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.
Applications for our Fall 2021bursaries are now being accepted. Click here for further details.
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.
At noon today we were thrilled to present 5 successful applicants for our bursary awards with their certificates for 2019.
Certificates were presented to Nautical Science students Noah Hendricks, Robert Jamieson, Justin Lamarche and Zachary Mauriks as well as Marine Engineering student Ahmed Beltmer.
It was a great pleasure to have one of our major benefactors, Captain Harry Allen, in attendance to make the presentation to Cadet Justin Lamarche. The bursary awarded to Justin was made possible by a generous donation made by Captain Allen.
Zachary Mauriks receives his certificate from NPESC Chair Capt. Richard Smith
Ahmed Beltmer receives his award from Captains Brian Johnston and Joachim Ruether of NPESC
Noah Hendricks received his certificate from Captain Smith
Captains Smith and Ruether bump elbows with Robert Jamieson as he accepts his certificate
Also in attendance at this presentation ceremony was Captain Barbara Howe who, in her capacity as a member of the Vancouver division of Master Mariners of Canada, presented a certificate to Cadet Dylan Shaver as the successful recipient of their Baugh Fund Scholarship. During her presentation, Captain Howe reminisced about receiving this self same award early on in her career and the ways in which it helped her.
As the chair of the International Sailors’ Society of Canada (ISSC) Bursary Committee, Captain Smith also took the opportunity to present their 2019 Maritime Bursary Award certificate to Ahmed Beltmer.
Captain David Whittaker was in attendance and also wearing two hats. Both as a founding member of the NPESC and single handedly responsible for publication of the NPESC publication “SEATIMES” as well as a member of the BC Branch of the Nautical Institute. It was in this capacity that he presented the 2019 NIBC/VTF (Nautical Institute BC Branch/Vancouver Transportation Foundation) bursary award certificate to Cadet Robert Jamieson.
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.
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