2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary Recipients

At the May 9 Committee of the Whole Meeting, ten students were awarded the 2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary.

The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to pursue a trade through college or apprenticeship. Students were nominated for the Bursary by a teacher, and the following characteristics were taken into consideration:

  1. The student’s key characteristics
  2. An example of how the student has demonstrated perseverance, or has overcome obstacles or made a remarkable comeback during their high school career
  3. A staff member’s recommendation

An adjudication committee consisting of Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock, Vice-Chair John Hendry, Past Chair Ted Martin, and former Director of Education Linda Fabi selected ten students to receive the award.

This year’s recipients are, Nghi Mai of Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Abdul Haleem Syed of Galt Collegiate Institute, Patricia Bowering of Glenview Park Secondary School, Ryan Heidman of Grand River Collegiate Institute, Cassandra Shantz of Grand River Collegiate Institute, Valerie Wissmach of Grand River Collegiate Institute, Jonathan Osborne of Huron Heights Secondary School, Aidan Fife of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Simon Boa of Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School, and Cameron Birk of Southwood Secondary School. Congratulations!

About the Award:

The Linda Fabi Bursary was established by the Board of Trustees in celebration and recognition of the many contributions and achievements of Linda Fabi during her tenure as Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board. The total amount of the Bursary is up to $2,000, which is to be presented annually to students of the Waterloo Region District School Board. Depending on the number of applicants, this award can be divided so that a number of eligible applicants can be recognized.


Recipients of the 2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary pose with Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock and former director of education Linda Fabi.