DRIE Scholarship Program
As you are aware, the Recovery Information Exchange (RIE) Toronto, has been offering a $1,000 CDN scholarship (the Todd Bardes Memorial Scholarship) each year to two active students who are working towards a degree or a certificate program in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Emergency Management or Public Safety from a Canadian institution.
The intent behind these scholarships was to help nurture and encourage deserving students to enter the field of study and upon graduation to become members of our RIE association. The industry dynamics are changing to an Operational Risk Management and Resiliency focus and therefore a shift in RIE’s scholarship offerings requires re-engineering. RIE Toronto is looking at alternatives to memorialize Todd Bardes for 2020. We remain committed to honouring the memory of RIE's past president.
The Board have made a decision to suspend the Todd Bardes Memorial Scholarships while we re-strategize on how best to optimize resources with emerging disciplines in Risk Management. This decision was a very difficult one for the Board to make as we believe strongly in supporting our communities whether academic or professional.
We hope that our members understand our position on this and thank you for your support and promotion of this scholarship.
Thank you for your understanding.
Joe Ozorio, President - on behalf of RIE Toronto
Please send any inquiries to the RIE Toronto Education Director at: education@toronto.DRIE.org