on our Board of Directors. Holly’s accomplishments, in a life that was way too short, were phenomenal. We believe that she should be honoured and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award is a fitting tribute because it will help other students with disabilities realize success in post-secondary education. I congratulate Josh Levitan for outstanding achievements and for being recognized as the second recipient of the Award in Holly’s memory.”