2014 Winners

CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship Winner

CHHA/CHHAF Foundation Scholarship 2014 was awarded to Rachel Jordan from Vancouver, BC who is a full time student completing a Master of Science & Audiology at the University of British Columbia. As a hard of hearing audiologist, she is looking forward to act as a liaison between audiologists and hard of hearing clients. As someone experiencing hearing loss she will be able to better understand her clients. She also hopes to help her colleagues better understand the complexities of hearing loss.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship Winner

The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar Family in memory of Frank Algar who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided dedication and outstanding service for many years to the work of the association. The 2014 Scholarship was awarded to Trevor Kezwer of Windsor, ON. He is currently a full time student, completing a Law degree at the University of Windsor. One of his passions is to help create a more humane society. It is important for Trevor to support marginalized communities. He wants future generations of Canadian children “particularly those with disabilities” to have the same opportunities to succeed as he had in his own life.

Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship Winner

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. The 2014 Scholarship went to Matt Friesen of Windsor, ON. Matt is a full time student completing a Master’s of Clinical Science in Audiology at Western University. He is convinced to best contribute to society through working with hard of hearing children. Matt also hopes to become a role-model for his paediatric patients.

MED-EL Scholarship Winner

The MED-EL Scholarship is the newest scholarship recently created early in 2013. The 2014 Scholarship went to Marie-Andrée Boivin of Montreal, QC. Marie-Andrée is a full-time student at Université du Québec in Montreal. She is completing a Master’s degree in Communication (Experimental Media). Marie-Andrée describes herself as an idealistic person who believes in the individual and collective actions are needed to improve living conditions and the respect of human rights.