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Bursary Descriptions

To support lifelong learning and participation in the annual CSTM Annual Conference, the CSTM offers its members three bursary categories.

CSTM members holding a current individual membership are eligible to apply for these bursaries.  Applications must be received for review by the CSTM Board of Directors by February 15th of the application year. The CSTM Past President will notify the successful candidates by email by March 1. 


Letendre Bursary

The primary focus of the Pat Letendre Bursary is to provide members with financial assistance to attend the CSTM Annual Conference and 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.  
 
This bursary is awarded based on merit. Applications will be accepted from licensed medical laboratory technologists, from all regions of Canada, who hold a CSTM Individual membership. Individuals with member access only through their organization’s Institutional membership and retired members are not eligible.

Recipient(s) will be provided with conference expenses (up to $1,500).

Application Form

In 2022 the Letendre Bursary was presented to Konra Mueller

Speaker Legacy Bursary

Conference funds that used to be set aside for conference speakers' gifts are now directed to fund Speaker Legacy Bursaries to provide financial assistance for individuals with a current Individual or Student CSTM membership to attend the CSTM Annual Conference and pursue ongoing education in transfusion medicine. Recipients are selected from applications received.

Applications for this bursary will be accepted from individuals from all healthcare disciplines and all regions of Canada who hold a current Individual or Student CSTM membership. Individuals with member access only through their organization’s Institutional membership and retired members are not eligible.

Recipient(s) will be provided with conference expenses (up to $1,500).

Application Form
 
The 2022 Speaker Legacy bursaries were presented to Marnie Holmes, Sylvia Ighem & Clare O’Reilly.

 

Macopharma Bursary

Recognizing that nurses provide a vital link in education, training and patient care related to transfusion medicine, the Macopharma Bursary provides CSTM nursing members with financial assistance to attend the CSTM Annual Conference to pursue ongoing education in transfusion medicine.

Recipient(s) will be provided with conference expenses (up to $1,500).

This bursary is awarded based on merit.  Applications will be accepted from licensed nurses, from all regions of Canada, who hold CSTM Individual membership.  Individuals with member access only through their organization’s Institutional membership and retired members are not eligible.

Application Form

The 2022 Macopharma bursary was presented to Terrie Foster and Crystal Brunk.