Creating a legacy for rural well-being

A prominent Pincher Creek, Alberta family, along with physicians from a local clinic, have established a pair of University of Lethbridge awards that invest in the next generation of students and the health and well-being of their community.

Drs. Beverly (BSc ’03) and Tracy Burton (BSc ’03), both physicians practising in Pincher Creek, together with their mother Christine (BEd ’74, Diploma in Education ’78), a retired science teacher, have created the Burton Family Bursary for Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to encourage young women to explore STEM fields, particularly students who intend to pursue a career in health or medicine.

In addition Tracy and Beverly, along with their fellow physicians at the Associate Clinic, have established the Pincher Creek and Piikani Health and Medical Scholarship for a continuing ULethbridge undergraduate student from Pincher Creek or the Piikani Nation in any degree program who is intending to pursue a career in a health or medical field.

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