Congratulations to Holland College Pastry Arts student Marisela Prior Ortiz. Marisela was chosen as the first recipient of the new PEIACSW Migrant Worker Rights Bursary. Marisela, in the photo above with Chairperson Cathy Rose, attended the December 6th Memorial Service and participated as a candle lighter.

The $500 Migrant Worker Rights Bursary is awarded to a woman-identifying resident of PEI who is or has been classified as a “temporary foreign worker” in Canada and is pursuing further education.

Congratulations to UPEI student Kiera Gallant, recipient of our Diane Kays Memorial Bursary. Kiela is in the Climate Change and Adaptation Program.

The $500 bursary is for a woman-identified student in a post-secondary program at UPEI, Holland College, or Collège de l’île who is pursuing a field where women are under-represented or who is an active advocate for women’s equality. The bursary remembers past Council Chairperson Diane Kays, who was a strong voice for vulnerable women and families on PEI.

Congratulations to Nehad Hussain Alhariri. Nehad is the refugee woman selected by the Council’s bursary committee members to receive the Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary.

The $500 Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary is for a woman-identified student who entered Canada as a refugee and is pursuing education or training. This bursary remembers past Council Vice-Chairperson Inge Blackett, who when she died was the last Holocaust survivor on PEI.

The next deadline to apply for the three bursaries above is October 15, 2023.
More info: Bursary application forms were updated in August 2023. Click on this page to download the new applications:  Bursary webpage

Congratulations also to Victoria Keefe, the recipient of the 2022 PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Engineering Bursary. She is in the Sustainable Design Engineering Program at UPEI.

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Engineering Bursary for Women is awarded to women studying Engineering at UPEI, in recognition and support of women pursuing non-traditional fields; and it is awarded to a woman entering third year who maintains a passing average and demonstrates financial need. The bursary was established in 1995 by the Government of PEI on the twentieth Anniversary of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. The bursary supports the Council’s work to encourage young women to choose careers in math and science fields and also pays tribute to the fourteen women engineering students who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989.

This bursary is administered through the Registrar’s Office at UPEI and its deadline is October 1. For more information about this Engineering bursary, email [email protected] or call 902-620-5187.