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2013 Testimonials

I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for your generosity and support towards my educational endeavours. I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Post Diploma Program majoring in Human Sciences at Athabasca University. I have been working slowly towards completing this program and am extremely grateful for the financial support the CAMRT Foundation has provided me. I do not think I would have been able to take on the task of completing my degree if I did not have the aid from the CAMRT Foundation.

Sincerely,
Renee Gentes R.T. (T.)


Thank-you once again for the continued support as I complete my Master of Education (Health Science Education) degree at the University of Alberta.   I am truly appreciative of the financial support that the members grant provides to our professional group.   This grant has eased the financial burden of pursuing an advanced degree and has allowed me to focus completely on my studies.

Jackie Middleton BA, MRT(T)


I would like to sincerely thank the CAMRT Foundation for the financial assistance provided to me over the course of my Masters in Health Studies program. This past month I completed my MHS and the support of the CAMRTF was instrumental in helping me achieve this goal.

The CAMRT Foundation is doing important work by supporting members in their academic pursuits. A dedication to continuous learning requires a significant commitment, both in terms of time and finances. These grants help to lighten the financial burden of continuing education and the support of one’s peers is also a great motivator along the way.

Sincerely,
Jill Sutherland RTT BSc MHS


I am writing this letter to express my deepest gratitude to you and the CAMRT Foundation for recently awarding me a CAMRT member education grant.

I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to apply to the CAMRT member grant competition. It has been so helpful and I feel very grateful to have been able to find an outside source of funding such as the CAMRT Foundation to assist me in realizing my academic goals.

In closing it is a great service the CAMRT Foundation is offering to the members of the CAMRT and I feel ever so proud to be part of such a supportive organization.

Kind regards
Katherine Jensen RTT ACT DAE BA



In March of 2013, I commenced study with Charles Sturt University in the Bachelor of Applied Science Medical Imaging Conversion Program. To help supplement the cost, the CAMRT Foundation has generously presented me with a member’s grant, which I have put toward my tuition.  I greatly appreciate the CAMRT Foundation’s financial help, as well as their continued support in my academic endeavours.

To show my gratitude for the Foundation’s help in reaching my goal, I plan on providing volunteer service for the CAMRT and SAMRT in any capacity I can.  I feel very fortunate to have the support of the CAMRT and would encourage other members to take full advantage of the benefits that are available.

Kerrie Pilon, RT(R)


I am extremely grateful for the grant I received from the CAMRT Foundation, helping with my pursuit of a Master's of Education in Health Sciences through the University of Alberta.  These grants exemplify the CAMRT foundation upholding their dedication to support lifelong learning, promoting advancement of medical radiation science professions, and by advocating for the highest standard of practice for its members.

Respectfully Submitted,
Kimberly Gadbois MRT(T), BA


I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for supporting me and awarding a Member’s Grant to help pursue my Master’s Degree in Communications. The CAMRT Foundation’s contribution helps to relieve financial stress while I am pursuing my education and enables me to take time off work if necessary to focus on my studies. I feel that the burden of high tuition fees has been relieved and I have strong encouragement from my professional association in pursuing my interests.

The CAMRT Foundation support for professional development and continuing education is a wonderful and shows their commitment to their members by investing in their life-long learning. 

Laura Grose MRT(T)


Thank you so much for awarding me the William Doern “Leader of Tomorrow” scholarship. I am enjoying my first year of studies and am looking forward to my career as an X-ray technologist. This money will help fund my 2nd year and will really help me and my family.

Bryndel (William) Fell
Student, Medical Radiography Technology


My sincere thanks to the CAMRT Foundation for awarding me grant funds in support of my continuing education. This grant has significantly alleviated the financial burden of pursuing a MSc. in Project Management. Thanks to your support, my education has lead to new opportunities for me in managing MRTs, promoting professional development, advancement of clinical practice and advocacy for greater academic work within the profession.

We are fortunate to have a grant program such as this to support MRTs in their educational endeavours. This support alleviates the financial barriers that may discourage or prevent others from pursuing their goals. Continuing education is integral to the advancement of our profession and ensuring the highest quality practice in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

Sincerely,
Lyndon Morley, BSc., MSc. (cand), MRT(T), CMD


Please allow me to express my gratitude after having received a 2013 Member’s Grant from the CAMRT Foundation. This grant will enable me to complete my PhD studies in Medical Science at the University of Toronto.

Being supported by the Foundation financially is allowing me to pursue these studies, which can be a challenge to balance as my clinical paid duties have had to be temporarily scaled back substantially. I commend the Foundation for facilitating the further education for MRTs! Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Velec MRT(T)


Pursuing a Master’s in Health Informatics (MHI) has been a significant financial challenge and I would like to sincerely thank the CAMRT Foundation for the financial support I have received. My hope is to use my MRT background and HI knowledge to play a part in improving the current system.

I believe it is important that MRT’s explore areas of education that are beyond our current domain so we can participate in a variety of settings and diversify outside of our own group.

The Foundation works hard to raise money for grants enabling MRT’s that opportunity.

Thank you!
Karren Fader BHSc, RTNM, CRPA(R)


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CAMRT Foundation for continuing to assist in the funding of my education as I strive to obtain my masters degree in Radiation Therapy. Your contribution is greatly appreciated and I am humbled to have such support from the national organization.

Ada Bunko, BSc, RT(T), CTIC(T)


After completion of my Bachelor of Health Science in Nuclear Medicine from Dalhousie University in June 2008, I knew that my learning and growth through formal education was not complete. In September 2012 I commenced a Masters of Education in Lifelong Learning at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax NS. Although I saw there would be many benefits in pursuing this education the financial burden was a concern. In June 2013 I received a grant from the CAMRT Foundation. With this grant I will be able to meet my goal of completing this program within two and a half years.

Because of the CAMRT Foundation grant I have been able to continue to pursuing a Masters of Education. I would like to thank the Foundation and all who make these grants possible. This grant has helped alleviate the financial burden of pursuing my studies.

Sincerely,
Melissa Sponagle RTNM BHSc


I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for providing financial assistance as I pursue my Master’s in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Pursuing additional education can be a financial burden and I am grateful for your assistance. Continuing education is an important part of our practice and CAMRT Foundation has assisted me in pursuing advanced education to further my knowledge.

Thank you,
Janelle Duquette BSc RT(T)


I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for its generosity in supporting me in my educational pursuit of a Masters Degree in Professional Communications at Royal Roads University. The financial support has been a great help in offsetting the cost of this important degree. I hope that my Masters degree will allow me to contribute back to the profession and enhance our abilities to effectively and efficiently communicate with our multidisciplinary community. Thank you again for your generosity!

Amanda Jacques MRT(T), BSc, MA


I would like to sincerely thank the CAMRT Foundation for their financial support towards my educational and career endeavours. Their grant truly helped reduce the burden of tuition fees for continuing education and enabled me to finish my management certificate through the Canadian Healthcare Association. I believe CAMRT and the Foundation understands the value of education and their support is greatly appreciated by members.

So once again, thank you CAMRT Foundation and thank you to all those who work hard to fund raise in order to allow for the Foundation to continue its support to its members!

With much gratitude,
Para Kouhestani MRT(T)


I wish thank you and the Foundation for providing a grant towards my masters’ education in Public Health. The funds I received from the Foundation was used to pay for part of my tuition which was badly needed. It would have been very difficult for me to pay for this year’s tuition without the grant from the foundation.

On behalf of myself and my family, I want to thank you and the Foundation for the grant.

Yours Sincerely,
Bashir Jalloh MPH-Candidate, BSc, MRT (N)


I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the member’s grant awarded to me in 2013. The funds were greatly appreciated in my quest for a Masters of Science through the University of Toronto. I am in the final year and home stretch of writing up my Masters Thesis, and this award has significantly lifted the financial burden associated with student life. Being a full-time student, part-time Radiation Therapist over the last few years has been challenging. However, I understand that in order for my profession to move forward and my career to advance, obtaining a Masters degree was essential. Thank you to the CAMRT for supporting my educational endeavors.

