Support flows in for two OC Water Engineering Technology students

By College Relations | April 26, 2021

 Photo credit: WSABC. Kyra Marsden receives a $1,000 scholarship from lifetime WSABC member Bruce Wilson
Photo credit: WSABC. OC student Kyra Marsden receives a $1,000 scholarship

The Water Supply Association of B.C. turned on the taps to support for two Okanagan College Water Engineering Technology (WET) students in April. 

Kyra Marsden and Kyle Giesbrecht are the recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the Association. In her award application, Marsden noted that currently in B.C., only 8% of the operators in the water and wastewater fields are women. She is aiming to change that by landing a career in water treatment.

Kyle Giesbrecht receives a $1,000 WSABC scholarship

Kyle Giesbrecht says he initially had doubts going into the program, but his hard work and perseverance has earned him standing on the Dean’s List twice. Giesbrecht, who self-identifies as Indigenous, noted that his goal is to take his skills, knowledge and work experiences and apply them to help those First Nations communities in B.C. and Canada that struggle with having clean drinking water. 

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