There are few feelings greater than seeing a pediatric brain tumour patient overcome their diagnosis and pursue their life goals. It exemplifies hope, and the promise of bigger, better things.
At Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, we want to do everything we can for our young community members. Living with a brain tumour and the after-effects of treatment aren’t easy, and neither is making the jump to post-secondary education.
Our Youth Education Awards are here to help, and this year we are proud to announce EIGHT recipients!
Amy Adams from Delta, British Columbia is pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia.
Diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma at age 11.
Generously funded by R. Angus King Legacy Fund.
Bailey Edwards from Mississauga, Ontario is studying Environmental Engineering at University of Northern British Columbia.
Diagnosed with a Anaplastic Astrocytoma at age 20.
Generously funded by Bruce Power.
Caden Nurse from Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science at Acadia University.
Diagnosed with an Astrocytoma at age 16.
Generously funded in honour of Susan Marshall.
Coen Knockaert from Winnipeg, Manitoba is pursuing the University 1 Program at the University of Manitoba.
Diagnosed with a CNS Germinoma at age 12.
Generously funded by Phyllis Retty.
Garrett Oakes from Holmesville, New Brunswick is pursuing a Bachelor of Health at the University of New Brunswick.
Diagnosed with a Ependymoma at age 2.
Generously funded by the Newhouse Family.
Illyria Volcansek from Hamilton, Ontario is pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph.
Diagnosed with a CNS Germinoma at age 11.
Generously funded by Andrew Campbell Youth Leadership Foundation.
Dereck Lau from LaSalle, Ontario is studying Engineering at the University of Windsor.
Diagnosed with a Low Grade Glioma at age 11.
Generously funded by Deys Fabricating.
Anonymous from Mississauga, Ontario is studying at the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Diagnosed with a Brain Tumour at age 18.
Generously funded by Deys Fabricating
Congratulations to all of our recipients, and all the best in your studies.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we know you will all accomplish great things!