Educational Opportunities

NSAMRT Awards

Updated: February 2017

The NSAMRT awards program is currently undergoing revision. This year the following awards will be given out:

President's Bursary

Jan Musselman Award of Excellence

President's Bursaries (2)

Executive Councilís Education Bursaries (2)

All deadlines have been extended to March 15th

Jan Musselman Award of Excellence

Submission Deadline: March 15th

This award is presented to a nominated individual who demonstrates genuine dedication to their profession and community. This dedication is exemplified in the promotion and advocacy of their profession; one who has encouraged, inspired, motivated and supported others to take leadership and volunteer roles. In addition, they have made valuable contributions to the greater community through volunteering and involvement, giving their time, energy and commitment to enhancing the lives of others.

Nominees for this award will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years NSAMRT membership
  • Current NSAMRT membership
  • Profession-related volunteer experience at the provincial and/or national level
  • ACommunity based volunteer experience (Red Cross, Church groups, Coaching etc...)
  • Demonstrated history of participatory role in supporting the promotion and inclusion of professional education
  • Proven professional leadership skills. As demonstrated through activities such as mentoring of colleagues and students
  • Being an example of respect, integrity and professionalism
  • Being current and sharing association news and educational/volunteer opportunities
  • Promoting a positive, collaborative working environment

Jan Musselman was a true professional and steadfast advocate for medical radiation technologists. Throughout her 40+ year career, she volunteered on a tremendous number of education, departmental, provincial and national committees as well as being an active volunteer in her community. Jan loved to root out the strengths of others and encourage MRTs to challenge themselves, the status quo, and to actualize one's potential. This award is presented in her honour to an individual who exemplifies these qualities.

Award: Nova Scotia Crystal Vase valued at $500.

*This is intended as an annual award. However, if in any year no appropriate nomination is received, the award will not be presented.

Presidentís Bursary

Submission Deadline: March 15th

This award was established to provide financial assistance to members attending the CAMRT Annual Conference. There is a maximum of two bursaries awarded annually in the amount of $500 to the applicants who will benefit most from attendance at the conference.

The competition is open to all members currently employed in the field of medical radiation technology except salaried employees of the Association and current Council members. Applicants must submit a short letter to the Executive outlining why the candidate is deserving of the bursary and include their name, address, discipline, employer, years in the profession and a list of seminars attended in the last three years. Applicants must disclose all sources and amounts of financial support they will be receiving for the conference.

Judging is performed by the members of Council with special consideration to those who have shown interest and participation in the NSAMRT, and continuing education and who have no funding to attend. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1st and the name will be announced at the Annual General Meeting, as well as provided to the department head/administrator of their institution.

The successful applicant must submit a written report to the Council by September 1st of that same year.

Executive Councilís Education Bursaries

Submission Deadline: March15th

This award was established to offer financial assistance for Medical Radiation Technologists to attend the NSAMRT Annual General Conference. There is a maximum of three bursaries awarded annually in the amount of $150.

The competition is open to members currently employed in the field of medical radiation technology except those members receiving funding from their employer to attend. Applicants must submit a short letter to the Executive stating why attendance at the Annual General Conference is important and include their name, address, discipline, number of years in the profession and their employer

Judging is performed by members of the Executive with special preference shown to applicants who have or will make a contribution to the NSAMRT. Successful applicant will be notified by April 1st and the name of this applicant will be announced at the Annual General Meeting. The successful applicant must also submit proof of registration from the Annual General Conference to the Council within one month following the conference.

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