Student bursary winners were awarded at recent PSF Nanaimo Dinner

VIU student, Brian Timmer, was a recipient

News Release
November 30, 2018

Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Studies at Vancouver Island University

VANCOUVER – The Pacific Salmon Foundation announced the results of its annual Stewardship Bursary Program today and four of winners are attending Vancouver Island University (VIU) – Mallory Blake, Carson Jewitt, Jennifer Panineau and Brian Timmer.

“Our bursary program awards students with volunteer experience in environmental stewardship, because salmon conservation starts with volunteer ‘steamkeepers’ at the community level.,” said Dr. Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. “Many of these students may move onto leadership roles and it’s important that they have a deep understanding of the critical role communities play in protecting salmon.”

The Program provides cash awards to post-secondary students currently enrolled in their second year or later of a salmon conservation or aquatic stewardship program of study.
This was another good year for the bursary program, with the Foundation awarding a total of $29,000 to 14 post-secondary students in British Columbia. Since 2005, the bursary program has awarded almost $138,000 to 96 students entering environmental fields. The bursaries are made possible through fundraising by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, as well as support from Trans Mountain Corporation.

All four of the VIU students also volunteered at the recent Pacific Salmon Foundation Nanaimo Dinner/Dance & Auction on November 24th, 2018, where the focus was on raising funds to enhance wild Pacific salmon and their habitat.

Donors can support student bursaries with tax-deductible donations to the Pacific Salmon Foundation on-line at psf.ca, by phone at (604) 664-7664, or by mail at 300-1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver B.C. V6J 4S6.

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Elayne Sun, Pacific Salmon Foundation, 604 664 7664 ext. 123, esun@psf.ca

About the Pacific Salmon Foundation:
The Pacific Salmon Foundation was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific Salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Foundation’s mission is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their ecosystems and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and local communities. www.psf.ca

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