July 29, 2021: Congratulations, Kerry Gardner! Big Lakes County Council selected Ms. Gardner as the recipient of the 2021 Return of Service Bursary. This $3,000 bursary was established to provide post-secondary graduates with an incentive to use their skills and expertise within Big Lakes County following their graduation.
Ms. Gardner will be starting the Medical Radiography Technology (MRAD) program in the fall of 2021 in British Colombia at the College of New Caledonia. Ms. Gardner is one of 18 students who are accepted into the MRAD program each fall semester. The program is 24 months long and teaches students how to perform X-rays. Students also gain expert knowledge in a wide range of accessory equipment while learning to provide excellent patient care and quality control in occasionally high-stress environments that require both teamwork and problem-solving.
After passing the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist Exam, Ms. Gardner hopes to work in the community at the High Prairie Health Complex.
For more details regarding the Return of Service Bursary, please visit the Grants page on our website.
Bronte Collett, Communications Coordinator
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