We were very pleased to make a book award to Ms. Robin Haynes at Camosun College earlier this week. Robin is a student in the 150 Ton Master program and aspired to work in the coastal tourism industry as a skipper of a natural history cruise vessel. The book awarded to Robin was “Golden Stripes” in which Captain V.S. Parani combines the credibility of his seafaring experience with his talent as a master storyteller to reveal the leadership challenges at sea and his strategies for staying on course.
Once again we were pleased to attend at the BCIT Marine Campus Convocation ceremonies for their cadet program and make book presentations to cadets who had made outstanding efforts and achieved good grades.
In the above photograph, Captain Achim Ruether presents Engineering Cadet Peter Didak with his book award.
In the above photograph Captain Stan Bowles presents Deck Cadet Stephen Wyatt with his book award.
On Thursday June 20th Captains Joachim Ruether and Richard Smith were guests at the CIMarE awards ceremony at the BCIT Marine Campus where we took the opportunity to award first year engineering Cadet, Reece Maddison (2018) with the BCIT Foundation First Year Achievement award bursary, which is comprised of two cheques. One from the BCIT Foundation and a top-up cheque from the NPESC.
On Friday January 25th Captain Stan Bowles and Captain Joachim Ruether attended at Western Maritime Institute in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island and were pleased to be able to present a bursary award to Ryan Karakai and book awards to Aaron Farr and Cody Sutherland.
Captains Bowles and Ruether also took the opportunity to speak to the assembled students and instructors and encouraged them all to keep an eye out for next year’s bursary award notifications and advertisements.
Captain Joachim Ruether was in hand at WMI in Ladysmith to present students Nicolas Cote and Ryan Winger.
Ryan was a winner of one of this year’s NPESC/Supercargoes Bursary awards. He is working on his 150 ton ticket and plans to work on a 500 ton ticket at s later date.
Nicolas was the successful recipient of an NPESC Book Award and has been successful in his Master 150ton /Watchkeeping Mate studies.
This year’s BCIT First Year Achievement Bursary award was made to Cadet Havill Leitch by Captains Joachim Ruether and David Whittaker (left) on November 1st.
The three are joined by cadets Justin Bury, Alexander Holiove and Nicola Zimny and Captain Philip McCarter.
The International Sailors Society 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. For more information, visit: www.sailorssociety.ca.
Captains Stan Bowles (left) and Joachim Ruether (right) present Engine Cadet Jashanreet (“Josh”) Singh Bains with the NPESC Bursary for 2016. Josh is a Second Year Cadet in the Marine Engineering Program at the Marine Campus of BCIT. His most recent sea phase of the program has been on an Algoma Chemical/Oil tanker, the M/T Algosea.
Camosun College, Nautical Studies student, Allison McKellar, receives her 2016 Bursary Award from NPESC director, Captain Brian Silvester
Congratulations to the successful applicants for our 2016 bursary awards.
Our awards committee had a very tough task this year in choosing the winners from an outstanding group of applicants. From the total of 19 applicants the following 5 winners were chosen:
Jashanreet Singh Bains, Jeremy Botel, Matthew Clarke, Cody Goliath and Allison McKellar.
Thank you to all that applied.