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Bursaries

Letendre Bursary 

The primary focus of the Pat Letendre Bursary is to provide members with financial assistance to pursue ongoing education in transfusion medicine. The bursary is named for Pat Letendre, a long-time instructor in transfusion science at the University of Alberta, early adopter of the Internet's potential for professional development, CSTM webmaster (2001 - 2010) and a strong believer in the joy of life-long learning. The amount of $500.00 is awarded annually to each of two recipients and is to be applied towards registration or associated expenses related to attending the CSTM Scientific Conference.
 
This bursary is awarded based on merit. We believe that supporting Canada’s best and brightest transfusion medicine specialists ultimately leads to better patient outcomes and safer transfusion medicine practices. We proudly accept applications from members from the interdisciplinary team in all regions of Canada. Applicants must be a CSTM member in good standing. 
 
Application must be received for review by the CSTM Award Committee by February 15th of the application year.  The Committee Chair will notify the successful candidates by email by March 1.
 
Application Form 

The 2017 bursaries were presented to Hui (Tommy) Fung and Simran Parmar.
 

Speaker Legacy Bursaries 

The primary focus of the Speaker Legacy Bursary is to provide speakers with an alternative to gifts/honorariums and allow them to contribute towards financial assistance for CSTM members to pursue ongoing education in transfusion medicine. Bursaries are awarded annually to recipients and are to be applied towards registration or associated expenses related to attending the CSTM Scientific Conference. 
 
Recipients will be randomly drawn from applicants received. The number and value of the bursaries is dependent on speaker participation in this program. We proudly accept applications from CSTM members from the interdisciplinary team in all regions of Canada.
 
Application must be received for review by the CSTM Award Committee by February 15th of the application year. The Committee Chair will notify the successful candidates by email by March 1.
 
Application Form

The 2017 bursaries were presented to Janice Gosling, Joanna McCarthy, and Diana Kobes.