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  Dartmouth resident Jayne Robar has been named as the first
  recipient of the Women in Engineering Scholarship.
  Deputy Premier Bill Gillis recognized Ms. Robar this morning
  at ceremonies held at Province House marking the National
  Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  The renewable $5,000 scholarship for women engineering
  students at the Technical University of Nova Scotia was
  established by the province on Dec. 6, 1994 to honour the
  victims of the Montreal Massacre and to support women
  students pursuing a degree in engineering.
  Noting that today marks the sixth anniversary of the
  tragedy, Dr. Gillis said the scholarship signifies the
  province's commitment to marking the anniversary as a day of
  reflection and recommitment to the elimination of violence
  against women.
  A graduate of Prince Andrew High School where she became
  interested in mathematics and physics, Ms. Robar studied
  towards her diploma in engineering at the University of
  Prince Edward Island. She was a scholarship winner,
  vice-president of the UPEI Engineering Society in her third
  year, co-editor of the student engineering newsletter. She
  attended the 27th annual Canadian Congress of Engineering
  Students and received the award for the third year student
  with the highest aggregate average after three years of
  Since coming to TUNS this fall, she has been chosen her
  class rep in the Mechanical Engineering Society and is the
  correspondence coordinator for Project Magazine, the
  publication of the National Engineering Students.
  Applicants for the scholarship apply to the TUNS
  scholarships and awards committee, which makes the final
  Joining Mr. Gillis in offering the province's
  congratulations were Eleanor Norrie, Minister, responsible
  for the Status of Women, and Dr. Janet E. Halliwell, chair
  of the Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education.
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  Contact: Elizabeth Ann Macdonald  902-424-5892
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