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



    VICTORIA, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Eighty-five BC college students will each
receive a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship this year.
    "These scholarships are an investment in the skills and talents of
students in BC," said Dr. Irving K. Barber, the philanthropist for whom the
scholarship is named. "They help students obtain their post-secondary degrees
while rewarding their outstanding accomplishments, both in the classroom and
in the community." Dr. Barber is the founder of Slocan Forest Products Ltd.
and is well 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.
    "The Irving K. Barber BC scholarships provide an excellent opportunity
for our students to benefit from British Columbia's outstanding transfer
system - one of the best in Canada," said Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced
Education and Labour Market Development. "Our record-breaking post-secondary
expansion, with more access and more choice, is making it easier than ever
before for students to get the education they want - closer to home."
    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.
    "By helping students meet their financial needs for post-secondary
education, we all win," said Mike Apsey, chair of the board of the Irving K.
Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. "These scholarships help students
obtain degrees while studying closer to home longer and at less cost."
    Working in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, the Irving K. Barber
BC Scholarship Society provides scholarships to students attending public
post-secondary institutions both throughout the province and internationally.
To date, the Society has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships.
    To find out more about this fund call the Victoria Foundation at
250-381-5532 or visit www.bcscholarship.ca.


    
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    Student         Home Town/   Original Institution      Destination
                    City                                   Institution
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    Nicole Havers   Courtenay,   British Columbia          Royal Roads
                    BC           Institute of Technology   University
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    Ravinder        Surrey,      British Columbia          Thompson Rivers
    Minhas          BC           Institute of Technology   University
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    Daniel Gore     Vancouver,   British Columbia          University of
                    BC           Institute of Technology   British Columbia
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    Catherine Ho    Richmond,    British Columbia          University of
                    BC           Institute of Technology   British Columbia
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    David Munro     Comox, BC    British Columbia          University of
                                 Institute of Technology   British Columbia
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    John Reid       Victoria,    British Columbia          University of
                    BC           Institute of Technology   British Columbia
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    Timothy         Langley,     British Columbia          University of
    Spruyt          BC           Institute of Technology   British Columbia
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    Monica          Vancouver,   British Columbia          University of
    Strimbold       BC           Institute of Technology   British Columbia
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    Adam Hockin     Kamloops,    Camosun College           Thompson Rivers
                    BC                                     University
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    Blake Lawson    Enderby,     Camosun College           UBC - Okanagan
                    BC
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    Andrew Wight    Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     British Columbia
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    Sijie           Burnaby,     Camosun College           University of
    (Frankie) Xu    BC                                     British Columbia
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    Jamie Allen     Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Kathryn Best    Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Beth Bowerman   Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Name            Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Withheld        BC                                     Victoria
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    Jenna Cherney   Sidney,      Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Mindora         Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Fricker         BC                                     Victoria
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    Christine       Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Fritze          BC                                     Victoria
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    Mary Anne       Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Galbraith       BC                                     Victoria
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    Sheena          Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Gardner         BC                                     Victoria
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    Name Withheld   Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Christopher     Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Kaluza          BC                                     Victoria
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    Nicole Landry   Windsor,     Camosun College           University of
                    NS                                     Victoria
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    Carrie-Anne     Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    McPhee          BC                                     Victoria
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    Trang Nguyen    Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Steven North    Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Talia Paramio   Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Aaron           Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Philippsen      BC                                     Victoria
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    Michael Posey   Cobble       Camosun College           University of
                    Hill, BC                               Victoria
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    Name Withheld   Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Genevieve       Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
    Stonebridge     BC                                     Victoria
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    Name Withheld   Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Brent Walker    Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Name Withheld   Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Sean Wilson     Victoria,    Camosun College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Linda           North        Capilano College          Simon Fraser
    Guenther        Vancouver,                             University
                    BC
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    Naithan         Sechelt,     Capilano College          University of
    Bossé           BC                                     British Columbia
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    Chehalis        North        Capilano College          University of
    Costigan        Vancouver,                             British Columbia
                    BC
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    Lisa Jensen     North        Capilano College          University of
                    Vancouver,                             British Columbia
                    BC
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    Ayako (Karen)   Delta, BC    Capilano College          University of
    Nakajima                                               British Columbia
