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    CEO: Joelle Foster

    441 – 100 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6G2• P: 204-262-6400

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    President: Shane Li

    24 Aberdeen Avenue
    Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0 • P: 204-753-5170

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    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

    125 Adelaide Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4 • P: 204-799-2033

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    University College of the North
    436-7th Street East, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
    (204) 623-0311

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North Forge Announces 2019/20 Indigenous Youth Scholarship Recipients

We are very pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the North Forge Indigenous Youth Scholarship for 2019/2020 – Christopher Kematch and Gregory Meconse

The scholarship was created to provide two young people between the ages of 18–24 access to the North Forge Fabrication Lab at no cost and give them the opportunity to learn from our in-house mentors for one year.  Training courses at North Forge will assist the scholarship recipients in learning new skills such as CAD, Corel Draw, CNC, laser cutting, woodworking, electronics and 3D printing. 

Christopher Kematch was one of our scholarship recipients last year and made approximately 24 prototypes during his time at the Fab Lab. His scholarship was extended for a second year so he can refine his prototypes and focus more on launching his business. “The renewal has taken some stress off my mind as now I’m not being pushed to a deadline anymore. The plan is the same, to continue making more designs and slowly build a catalogue of items for sale,” says Kematch. You can read more about Christopher and the ways he’s utilizing his scholarship here

Gregory Meconse is a 23-year-old student at the University of Winnipeg with placement employment at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. He is working on a number of projects including soccer camps and fitness training for indigenous youth. Gregory is planning on making use of the mentors and training at the Fabrication Lab to build awards for the participants in his programs. 

“When a diverse group of members come together, new ideas are formed,” says Marney Stapley. “At North Forge, we believe in having positive role models within the Fabrication Lab through mentorship for our community and economy. I really look forward to seeing how these two young men can continue to work on their projects and learn new skills.”

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North Forge Technology Exchange partners with PCL Construction Inc.

PCL Construction Inc.

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Bell MTS

Bell MTS is part of Canada’s largest telecommunications company, providing Manitobans with Mobile phone, TV, high speed Internet, and Home phone service.

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

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Wawanesa

Wawanesa works exclusively with insurance brokers across Canada, offering home, auto, farm and commercial business products.

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Bit Space Development

Bit Space Development Ltd. is an interactive digital media studio that specializes in creating innovative learning experiences for the classroom and workplace. We work with educators and industry professionals from around the world to develop effective solutions for education and training using cutting edge digital media technologies.

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Princess Auto

For more than 85 years, Princess Auto has been supplying trade professionals, home mechanics or people who simply love building things with the tools and equipment they need to figure it out – whatever that “it” may be. With a unique assortment of tools, equipment and products, ranging from hydraulics to welding, Princess Auto complements the home improvement sector rather than competing with it.

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For over 100 years the Bockstael name has been synonymous with construction in Manitoba. From the humble beginnings of a Belgian carpenter, to the fourth generation of family ownership, building is in our blood. We pride ourselves on world-class innovation and a client-first approach to doing business. This is our commitment to serving the province we choose to call home for the next 100 years — and beyond.

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The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) is here to support entrepreneurial activities across the entire University of Manitoba campus. In addition to supporting students at the I.H. Asper School of Business we also support students from ALL faculties across the University of Manitoba – Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus including: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and more!

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