24 September 2014
More than $50,000 handed out in scholarships
OTTAWA—The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has awarded $52,500 to students for the current school year. $15,000 was awarded to nine new students enrolled in the first year of approved study and $37,500 was given to 30 students who are continuing their education.

The funds board of trustees recently created the Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarship, valued at $5,000 for students that exhibit a high level of talent. Samantha Tully will be attending Ryerson University in September at the School of Graphic Communications Management and is this year’s Warren Wilkins recipient.

The CPISTF began in 1971 and is funded by firms and individuals in the printing industry. Its aim is to attract a younger generation to the industry by providing financial assistance to those enrolled in a graphics arts management or technical program and must show a commitment to pursue a career in printing.

The board of trustees consists of the following leaders in the Canadian printing industry:
  • Richard Armstrong, Heidelberg Canada, Mississauga ON
  • Mary Black, Mary Black Recruiting, Toronto
  • Tom Blockberger, Vancouver
  • Bruce Bond, Toronto
  • Wayne Burroughs (Treasurer), Burlington ON
  • Bob Cockerill, Schawk Canada, Mississauga ON
  • Don Gain (chairman), Harmony Printing, Toronto
  • Michael Hill, Mississauga ON
  • Sean Murray, Advocate Printing and Publishing, Pictou, NS
  • Rob Young, Pollard Banknote Limited, Winnipeg
  • Ron Schroder, Canadian Flexographic Training Committee,
  • Jeff Taylor, Hemlock Printers Ltd., Burnaby BC
  • Warren Wilkins (Past Chairman), Richmond Hill ON
  • Willy Wilkins, Richmond Hill, ON
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