The First Hilary M. Weston Scholarship Awarded
Ontario Government Supports Graduate Students In Mental Health Studies
Two social work students are receiving the first Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for outstanding academic achievements in mental health studies at the graduate level.
Alan McLuckie of Newcastle, a PhD student at the University of Toronto specializing in children's mental health and Bharati Sethi of Brantford, a Master of Social Work student at Wilfrid Laurier University researching the mental health issues of immigrant women, will each receive a $7,500 scholarship.
The Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Michael Chan will join former Lieutenant Governor Hilary Weston to present the awards today at 4 p.m. at Queen's Park.
The McGuinty government is pleased to support this important program in honour of Mrs. Weston's term as Ontario's 26th Lieutenant Governor.
- One in five people in Ontario will experience a mental illness at some point in his or her lifetime.
- Mental illness affects people of all ages, in all kinds of jobs and at all educational levels.
“Through their many community and academic achievements, these two outstanding students are helping to de-stigmatize mental illness. Their deep concern for individuals and families affected by mental health issues and their service to others continue to change the lives of so many people.”
“Helping students succeed is a part of the Ontario government’s plan to strengthen our economy. It also enables capable students to make a significant contribution to society and our healthcare system.”