IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 10, 2021) – Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has awarded the 2021 Laura Ulluriaq Gauthier Scholarship to Zan Tao of Iqaluit. Ms. Tao is starting her post-secondary education in the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies program at University of Waterloo.
“In light of a global pandemic, Ms. Tao has courageously chosen a challenging and important career path,” said the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for QEC. “I am proud to award the scholarship to a deserving candidate who continues to help Nunavummiut during unprecedented times.”
The corporation awards the $5000 scholarship annually to a promising Nunavut student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and commitment to community involvement. The scholarship pays tribute to Laura Ulluriaq Gauthier who was instrumental in the establishment of Nunavut’s own independent utility.
“QEC is honoured to congratulate Ms. Tao’s outstanding successes and dedication with the corporation’s annual scholarship,” said Rick Hunt, QEC’s President and CEO. “We wish her all the best as she continues her education in post-secondary school.”
Renee Boucher Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation