The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its Scholarship and Work Placement Program for Indigenous students and students with disabilities. The program reflects the Bank’s commitment to the diversity of people, ideas and disciplines by encouraging young Canadians to consider employment in fields related to the work of the central bank and assisting them in furthering their education.

The four successful applicants in 2017–18 are as follows:

  • Peter Brown, a fourth-year student, pursuing a double major in economics and global politics at Carleton University
  • Ellen Lambie Hamilton, a first-year communications student at Royal Roads University
  • Barton Loutit, a third-year student at Mount Royal University, pursuing a double major in business administration and finance and accounting
  • Michael Weatherford, a first-year information technology student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

“The Bank is committed to supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds as they further their education and pursue their goals,” said Governor Stephen S. Poloz. “I congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to the fresh perspectives they will bring to our workplace.”

Notes for editors:

  • The program awards a scholarship of $4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for tuition costs. Recipients have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer or part-time work placement at the Bank of Canada.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled full-time at a Canadian academic institution were eligible to apply.
  • The application period for next year’s scholarship will open later this year. For more information on the Scholarship and Work Placement Program, visit our website or email Scholarship@bankofcanada.ca.