2017 CNFS Merit Scholarship recipients and CNFS representatives
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal
Last Thursday in Parliament, Alice Norquay, a Collège Boréal student enrolled in the Child and Youth Worker program, was awarded a merit scholarship by the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS).
For the past seven years, the CNFS has awarded merit scholarships to exemplary students enrolled in a French language post-secondary healthcare program offered by francophone or bilingual colleges and universities located in minority francophone communities all across the country.
According to her professors, Alice is a model student; she maintains an excellent academic track record and regularly participates in student activities. She is a member of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors as student representative. She also supports a number of causes and is a passionate advocate for the rights of the LGBTQ community. As a sports enthusiast and volunteer basketball coach, Alice serves as a positive role model for local youth. In addition, she is in the process of coordinating summer sports camps for children at Boréal’s Sudbury campus.
Through her experience in the healthcare field, Alice has seen first-hand the lack of available mental health resources in French, which she deems unacceptable. As such, she will be pursuing further education in order to better meet the psychosocial needs of French-speaking youth in minority francophone communities.
“Through her commitment to education and the francophone community, Alice brings honour to Collège Boréal and her future profession. On behalf of everyone here at Collège Boréal, I congratulate Alice and wish her great success in her future endeavours.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“Alice has all the qualities of a leader and is committed to improving the lives of francophone community members. Collège Boréal is very proud of this young and dedicated woman.”
Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services in six campuses and 37 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in three out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!
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