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Blog - May 2017

Two Jennifer Laura E. Wilson Memorial Scholarships awarded during the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) AGM weekend (April 28-30, 2017)

Two Jennifer Laura E. Wilson Memorial Scholarships, recognizing courage in overcoming adversity and selflessness in helping others, were awarded to two outstanding candidates – Ben Fulton and Stuart Matan-Lithwick

“My beloved sister Jennifer was inspiring by her selflessness and willingness to devote her life to immunology in the hopes of helping find cures for others. Although she was unable to achieve her dream because of her impairment, these scholarships in her name are to help others achieve theirs,” her sister Deborah Wilson said.

Deborah added: “There were so many worthwhile candidates for my sister’s memorial scholarships, contributing in many ways to the lives of others.

Two AEBC Scholarships and one T-Base Communications Scholarship awarded during the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) AGM weekend (April 28-30, 2017)

An anonymous donor gave AEBC an additional two thousand dollars to provide two one thousand dollar scholarships to two worthy students and we selected Sean Heaslip and Anu Pala.

Sean Heaslip

Sean Heaslip is a 36 year old doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia Vancouver.

Sean writing about his academic journey says”Academically I have achieved beyond my wildest dreams, as there was a time where I felt my vision precluded me from succeeding in post-secondary studies. I am a full time student, attending lectures, and conducting therapy at our doctoral training clinic.

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