Fall Bursary and Book Award made at WMI

Capt. John Lewis was pleased to attend at Western Maritime Institute (WMI) in Ladysmith, BC earlier this week to present Dale Gisborne with his 2023 Fall Bursary award and Daniel Clark with his Book Award.

Capt. John Lewis presents Dale Gisborne with his 2023 Fall Bursary award
Capt. John Lewis presents Daniel Clark with his book award

Applications for Fall 2023 Bursaries being accepted

Applications are invited from qualified students for the Fall 2023 NPESC bursaries. There will be five C$1,500 bursaries awarded to applicants enrolled in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering courses of a minimum length of 250 hours at a training institution approved by Transport Canada and registered with the British Columbia government.  

For more information and to make an application please CLICK HERE

Please note that the deadline for applications is: October 31st, 2023 

Students who have previously successfully won any of the above bursaries are not eligible to win the same ‘type-funded’ bursary again

There will be another competition in the Spring of 2024 with more Bursaries being offered. If you are not successful at this Fall event, we encourage you to re-apply in the Spring. 

The successful candidates are required to write to the Trustees after one year, to inform them of their progress and how the award was used. Such letters may be used in the Society’s newsletter ‘Seatimes’ or website”.

Bursary winner – Living the dream

Fall 2022 Bursary Award recipient Deanna Kent receives her certificate from instructor Al de Konick of Western Maritime Institute. Deana has completed her Initial Service Entry Training (ISET) with The Canadian Coast Guard and having joined a ship she is now living her dream. The NPESC is thrilled to hear good news stories like this from successful recipients of our bursaries and we wish Deanna nothing but the best in her blossoming sea-going career.

ISSC Sue Hanby Bursary

The International Sailors Society (Canada) is now accepting applications for its Maritime Bursary created in honour of its long-serving director and corporate secretary, Sue Hanby.  The bursary is open to students who are enrolling in marine-related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students who are preparing for a sea-going career. 

Click here for more details.

Free N.I. Membership

Membership of The Nautical Institute is now free for the duration of your studies* – and for up to a year after that, while you find work and get settled.

During that time we will also offer you the opportunity to sign up for full membership at half the usual price for the first year!

You can cancel any time you like, so why not take a look?  You never know, it could be the key to your securing your future…

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

How about a Day-Sail with the Canadian Navy?

DAY SAIL ON A WARSHIP WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

Hands-on experience of a day in the life of Navy personnel on board an active duty warship! See and experience the various ship duty stations, crew quarters & mess, operational equipment; RCAF joint search and rescue demonstration, ship firefighting simulation, and scenario demonstrations of the warship’s impressive manoeuvring capabilities.
Lunch will be provided.

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Fall Bursary Certificates Presented at BCIT

BCIT Marine Campus students receive their certificates

NPESC was pleased to be able to finally make presentations of certificates to 2021 Fall Bursary award winners Greydon O’Brien, Daryl Pernia and Devin Fear at the BCIT Marine Campus earlier this month. On hand to make the presentations on behalf of NPESC were Captains Ed Monteiro, Stan Bowles and Joachim Ruether.

Daryl Pernia
Daryl Pernia with (from l to r) Captains Stan Bowles, Joachim Ruether and Ed Monteiro
Greydon O'Brien
Greydon O’Brien with (from l to r) Captains Stan Bowles, Joachim Ruether and Ed Monteiro
Devin Fear
Devin Fear – winner of the BCIT Foundation award – with (from l to r) Captains Ed Monteiro, Joachim Ruether and Stan Bowles