Thank you,
Winnie Li, M.R.T.(T), BSc.(Hons)


2012 Testimonials

I would like to sincerely thank the CAMRT Foundation committee for awarding me a Member’s Grant. I am almost finished a 6-year program to complete a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences and, because I am studying by distance education, I am not eligible for the usual Doctoral research grants and university tuition support. Therefore, the funds from the CAMRT Foundation Member’s grant have saved me from significant financial hardship while pursuing my PhD.

We are very lucky that a grant like this exists for radiation therapists. It enables us to enroll in further education without concerns regarding high tuition fees. The application process is short and straightforward, and I would encourage any radiation therapist considering higher education to apply for this fantastic resource.

I commend the CAMRT Foundation for providing such a valuable service to our profession. These funds will remove the financial barrier from many members who would like to embark upon life-long learning experiences of all kinds.

Yours Sincerely
Tara Rosewall fCAMRT(T), PhD (cand)


I would like to sincerely thank the CAMRT Foundation for the financial support I have received as I pursue a Master’s in Health Informatics. This graduate program combines the Faculties of Computer Science and Medicine in an attempt to bridge the gap between these two domains to produce professionals who understand healthcare delivery and information technology.

All of this would not be possible without the grants and work of the CAMRT Foundation. The time and energy that goes into the fundraising efforts does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. The support you offer to MRT’s as they move this profession forward through advancement and diversity of education is commendable.

Thank-you!
Karren Fader BHSc, RTNM, CRPA(R)


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CAMRT Foundation for giving me the opportunity to further my education in the realm of Radiation Therapy. The grant allowed me to take distance education classes through the Sheffield Hallam University in the UK to obtain my Masters.


I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for providing me with an educational grant.  I will be beginning my MSc in Radiotherapy & Oncology this fall.  I am so pleased that they were able to assist me with some monetary support.  I am looking forward to gaining some further education and having some of the financial burdens taken care of has really helped to relieve some stress in that area!

Thank you for encouraging your members to pursue further education. Your assistance in helping us pursue our goals and ultimately better patient care is greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.
Mandy Kasper, BKin. Hons. RTT


I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of an educational grant from the CAMRT Foundation. This grant has significantly contributed to alleviating the financial costs of conducting my Masters course in the Health Sciences at University of Toronto.

By providing grants to its members such as the one I received it demonstrates its commitment and support. The knowledge and skills I have developed through my courses will be directly transferable to my work in areas of research in radiation therapy. Through this work I endeavour to contribute to the improvement of services provided to my patients as well as increasing the knowledge and skills of my colleagues and other radiation therapists in the wider community.

Angela Turner RTT BAHons


I would like to express my sincere thanks to the CAMRT Foundation for the financial assistance provided to me as I complete my Masters in Health Studies. It is encouraging to have the support of the Foundation as I pursue this designation.


I would like to recognize the dedication of our members and volunteers. I believe that these CAMRT Foundation grants are a vital part of growing our profession and meeting the needs of the patients and communities we serve.

Jill Sutherland RTT BSc

I am writing to express my gratitude to the CAMRT Foundation for awarding me a member's grant. Your generosity is encouraging and lessens the burden of international student fees while pursuing my Masters degree. I am now attending my second year at City University London in the MSc in Radiography program.

Elise LeBlanc BHSc, RTR


I am very grateful for the bursary CAMRT Foundation provided to support the completion of my medical imaging degree at BCIT.  Not only did this financially support my education, it allowed me to complete it in a in a more timely manner than I could have achieved myself.  Focusing my time directly on learning rather than raising funds enabled me to concentrate on studying and applying the material to clinical situations. CAMRT Foundation’s financial support contributes towards this goal.  Your efforts to promote the growth of this profession should be recognized and appreciated.

Janet Walker, RTT


I just wanted to thank the CAMRT Foundation for the financial support toward s my Master’s degree.  The support I have received from the Foundation over the last three years has truly lightened the financial sacrifices required for me to continue pursuing my Masters.

