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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student Receives National Scholarship
SURREY, B.C. - (March 16, 2011) - The Public Safety Communications Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is pleased to announce that student, Kathy Bremner, has been named as a scholarship recipient of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust at their annual awards ceremony held in Vaughan, Ontario last month.
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Awards are presented to the emergency services or military students who best discuss, in an essay or journal, the psychological stressors of Acute, Cumulative and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects that these stressors may have on their personal and professional lives. Each year, scholarships are made available to all emergency services and military students (including EMS, Fire, Police, and Emergency Communications students). Kathy's essay about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was chosen as the winner for British Columbia and one of only six scholarships awarded nationally.
"The Tema Conter Memorial Award Scholarship is highly regarded in the field of emergency services and is a very prestigious honour for Kathy," comments Tally Wade, coordinator, Kwantlen Public Safety Communications. "This award showcases the level of talent and commitment that students of the Public Safety Communications Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University bring to the profession."
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust was created by Vince Savoia, who in 1988 was the Toronto paramedic called to the scene of Tema's brutal murder. He was so moved by the incident that thirteen years later he set up the memorial trust in her name as a scholarship fund to help other paramedics and create awareness for Critical Incident Stress. Information about the Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Awards can be found at www.tema.ca
Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers the one-year certificate, Public Safety Communications Program, training students for careers in police, fire and emergency medical communications and related fields. For more information, visit: http://www.kwantlen.ca/trades/public_safety.html
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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