85 BC students awarded $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships

VICTORIA, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - 85 BC students will each receive a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship this year from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society announced chair Hugh Gordon today.

Dr. Irving K. Barber, the philanthropist for whom the scholarship is named said, "These scholarships help students obtain their post-secondary degrees while rewarding their outstanding accomplishments, both in the classroom and in the community." Dr. Barber is a director of the Society and the founder of Slocan Forest Products Ltd. He is also known for his commitment to education and research in British Columbia.

The scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students who have completed two years at a public post-secondary institution in B.C. and are transferring to another degree-granting institution in B.C. to complete their degrees.  They are funded from the returns on a $15 million endowment established by the Province in 2006.

"The Irving K. Barber BC scholarships encourage students to take advantage of some of the best features of B.C.'s post-secondary system - choice and transferability," said Ida Chong Minister of Science and Universities, and Regional Economic and Skills Development. "For students seeking a degree, having the ability to transfer easily between institutions means they can start their degrees at their closest community college or institute, saving them thousands of dollars in costs."

Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 or 87.5 per cent for 54 credits completed and have demonstrated service to their school and/or community. Scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually to undergraduate students across BC.

"Education is the foundation of a productive, democratic and civil society," said Gordon. "An investment in the knowledge and skills of British Columbia's students is an investment that benefits our society and thus all British Columbians."

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society works in partnership with the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships to students attending public post-secondary institutions both throughout the province and internationally. To date, the Society has awarded almost $2.5 million in scholarships.

To find out more about this fund call the Victoria Foundation at 250-381-5532 or visit www.bcscholarship.ca.

List of recipients attached

2010 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Recipients

Student Home
Town/City
Original Institution Destination Institution
Natalie Chu Vancouver BCIT Royal Roads University
Jessica Graham Kelowna University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Jeremy Smith Rosedale University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Nathan Bird Victoria Camosun College Royal Roads University
Gordon Black Victoria University of Victoria
Chelsea Budden Victoria University of British Columbia
Angela Hammell Victoria University of Victoria
Heidi Hirschfield Victoria University of Victoria
Lauryn Kerr Victoria Royal Roads University
Chris Krasowski Victoria University of Victoria
Sandy Munns Victoria Royal Roads University
Sophia Palmer Vancouver University of British Columbia
Carl Philippsen Vancouver University of British Columbia
Patrick Sunner Duncan University of British Columbia
Kyle Teschke Winfield University of British Columbia
Alex Vargas Victoria University of Victoria
Kristin Zajaczkowski Victoria University of Victoria
Sarah Bischoff Vancouver Capilano University University of British Columbia
Emily Lyall Vancouver University of British Columbia
Averee van der Linde North Vancouver University of British Columbia
Joanna Gnilica Victoria College of New Caledonia University of Victoria
Jason Moliere Prince George University of Northern British Columbia
Marta Wirrell Nanaimo College of the Rockies Vancouver Island University
Ahmad Ahmad Coquitlam Douglas College Simon Fraser University
Tal Ashkenazi New Westminster Simon Fraser University
Brittany Bird Port Coquitlam University of British Columbia
Cambria Janes Burnaby University of British Columbia
Wei Ji Coquitlam University of British Columbia
Sanjeet Kooner Coquitlam Simon Fraser University
Wa Wa Lee Vancouver University of Victoria
Maria Legayada Coquitlam University of British Columbia
Elisa Maruzzo Vancouver University of British Columbia
Monica Reid Coquitlam University of the Fraser Valley
Rahul Sharma Vancouver Simon Fraser University
Shan Siddiqui Burnaby University of British Columbia
Tyler Wenzel Coquitlam Simon Fraser University
Deepak Bhangu Richmond Kwantlen Polytechnic University University of British Columbia
Noelle de la Vega Victoria Royal Roads University
Nazeer Mojaab Surrey University of British Columbia
Summer Boyne Vancouver Langara College University of British Columbia
Dylan Brown Vancouver University of British Columbia
Lydia Burda Delta University of British Columbia
Paige Burnham Vancouver University of British Columbia
Andrea Klassen Victoria Royal Roads University
Huan Lin Vancouver University of British Columbia
Siqing Liu Vancouver University of British Columbia
Aman Mann Vancouver University of British Columbia
Jillian McBride Vancouver University of British Columbia
Leanne McLaren Vancouver University of British Columbia
To Nguyen Surrey University of British Columbia
Leigh Mae Provencher Vancouver University of British Columbia
Nadia Slakov Vancouver University of British Columbia
Sylvie Sturgess Vancouver University of British Columbia
George Van Nen Vancouver University of British Columbia
Kano Yajima Vancouver University of British Columbia
Jianfei (Sally) Ye Vancouver University of British Columbia
Zhi Min Zhang Vancouver University of British Columbia
Wanda Crowder Nanaimo North Island College Vancouver Island University
Susan Phillips Fort St. John Northern Lights College University of Northern British Columbia
Michael Davis Terrace Northwest Community College University of Northern British Columbia
Amy De Hoog Smithers University of Victoria
Cassandra Dusdal Terrace University of Victoria
Courtenay Kelliher Terrace University of Northern British Columbia
Samantha Piper Terrace University of Northern British Columbia
Nancy Argueta Kelowna Okanagan College University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Doris Born Salmon Arm University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Julianne Daase Kelowna University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Jessica Donaldson Kelowna University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Joel Dyck Kamloops University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Sarah Gibson Sechelt Royal Roads University
Stephanie Hopkins Kelowna University of British Columbia
Christopher McPhedran Summerland University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Michelle Moerkoert Penticton University of British Columbia - Okanagan
David Nault Kelowna University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Matthew Sydor Kelowna University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Cassie Tompson Vernon University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Warren Woodhurst Burnaby Simon Fraser University
Erica Woolley Peachland University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Jeremy Caron Castlegar Selkirk College University of British Columbia
Jari Eikenaar Victoria Royal Roads University
Thomas Jeffery Victoria Royal Roads University
Kimberly Lipscombe Nelson Royal Roads University
Alanna Tynan Victoria University of Victoria
James Dueckman Abbotsford University of the Fraser Valley University of British Columbia
Bryan Watson Vancouver Vancouver Community College Royal Roads University

SOURCE Victoria Foundation

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Media information contact:
Sharlene Smith, Victoria Foundation
Phone: 250-658-1583   www.bcscholarship.ca
Email: sfsmith@commplancanada.com

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