Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Student Education Bursaries 

Medical Student Bursaries

Qualified Medical students can apply for up to $100,000 in educational bursaries from Sun Country Health Region ($25,000/yr over 4 years). Approved bursaries are in exchange for a return-for-service agreement up to four years in a location specified by SCHR (1 year per $25,000 bursary).  Third and fourth year medical students and PGY1 & PGY2 Family Medicine residents are eligible. FM residents taking an "R3" program in anesthesia, general surgery or OB/Gyn may also be eligible.

Other "Hard to Recruit" Student Bursaries

Qualified health discipline students can apply for up to $20,000 (up to $5000/yr over 4 years) in educational bursaries from Sun Country Health Region.  Approved bursaries are in exchange for a maximum 2 years return-for-service agreement in a location specified by SCHR (full time equivalent). Eligible programs are: 

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Combined Lab/Xray Technologist
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Primary Care Paramedic/Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Responder ($1000 on a one-time basis)
  • Health Information Management Practitioner
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Accountant

(list is subject to change without notice depending on vacancies)

To Apply for SCHR Bursaries

Complete the appropriate SCHR Bursary Application (available at the bottom of this page) and return to the address below.  Applications are also available outside the HR office at the address below. 

Sun Country Health Region
Human Resources
Box 2003
808 Souris Valley Rd
Weyburn SK  S4H 2Z9
Tel: (306) 842-8728

Please submit your properly completed application with all required documents (including confirmation of enrollment) as early as possible to avoid processing delays and to ensure timely consideration (applications should be submitted prior to the start of your program year).  Applications received after completion of your educational program will not be considered. 

Please note that not all applications will be approved. Applications will be assessed on an individual basis and may be limited to such factors as projected supply/demand for the profession in SCHR and available number of bursaries.  Preference may be given to those who are willing to work in rural communities.