The E.R.I. Group has announced this year’s winners of the Richard Miller Education Award. The award, which provides financial assistance to individuals who wish to further their education or training, has been presented to applicants from E.R.I. member companies for the past 18 years.
Ashton Aumen, Michaela Rowlinson, Carson McComb, Jackson Blonde, Marie-Pier Bélanger and Rylie Powell were each presented with a $1,000 award to help further their education. The E.R.I. Group applauds all of the applicants this year for furthering their training or education.
Aumen, of Duncan, British Columbia, is attending her second year of undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria. Aumen is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences and will be applying to the Recreation and Health Education program in the spring of 2019.
Rowlinson, of Edmonton, Alberta, is enrolled in her second year of a four-year program at the University of Alberta for the study of kinesiology. She hopes to apply her degree towards her chosen career as a kinesiologist.
McComb, of Brandon, Manitoba, is attending his first year of a four-year program at Brandon University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in science. Following his undergraduate studies, McComb is planning on continuing his education at medical school to become a Doctor of Medicine, possibly specializing in sports medicine.
Blonde, of Chatham, Ontario, has completed his Bachelor of Science degree specializing in neuroscience. He is entering his first year of a four-year Doctor of Medicine program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.
Bélanger, of Montréal, Québec, is entering her final term in the bachelor’s of Sociology program at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Her goal is to pursue a career in teaching.
Powell, of Collina, New Brunswick, is enrolled in her first year of a three-year program of dental hygiene and health sciences at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She is hoping to achieve her goal of pursuing a career as a dental hygienist.