2018 OEN Scholarship Awards

The Ontario Energy Network is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2018 scholarships. Our winners are all outstanding young people that have already spent some rewarding time working in the energy sector. Isabelle Fortin, a second year Electrical Engineering Technology student at Cambrian College, is the winner of our 2018 OEN Women in Energy Scholarship; Isaac Vanberkel, a second year Electrical Technician student at Loyalist College, is the OEN Indigenous Energy Scholarship winner; and Yufeng Ye, a fourth year Engineering Science student at University of Toronto, has been awarded the 2018 OEN Sustainable Development Scholarship.

The winner of the 2018 OEN Women in Energy Scholarship, Isabelle Fortin, has worked as a co-op student with Boart Longyear as well as with a local electrician. Isabelle is a second year Electrical Engineering Technology student at Cambrian College, where she has maintained an academic average of 80%+. She is also a Volunteer Firefighter in Cayse Township. Isabelle is interested in pursuing an electrical trade upon her graduation in 2020.

The winner of the 2018 OEN Indigenous Energy Scholarship is Isaac Vanberkel, a second year Electrical Technician student at Loyalist College. Isaac worked the past summer as a co-op student at Hydro One and is interested in pursuing a career in electricity distribution, perhaps as a Meter Technician. He has travelled across the country with the non-profit organization Live Different and volunteered with the Community Policing program in Belleville. While at Loyalist College Isaac has achieved average grades in the high 80s.

The winner of the 2018 OEN Sustainable Development Scholarship is Yufeng Ye, a fourth year Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto. Yufeng is a passionate environmentalist with a keen interest in renewable energy. He has interned at the Advanced Photovoltaics and Devices group at the university and has ambitious plans to pursue a PhD. While at the University of Toronto Yufeng has maintained an academic average of 85%+.