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November 15: last deadline for HSPBA Bill 29 Education Fund for HSA Members

Notice to HSA members of the Health Science Professional Bargaining Association:

From February 2008 to date, the HSPBA Bill 29 Education Fund has provided bursaries to more than 600 HSA members, supporting education ranging from one-day professional development courses to Masters and PhD programs.

This funding arose out of the unions negotiated settlement flowing from the Supreme Court of Canada decision that certain sections of Bill 29 were unconstitutional. This was one-time funding.

Many HSA members are pursuing professional development opportunities through this fund; however, the union has received many more applications to the fund than was anticipated.  As the unions priority is to distribute funds to HSA members in a timely manner, a deadline has been established to disperse the remaining funds to members pursuing professional development.

The final deadline for applications to the fund will be November 15, 2009.

Applicants to this last deadline should be aware that as remaining funds are limited, the union does not anticipate being able to fully cover educational and related expenses to all applicants.

For more information, and to download the application form, see HSAs website:

www.hsabc.org > Members services > Education programs > Scholarships and bursaries

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