The NPESC Legacy Fund

NPESC is pleased to announce the creation of the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada (NPESC) Legacy Fund with the Vancouver Foundation.

The purpose of this fund is to provide income (through interest) that will provide education bursaries and/or scholarships that will be made to maritime students within Canada in the name of those NPESC members who have crossed the bar and are no longer with us.

If you would like further information regarding this fund and/or would like to make a donation to the fund please CLICK HERE.

Spring Bursary Recipients

We are very pleased to announce the successful applicants for this Spring’s NPESC Bursary awards which, for the very first time, includes the winner of The Brian Silvester Maritime Bursary Award.

As always, the competition for these bursaries was extremely good and the selection committee has a difficult task in choosing the eventual winners from this group of applicants.

Those applicants that were successful were (in no particular order): –

Axel Noringseth – A third year Nautical Sciences Cadet at BCIT

Gurkirat Mangat – A second year Nautical Sciences Cadet at BCIT

Landon Wilson – A second year Marine Engineering Cadet at BCIT

and, the winner of The Brian Silvester Maritime Bursary Award for 2021 is:-

Jacqueline Weston – A Camosun College student pursuing het 60T limited Masters Ticket

We thank all of our applicants for this year’s Spring Bursary awards and wish them all the very best in their careers at sea. We look forward to hearing from our winners, in due course, about what they have been up to and how their awards have helped make their dreams become a reality.

Book Award Made to WMI Student

Captain John Lewis had the pleasure of attending at WMI in Ladysmith to present an NPESC book award to student Aaron Marsden.

Aaron has just completed SCS 3 and did Chartwork 2 before Christmas 2020. He is working on his 150 ton Master’s certificate but only able to take couple of courses at a time due to how COVID is affecting the marine education system right now.

Captain John Lewis presents Aaron Marsden with his Book Award

Book award made to Camosun student

NPESC director Vivienne Siddall was pleased to attend at Camosun college earlier this week to present a book award to student Nigel Mark. In addition to our bursary awards, NPESC also makes book awards to students

Vivienne presents Nigel with his book award while Rick Worrall (of Camosun) looks on

Vivienne also took the opportunity to speak to several other students who were in attendance to let them know about NPESC and it’s aims.

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Bursary winner returns from sea and accepts award.

2nd year BCIT Engineering Cadet Karn Chema has just returned from sea time with Algoma and was able to collect his certificate for being one of our successful Fall bursary recipients. Presenting the award to Karn is NPESC secretary/treasurer Captain Joachim Ruether. The presentation was made at the Sailors’ Point memorial adjacent to the BCIT Marine Campus in North Vancouver.

Engineering Cadet Karn Chema accepts his award from Capt. Ruether