Julie Avery BSc RTNM


I want to thank you for your letter of support and recognition of the work and challenges of completing a Masters degree in Leadership- Health at Royal Roads University. Your financial support means a great deal to me, as I see this as an investment by the CAMRT Foundation in creating a life-long learning culture within the CAMRT and as Ben Franklin once stated *An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.*

Lisa Pyke RTR, RTMR, MA(c)


I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for your generosity and support towards my future educational endeavours. I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Post Diploma Program majoring in Human Sciences at Athabasca University. I have recently commenced this program and am extremely grateful for the financial support the CAMRT Foundation has provided me. This is the second monetary grant I have received and do not think I would be able to take on the task of completing my degree if I did not have the aid from the CAMRT Foundation.

Renee Gentes RTT


The support I received from the CAMRT Foundation was significant in helping me complete my Master of Health Studies degree in 2012.  The grant provided financial assistance, which offset some of the cost of my final courses. However, I place equal importance on the sense of support that I feel from having my continuing education efforts recognized by the Foundation. Pursuing my studies part time while working full time, meant that the path to completing this degree often seemed long and arduous.  It has been encouraging to receive support from the CAMRT Foundation in 2011 and 2012, as a sign that further education is valued by my professional association. 

Christine Baillie B.Sc., MHS, RTT


I would like to express my gratitude for receiving a 2012 Member’s Grant from the Foundation. The grant will be put towards the cost of my PhD studies in Medical Science. I have chosen to pursue graduate studies full time while continuing to work as Radiation Therapist part time, and believe the research I am undertaking will have a positive impact on cancer patients. Being supported by the Foundation in such a manner is a testament to its own vision which promotes the profession through education, and excellence in patient care through research funding.

Michael Velec MRT(T) BSc


Thank you so much to the CAMRT Foundation for the financial support provided to me through the members grant. This support eases the financial burden that comes with the pursuit of advanced learning. I enrolled in the Master of Education (Health Sciences Education) at the University of Alberta in September 2011. I have just reached my half-way point in this program. All the hard work is made so much easier when I know I am supported by my professional association.

Jackie Middleton BA MRT (T)


2011 Testimonials

August, 2011

 

I have been working on Master of Health Studies (MHS) courses on and off for several years, and decided to officially enter a MHS program in September 2009.  Managing an academic workload while working full time has been a challenge, but the knowledge that I have gained in many areas relating to our health care system (such as policy, program evaluation, and teaching) has already proved its value in my work as a radiation therapist and in my volunteer activities at the provincial and national level.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the CAMRT Foundation for their support of my studies through an educational grant this year.  It certainly helps to offset some of the financial burdens associated with graduate education

Sincerely,

Christine Baillie BSc, RTT


July 2011

Thanks to the Foundation so much for your generous support. It is times like this when I know why I am such a fan of all the hours you put in.

Great job, and thank you.

Fiona Mitchell DCRT, ACT, BSC (Hons), CMS, MA, FCAMRT


Aug 2011

I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for their generous grant towards my continuing education in MRI. I will be starting my MRI practicum in September 2011 and the financial help from the CAMRT has alleviated some of the stress and financial burden from taking a four month leave of absence from my full time job. Thank you very much for your support in helping me achieve my goal.

 Sincerely,

 Kristen Trenholm BHSc RTNM


Aug 2011

I am writing to express my gratitude for making the member grant possible. It will be a significant help in lightening the burden of paying for my tuition.

The CAMRT Foundation does excellent work in supporting the advancement of MRTs as a professional group. Lifelong learning is a crucial element to this advancement and having a bursary program specifically for MRTs who are striving to complete advanced education is a tremendous support. 

Not only does the bursary help me to finance my education, but I also feel honoured to be recognized for the hard work I put into my studies, and the volunteer support I give to my provincial and national associations.

Yours truly,

Julie Avery BSc, RTNM


Jun 2011

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the CAMRT Foundation for your generous support while I pursue my Masters degree in Health Sciences (Medical Radiation Sciences). This is the second monetary privilege that I have received from the CAMRTF and I am truly grateful. It is a very proud feeling to know that your association can show support for continuing education and promotion of learning.

