Denis Racine Student Bursary
Denis Racine was a prominent figure in Victoria's public relations community and a strong mentor for youth. He was president of both CPRS-VI and CPRS National as well as Tournament Director for the Times Colonist Open and an advisor for the University of Victoria. This $1,000 bursary is awarded annually to a CPRS-VI student member who lives on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, is registered in a communications-based post-secondary educational program, and has completed three or more courses.
At least one bursary is awarded each year. The successful recipient will be expected to write a thank you note to Denis Racine’s family as well as be invited to write a CPRS-VI blog post for future promotional purposes.
2019-2020 Neal Tougas
2018-2019 Paula Duncan
2017-18 Chelsea Rutherford
2016-17 Nicki Reich and Melanie Kilpatrick
2015-16 Tania Jacobs
2014-15 Herkamal Brar and Jennifer Beaupre
2013-14 Tedi Vermeulen
2012-13 Evan Quinn and Brennan MacDonald
2011-12 Lyndi Shaw and Christina Southern
2010-11 Michelle May
2009-10 Lindsay Nicole McPherson