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Four young women receive Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship

TORONTO, March 8, 2021 – The Northern Lights Aero Foundation and Air Canada are pleased to announce four 2020 Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship recipients. They are: Urooj Ali, Toronto, Ontario; Kahina Gagnon, Bromont, Quebec; Winnie Ho, Scarborough, Ontario; and Caitlyn Lam, Richmond, British Columbia; with each receiving $5,000.

Urooj, in her second year of Geography and Aviation at the University of Waterloo, is completing her Commercial Pilot License at Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.

Kahina is beginning her multi-engine and instrument ratings, while studying Air Transport Management with the University of Quebec, Chicoutimi.

Winnie is a third year Science and Aviation student at the University of Waterloo, working towards her Commercial Pilot License at the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.

Caitlyn, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree, is pursuing her Commercial Pilot License in Richmond, B.C.

All four have demonstrated not only determination and excellence in their own training, but also a desire to mentor and encourage other women in aviation.

This is the second year that Air Canada has provided this scholarship, which targets women who are Canadian citizens and who are enrolled in a fixed wing aviation flight program at a college, university, or flight school, or an aircraft repair and maintenance program anywhere in Canada.

“After such a difficult year, it is especially uplifting and encouraging to see these four young women determinedly pursuing their dreams in aviation. Their accomplishments to date are outstanding, as is their desire to inspire and assist others. Air Canada made it possible for me to experience the most amazing career in the world, and I am grateful for their encouragement of other women in their passion for aviation,” said Judy Cameron, Boeing 777 Captain at Air Canada (retired), and Director, Northern Lights Aero Foundation.

The Northern Lights Aero Foundation inspires and encourages Canadian women in aviation and aerospace with mentorship, scholarships, a speakers bureau and an annual award event.

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