I have been actively involved in volunteering at the MAMRT and on a working group for the CAMRT. With close to 4 years of experience as a radiation therapist, continuing my education and volunteering within the association I can truly say that I am enjoying the experiences that I have come across thus far.

With the support, both monetary and socially I can say that I really appreciate everything that the CAMRT and MAMRT have provided me.  Thank you again,

Best Regards

Nishala Goolcharan R.T. (T.), BSc.


Jul 2011

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation for the educational grant I received from the CAMRTF.  The grant will cover a significant amount of my tuition.  It is so refreshing and encouraging to have such a supportive group as the CAMRTF backing my education.  As an employee and as an individual seeking continual educational and personal growth, I am proud to be a part of the CAMRT of whom has an agenda supportive in the continuing education of its’ members.

In such an evolving industry as radiotherapy it is important to keep abreast of new and up and coming technologies.  Again, my sincere thanks to the CAMRTF for supporting me in my efforts at becoming the best I can be in my chosen profession.  I am proud to say that I am the official new recipient of a Bachelor of Human Science Degree.

Sincerely,

Rhea Garraway, RTT


Jul 2011

I would like to thank the CAMRT Foundation for your generosity and support towards my future educational endeavours. I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Post Diploma Program majoring in Human Sciences at Athabasca University. I have recently commenced this program and am extremely grateful for the financial support the CAMRT Foundation has provided me. This is the first monetary privilege I have received and do not think I would be able to take on the task of completing my degree if I did not have the aid from the CAMRT Foundation.

I look forward to putting my skills to use by volunteering for the CAMRT as well as the MAMRT over the next few years. To help support these associations as they help support me on my educational journey.

Sincerely,

Renee Gentes  R.T. (T.)


Nov 2011

“Leaders of Tomorrow” scholarship which was presented to me is something that I am grateful for and will always appreciate. It will be a drive to succeed, not just in my academic pursuit while in school but also in my career pursuit. It does not only help me with my finances but it recognizes and believes in my achievements as a student leader. Scholarships like this are what students as I appreciate because it

This scholarship, of which I appreciate, takes me a step further to realizing my dream as a researcher, who will influence tomorrow’s research and work with different sectors of the science field including energy; which is a growing field.

I live today not just as a technologist but as a community leader and a resource person. I know that with this scholarship, I can start creating awareness of the importance of community involvement despite field of study.

Thanks,

Ugochukwu Ifesi


Jan 2011

I would like to sincerely thank the CAMRT Foundation committee for awarding me a Member’s Grant again this year.

I am just over half way through a 6-year part-time program to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences. Because I am studying by distance education, I am not eligible for the usual sources of tuition support. Therefore, the funds from the CAMRT Foundation Member’s grant have saved me from significant financial hardship while pursuing my PhD.

I applaud the CAMRT Foundation for providing such a valuable service to its membership. The application process is short and straightforward, and I would encourage any radiation therapist considering higher education to apply for this fantastic resource. These funds will remove the financial barrier from many members who would like to embark upon life-long learning experiences of all kinds. This will undoubtedly result in substantial enrichment of the whole profession as well as its individual practitioners.

Yours Sincerely
Tara Rosewall MRT(T), MSc.


2010 Testimonials

Dec 2010

Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Radiography degree program offered at the University of New Brunswick I was offered a fulltime MRI technologist position on the condition of obtaining and NRI certificate prior to the end of 2010. As a recent graduate my financial stability was questionable, however, the benefit of a full time position was extremely desirable.

I enrolled in the MRI Program at Red River College in Winnipeg. I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by Saint John Regional Hospital; however their contributions were not enough to cover all of my expenses.

The monetary assistance received by the CAMRT Foundation allowed me to complete the necessary requirements. Without this generous contribution I would not been able to further my education and achieve my second discipline certificate in MRI.

Sincerely,
Jenny Wright BHSc, RTR, RTMR


December 2010

I would like to extend thanks to the CAMRT for granting me the 2009 Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship during my radiation therapy training at CancerCare Manitoba. This generous grant had enabled me to take time off work and focus more attention on school.

