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News & Announcements: 2011 Scholarship and QBMAYI

QBMA Scholarship

Instructions on the application process can be found here.  The application deadline is June 30th 2011 at 4pm.

QBMA Youth Initiative 

Learn more about the activities of the Youth Initiative group.

The QBMAYI caught up with previous members and past scholarship recipients to get their testimonials. They kindly accepted to share their experiences and advice. Click here to watch the videos

Message From The President Dr. Elrie C. Tucker

The Quebec Black Medical Association celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Most business analysts  are of the opinion that the hurdles of the first three to five years are crucial in the life of any new venture. Not only did the QBMA succeed in the crossing of the “five year” barrier but it also managed to make its way to the end of a second decade.

In those past twenty years, the QBMA has helped close to 500 bright, motivated and socially involved young people to have access to various careers in the field of health care. Many of them are now active in direct care or in research within universities or private firms. The Quebec Black Medical Association was happy and proud to help them realize their dreams of a worthy career.

There are multiple reasons for a success of such a magnitude. First, I must thank all the pioneers, those of my colleagues who have sufficiently believed in this project to put their reputation on the line and join the very first Board of Directors. They have devoted countless time and energy to help start and run the QBMA. Many of them still serve on the Board while others continue to help otherwise.

My gratitude also goes to all those high level representatives from the private and public sectors who spontaneously and generously accepted to be our first financial contributors. All we could provide then was our goodwill and a true analysis of the hardships visible minorities have, and still are confronted with. Our audacity in contacting them along with their trust in this new unknown organization were two ingredients that permitted the QBMA’s inception.

Message from Michael Cloutier, President and CEO, AstraZeneca Canada

It was a great pleasure for me to have attended the QBMA dinner last May [2008], and I would like to thank you for your kind invitation. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet QBMA members that made this exciting program possible, as you deliver on your promise of financial assistance to deserving young people. As well, it was exciting to have an opportunity to speak with so many enthusiastic young medical students. 

Your organisation is a real inspiration.The QBMA has created a living legacy that can be seen, each and everyday, in the lives of the students who that have participated in the scholarship program.

It’s not just the scholarship winners that benefit. As they graduate and enter the profession, they strengthen Quebec’s health care system, improving patients’ access to care. Most importantly, as they continue in their practices they become pillars of the community – role models for the generations to follow.
That’s why I feel so privileged have been a part of your celebration.
 
Michael S. Cloutier
President and CEO, AstraZeneca Canada
 

Message from the Honorable Senator, Lucie Pepin

 

On Friday evening, May 13 (2006), in Montreal, I had the privilege of attending the scholarship award ceremony of the Quebec Black Medical Association. For the past 14 years, this association, under the leadership of Dr. E.C. Tucker, has provided assistance to hundreds of black students in pursuing careers in the health field. These scholarships have made it possible for top black health sciences students at the college or university level to complete their studies or research projects.

This initiative must be lauded and supported. The Quebec Black Medical Association does more than enable talented young people from the Black community to pursue careers as health professionals. Through this initiative, the association also helps to advance medical practice and research in Quebec and contributes to the vitality of the health care system that is so important to us.

I was delighted to attend the awards evening with all those young people who, are determined to follow in the footsteps of eminent Black members of Quebec's medical community.

This year's recipients are: Hope Makena, Afekwo Mbonu, Chandecia Walker, Bianca Moyo, Sabrina Fowlkes, Ony Nnorom, Amanda Beyde, Sithembinkosi Bheka, Yolanda Penalba, Leslie-Ann Stewart, Latoya Campbell, Tamara Gafoor, Petrina Kamya, Summer Marie Joseph, Jacob Cookey, Freda Omaswa, Sonja Damika Lue, Sophia Koukoui, Shari-Ann Webley and Tiffany Alexander.

These young doctors and researchers in training are the future of our country, and at the same time ambassadors of their community, in these times when racial prejudice is still with us.

I am sure that these young people will be the next generation of health professionals and, as I told them during the ceremony, I will be able to sleep soundly now that I know replacements are on the way. I congratulate all these future leaders and wish them much success.

The Honorable Senator, Lucie Pepin

 

Message from The Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities: Yolande James

 

The Quebec Black Medical Association is dedicated to promoting higher education and offering young people in the Black communities the financial assistance they need to pursue their studies.  In this way, it is contributing to the initiatives of the Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles, which seeks, in particular, to foster the full participation of all citizens in Quebec society.

I would like to extend my best wishes for success to the award winners at the 2008 Gala and to thank the Association's partners for enabling these young women and men to achieve their ideals.

Yolande James, Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities (2007-2010) 

Message from the Honorable Lucie Pépin

For the past 14 years, this association, under the leadership of Dr. E.C. Tucker, has provided assistance to hundreds of black students in pursuing careers in the health field. These scholarships have made it possible for top black health sciences students at the college or university level to complete their studies or research projects.

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Ministre de la Santé et des services sociaux du Québec

Notre système de santé repose sur la contribution et la participation de tous les citoyens, et je compte sur l’apport indispensable des personnes noires pour bâtir à l’image du Québec: accueillant, ouvert et équitable. 

Philippe Couillard Ministre de la Santé et des services sociaux du Québec

 

 

 

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Thank you QBMA!

It's a great and wonderful way to help those who are in need. As we all know, the cost of books can be very expensive. This is my way of saying thank you to the QBMA; I am grateful for the help they provided Tiffany in an needful time. Thank you very much once again. Keep up the good work!                                            

 Brenda St-Cyr, Parent of QBMA Scholarship Recipient