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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.
Spring has finally arrived and we are pleased to be able to accept applications for our 2021 Spring Bursary Awards. These awards are open to Nautical Science and Engineering Cadets returning for their second or later school terms as well as other maritime students who meet the minimum enrolment conditions.
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 also took the opportunity to speak to several other students who were in attendance to let them know about NPESC and it’s aims.
The February 2021 edition of our quarterly publication “Seatimes” is now available and jam packed full of Covid busting articles that will put you in the right frame of mind to deal with the ongoing, worldwide pandemic. CLICK HERE to get yourself back in the groove.
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.
Capt. Joachim Ruether presented one of our Fall bursary awards to BCIT Marine Campus Nautical Sciences Cadet Ashley Obeck. This particular award is made possible through funds derived from our Vancouver Foundation Fund and those supplied by Capt. Harry Allen of the Vancouver Division of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada. Our congratulations go out to Ashley and we wish her the very best in her future efforts and endeavours.