Many post secondary students support themselves financially during their studies and it is through financial aid and bursaries that this burden is minimized. It is comforting to know that the CAMRT recognizes this struggle and supports MRT students, and it is with great pride that I represent this association.

Sincerely,
Tessa Erjavec (B.Sc.)


Dec 2010

I would like to sincerely thank the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (C.A.M.R.T.) Foundation so much for choosing me as the recipient of the 2010 “Leaders of Tomorrow” Scholarship.

As a second year student, I have found at times it has been difficult to maintain a balance between work and school. This scholarship was a great help in paying for my second year tuition. I am very appreciative of the monetary and professional support the C.A.M.R.T. has provided to me.

Thanks again,
Jayne Bieber


December 2010

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the CAMRT Foundation for their support of my Masters program. The pursuit of a Masters degree requires a significant commitment, both in terms of time and finances. Maintaining a balance between work and studies can be challenging but I strongly believe the rewards to the patients we serve are well worth the effort

As a member of the CAMRT I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the provincial and national level. The people I have met along the way have only served to further instil pride in my profession. The dedication and commitment that our members show to the profession, lifelong learning and to our patients is extraordinary. I believe the support of the Foundation is a driving force behind this spirit and that it is serving to further our profession.

Once again, I would like to say a huge thank you to the CAMRT Foundation for supporting my education endeavours. I look forward to working with the CAMRT and the Foundation in the future.

Sincerely,
Jill Sutherland, BSc, RTT


November 2010

A little over 2 years ago I embarked on the daunting but exciting journey of completing a Masters Degree in Radiation Therapy. I have now completed all my courses and look forward to finishin

As a long time volunteer for the OAMRT at both the section and the Board level, I applied to the CAMRTF for a grant to help cover my expenses every year. Through the generosity of the CAMRTF, I was able to cover approximately half of the cost of my degree program. This certainly relieved some of my financial concerns and allowed me to focus more on the academic challenges I faced.

Our professional associations could not exist without the many volunteers that keep them going. I thank the CAMRTF for acknowledging my volunteer contributions and supporting me through this journey.

Sincerely,
Linda Bunch


November 2010

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the CAMRT Foundation for your generous support while I pursuit my Masters degree in Health Sciences (Medical Radiation Sciences).

With 3 years of experience as a radiation therapist, continuing my education and volunteering within the association I can truly say that I am experiencing more than I bargained for. These steps have provided me with an overwhelming degree of satisfaction as I truly enjoy working as a medical radiation technologist.

With the support, both monetary and socially I can say that I really appreciate everything that the CAMRT and MAMRT have provided me. Thank you again,

Best Regards
Nishala Goolcharan R.T.(T.), BSc.


November 2010

I would like to first begin by expressing my sincere thanks to the CAMRT Foundation for considering and approving my 2008 application for an educational grant. The grant was utilized to assist in my educational studies at Sheffield Hallam University where I am enrolled in the Masters in Radiation Oncology program.

The module that I took and completed with the assistance of the CAMRT Foundation Grant was titled “Portal Imaging”. It was an intensive module that focused on the various imaging modalities used in radiotherapy departments including historical technologies and future state systems.

I found the course to be challenging, educational and a great opportunity to network and interact with radiation therapist from many countries. Again, thank you so much for the grant and the great help it is to my pursuit of my Masters.

Many Thanks
Carol-Anne Davis, RTT, ACT, DHSA, BSc


August 2010

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for your generosity in providing this award. I am happy to have been selected as one of this year’s recipient for the member grant and it will be a significant help in lightening the burden of paying for my tuition.

I have been a MRT for 20 years and have been aware of the Foundation and some of its work but was unaware of the grant program until last spring. I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and having a bursary program specifically for MRTs who are striving to complete advanced education is a tremendous support both financially and psychologically.

Not only does this bursary help me to finance my education, but I also feel honored to be recognized for the hard work I put into my studies, and the volunteer support I give to my provincial and national associations. The grants that are offered through the CAMRT foundation assist many students to pursue their career goals. Thank you for making the grant possible.