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    Nicholas        Prince       College of New Caledonia  University of
    Fuchs           George, BC                             Northern British
                                                           Columbia
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    Tiana Kelly     Prince       College of New Caledonia  University of
                    George, BC                             Northern British
                                                           Columbia
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    Tanner Shaw     Prince       College of New Caledonia  University of
                    George, BC                             Northern British
                                                           Columbia
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    Daniel          Vernon, BC   College of the Rockies    Vancouver Island
    Metcalf                                                University
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    Claudia         Wasa, BC     College of the Rockies    UBC - Okanagan
    Kaufmann
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    Gwendolyn       Cranbrook,   College of the Rockies    University of
    Bailey          BC                                     British Columbia
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    Danielle        Cranbrook,   College of the Rockies    University of
    Cardozo         BC                                     Victoria
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    Brienna Smith   Cranbrook,   College of the Rockies    University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Margaret        New          Douglas College           Simon Fraser
    House           Westminster,                           University
                    BC
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    Cheryl          Surrey, BC   Douglas College           University of
    Ballard                                                British Columbia
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    Brandy Geick    Vancouver,   Douglas College           University of
                    BC                                     Victoria
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    Grace           Chilliwack,  Douglas College           University of
    Polywkan        BC                                     Victoria
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    Lee Dailey      Langley,     Kwantlen University       University of
                    BC           College                   British Columbia
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    Caroline        Langley,     Kwantlen University       University of
    Drury           BC           College                   British Columbia
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    Katherine       Vancouver,   Langara College           Simon Fraser
    Stewart         BC                                     University
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    Danielle        Vancouver,   Langara College           University of
    Foley           BC                                     British Columbia
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    Kyla Kaun       Vancouver,   Langara College           University of
                    BC                                     British Columbia
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    Dwi Octorini    Vancouver,   Langara College           University of
                    BC                                     British Columbia
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    Jennifer        Richmond,    Langara College           University of
    Pejski          BC                                     British Columbia
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    Robert          Vancouver,   Langara College           University of
    Petley-Jones    BC                                     British Columbia
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    Chun Yao        Vancouver,   Langara College           University of
                    BC                                     British Columbia
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    Joanne Goebel   Courtenay,   North Island College      Emily Carr
                    BC                                     University of Art
                                                           and Design
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    Cam Reid        Courtenay,   North Island College      Emily Carr
                    BC                                     University of Art
                                                           and Design
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    Bridget         Campbell     North Island College      University of
    McGowan         River, BC                              Victoria
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    Toni Gore       Nanaimo,     North Island College      Vancouver Island
                    BC                                     University
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    Vanessa         Courtenay,   North Island College      Vancouver Island
    Hitchcock       BC                                     University
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    Travis Webber   Courtenay,   North Island College      Vancouver Island
                    BC                                     University
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    Allen Blohm     Kamloops,    Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
                    BC
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    Miriah          Kelowna,     Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    Donnelly        BC
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    Toni            Vernon, BC   Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    Gallicano
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    Spencer Gray    Kaleden,     Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
                    BC
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    Sandrine        Kelowna,     Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    Hebting         BC
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    Dawn-Amber      Vernon, BC   Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    Kennedy
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    Amy McCroy      Summerland,  Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
                    BC
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    Heather         Penticton,   Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    McPhillamey     BC
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    Rachel          Kelowna,     Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    Ritchot         BC
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    Troy Stubbert   Kaleden,     Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
                    BC
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    Robert          Tappen, BC   Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
    Trenholm
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    Jenny Walter    Vernon, BC   Okanagan College          UBC - Okanagan
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    Vanessa         Dawson       Okanagan College          University of
    Herman          Creek, BC                              Victoria
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    Heidi Krahn     Slocan       Selkirk College           University of
                    Park, BC                               Victoria
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    Kyle Ridge      Nelson, BC   Selkirk College           University of
                                                           Victoria
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    Stephanie       Maple        University College of     Emily Carr
    Frame           Ridge, BC    the Fraser Valley         University of Art
                                                           and Design
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    Kirsten         Coquitlam,   Vancouver Community       University of
    Gronfeldt       BC           College                   British Columbia
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