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Rothesay scholarship duo fly out to Canada

Baird of Bute Society president Chris Markwell with Joshua McFadden and Bonnie Caldwell, the first winners of the organisation's Canadian Science Scholarship.

Baird of Bute Society president Chris Markwell with Joshua McFadden and Bonnie Caldwell, the first winners of the organisation's Canadian Science Scholarship.

 

Two Rothesay Academy pupils are flying to Canada this weekend as they prepare to spend three weeks in and around Toronto as part of a ground-breaking science scholarship.

Bonnie Caldwell and Joshua McFadden were named last month as the winners of the inaugural Baird of Bute Canadian Science Scholarship.

They’ll spend time working with Professor Patrick Gunning, who hails from Bute and is gaining global recognition for his work at the University of Toronto on a new cancer treatment drug, and Dr Hazel Markwell, who works at St Michael’s Hospital, the largest in Canada, and has a home on Bute.

The pair will also spend time at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in the city and will have a chance to do the ‘tourist’ bit with visits to the CN Tower, the Niagara Falls and perhaps even a baseball game.

We’ll be following Bonnie and Josh’s progress throughout their time in Canada, both in print and online - don’t miss it!

 

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