85 BC students awarded $5,000 Irving K. Barber BC Scholarships



    VICTORIA, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Eighty-five deserving second-year BC college
students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Irving K. Barber
British Columbia Scholarship Fund 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
fund 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, founder of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., 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 community college, university college or
institute in B.C. and are transferring to another degree-granting institution
in B.C. to complete their degrees.
    "By helping students meet their financial needs for post-secondary
education, we all win," said Mike Apsey, chair of the board of the BC
Scholarship Society. "These scholarships help students obtain degrees while
studying closer to home longer and at less cost."
    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. Up to 150 scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually to
undergraduate students across BC.

    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 $1.2 million in scholarships.
    Tom Burley, chair of the Victoria Foundation said, "helping students
succeed by providing access to funds for continued learning is an investment
in all our futures."
    To find out more about this fund call the Victoria Foundation at
250-381-5532.

    List of recipients attached

    
        2007 Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Recipients

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    Student            Home       Original            Destination University
                       Town/City  Institution
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    Kenneth Jorgensen  Prince     BCIT                University of British
                       George                         Columbia
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    Annalea Krebs      North      BCIT                Royal Roads University
                       Vancouver
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    Hermohan Sandhu    Burnaby    BCIT                University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    A. Brodie Adamson  Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Kyle Artelle       Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Lara Berg          Penticton  Camosun College     University of British
                                                      Columbia - Okanagan
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    Ainsley Brown      Winnipeg   Camosun College     Royal Roads University
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    Greg Carson        Victoria   Camosun College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Pierre Couturier   Vancouver  Camosun College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Michelle Curry     Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Annette De Boer    Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Jessica Decker     Victoria   Camosun College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Sambo Eam          Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Andrew Erickson    Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Oriane Fort        Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Cameron Glazner    Courtenay  Camosun College     Simon Fraser University
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    Hear Hrach         Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Nick Konicek       Victoria   Camosun College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Natasha Marshall   Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Justin McEwen      Victoria   Camosun College     Simon Fraser University
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    Nicholas Meikle    Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Jessie-Lane Metz   Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Michael Morris     Victoria   Camosun College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Melissa Munger     Victoria   Camosun College     Royal Roads University
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    Julie Partridge    Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Matw Perkins       Victoria   Camosun College     University of Northern
                                                      British Columbia
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    Kelsey Racansky    Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Renata Ruffell     Victoria   Camosun College     Simon Fraser University
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    Norman Sim         Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Austin Tokarek     Victoria   Camosun College     Royal Roads University
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    Akiko Uchida       Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Julie Urquhart     Victoria   Camosun College     Royal Roads University
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    Tamara Willock     Sidney     Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Candace Witkowskyj Victoria   Camosun College     University of Victoria
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    Michelle Delaplace Vancouver  Capilano College    University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Eva Hodge          Burnaby    Capilano College    University of Victoria
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    Samantha Johnson   Coquitlam  Capilano College    University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Angela Meyer       North      Capilano College    British Columbia
                       Vancouver                      Institute of Technology
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    Melanie Rak        Richmond   Capilano College    University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Lexi Soukoreff     Vancouver  Capilano College    Emily Carr Institute
                                                      of Art and Design
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    Drew Stewart       Vancouver  Capilano College    Simon Fraser University
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    Andrea Masi        Fort       College of Rockies  University of Victoria
                       Steele
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    Jasmine Osiowy     Cranbrook  College of Rockies  University of Victoria
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    Melyssa Wuthrich   Cranbrook  College of Rockies  University of Victoria
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    Teresa Balatti     Prince     College of New      University of Northern
                       George     Caledonia           British Columbia
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    Jeffrey Faesen     Prince     College of New      University of Northern
                       George     Caledonia           British Columbia
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    Troy Hale          Prince     College of New      Simon Fraser University
                       George     Caledonia
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    Amanda Lindstrom   Prince     College of New      University of Victoria
                       George     Caledonia
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    Travis Reinheimer  Prince     College of New      University of Northern
                       George     Caledonia           British Columbia
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    Everett Versteeg   Prince     College of New      University of Northern
                       George     Caledonia           British Columbia
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    Sarah Collrin      Vancouver  Douglas College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Anna Kontsedalova  Surrey     Douglas College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Melissa Noronha    Vancouver  Douglas College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Hyi Weon Yang      Burnaby    Douglas College     Simon Fraser University
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    Qi Zhi Wang        Vancouver  Institute of        University of British
                                  Indigenous          Columbia
                                  Government
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    Heidi Johnson      Surrey     Kwantlen            University of British
                                  University College  Columbia
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    Anthony Choy       Vancouver  Langara College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Bruce Lyth         Coquitlam  Langara College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Andrea Paterson    Vancouver  Langara College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Ian Reedman        Prince     Langara College     University of Northern
                       George                         British Columbia
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    Adam Tsin          Vancouver  Langara College     University of British
                                                      Columbia
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    Jennifer McIntyre  Courtenay  North Island        Emily Carr Institute of
                                  College             Art and Design
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    Jessica McCooey    Terrace    Northwest           University of Victoria
                                  Community College
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    Marlin Smyth       Prince     Northwest           University of Victoria
                       Rupert     Community College
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    Dallas Hermanson   Salmon Arm Okanagan College    University of British
                                                      Columbia - Okanagan
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    Suzanne Martin     Penticton  Okanagan College    University of British
                                                      Columbia - Okanagan
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    Christal Murphy    Vernon     Okanagan College    University of British
                                                      Columbia - Okanagan
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    Anna Ripley        Nelson     Okanagan College    University of British
                                                      Columbia - Okanagan
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    Tabatha Kerr       Fruitvale  Selkirk College     University of Victoria
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    Trista Ling        Rossland   Selkirk College     University of Victoria
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    Morgan Mayer       Greenwood  Selkirk College     University of British
                                                      Columbia - Okanagan
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    Virginia Ogilvie   Nelson     Selkirk College     Royal Roads University
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For further information: Media information contact: Sharlene Smith,
Victoria Foundation, Phone: (250) 658-1583; www.bcscholarship.ca

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