Yours truly,
Julie Avery BSc, RTNM


July 2010

I am delighted and grateful that I was recently awarded a member's grant from the CAMRT Foundation. I recently chose to return to school as a full time graduate student. I am completing a thesis-based Master of Science degree at the University of Toronto.

That is why I am grateful the Foundation offers these member's grants. Not only can they benefit the individual technologist by supporting their ongoing education endeavors, but when the grants are put towards research activities they can advance the science and practice of radiation technology, for the benefit of the whole profession.

I hope that the Foundation continues to support its members in this manner in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Velec, BSc, MRT(T)


2009 Testimonials

July 2009

They do say what goes around comes around….

Please accept my heartfelt thank you for the financial support received from the CAMRT Foundation to support my studies at Royal Roads University in Victoria BC. I am now enrolled in the 2 year program, Masters in Art in Leadership with specialization in health.

I have been a very active member in my provincial association, the CAMRT, and of the CAMRT Foundation itself, having served on the Board for several years. It was during that time that I became aware of so many other members who were continuing their studies, and of the endless possibilities opening up to our profession to pursue continuing education. The past recipients of Foundation grants have been my inspiration to once again return to life as a student.

Thank you to all those CAMRT members who continue to support the Foundation through fundraising activities and other events. It is each of you who enable the Foundation to support each of us!

Sincerely,
Chris Zeller


July 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the CAMRT Foundation for the generous grant of $1500 that will be used to cover a portion of my MSc in Radiotherapy and Oncology.

Professional development is an essential requirement of any profession. The CAMRT plays an important role by developing courses specific to medical radiation technologists and by providing financial support to CAMRT members. There are many challenges to staff who are involved in professional development and finding the funds to pay for courses is certainly one of these challenges. The financial support from the CAMRT Foundation is available to all members of the CAMRT. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the application process for this funding was relatively straightforward and the guidelines were clear and unambiguous.

Thank you again for the financial assistance that has helped me in the completion of my Masters course. I look forward to continuing my membership of the CAMRT and reciprocating the support that you have provided.

Sincerely,
Neil A Mc Parland RTT, BSc, MSc (c)


July 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CAMRT Foundation for their generous support of my continuing education endeavour. Quite honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of support provided.

Education itself is an expensive enterprise, both in monetary measures as well as time commitment. While the Foundation grant obviously doesn’t help me complete the school work, it definitely provides piece of mind in paying for it. Importantly, it also provided assurance to the value of the education that I am pursuing.

Your support offered a measure of sustenance as I head into the ‘final lap’ of my program. So once again, thank you and thanks to all whom raise the funds to allow the Foundation to continue its good work.

Sincerely
Mike Darud


July 2009

All around us we see the bar being raised. Young people entering post-secondary education require higher grades than in the past. Many professions have raised entry-to-practice educational requirements. Employers are seeking employees with increased credentials.

My decision to pursue a Masters degree was founded on the ideal that professionals in the Radiological Sciences are also raising the bar. My CAMRT member colleagues who are raising the bar by continuing their education and research initiatives have helped inspire me to reach higher.

There is a price associated with raising the bar. The price is paid in varying amounts of three components: time, effort and money. I have learned it is an expensive endeavour to pursue a Masters degree. The CAMRT Foundation has generously provided a members grant to assist me with the financial cost associated with reaching higher to raise the bar.

Thank you for the generous financial contribution to assist my pursuit of a Master of Arts degree in Leadership with a Health Specialization.

Kind Regards,
Susan Fawcett

March 11, 2009

I would like to express again my sincere appreciation and thanks to the selection committee of the CAMRTF for their contribution towards my Masters Degree in Radiation Therapy. As an active member of both the CAMRT and the OAMRT, this financial assistance has strengthened my resolve to continue volunteering and promoting the profession of Medical Radiation Technology. I have now completed 30 credits towards my Masters (only 150 to go!) and this grant helped to cover the costs of my first year. Thank you again.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Bunch MRT(T) BSc

 

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