The International Sailors Society Canada (ISSC) Bursary Committee Chair, Richard Smith, presented BCIT Nautical Sciences cadet Caue Longhi Canelli with the ISSC Sue Hanby Bursary Award for 2022. Caue is now entering his 3rd year as a nautical sciences cadet at the BCIT Marine Campus in North Vancouver.
His enjoyment of activities on the water was one of the decisive factors that made him choose to pursue a career change and enroll in the Nautical Sciences program. He recently lived six months on board a converted trawler and explored the Southern Gulf Islands, putting into practice some of the theoretical and practical knowledge obtained during his nautical education. Caue also worked as a deckhand and naturalist for a whale-watching company in Tofino striving to educate the public about the rich marine ecosystem in British Columbia’s coastal waters and the importance of preserving it. Having completed the current school term he will obtain his Watchkeeping Mate ticket and then keep working towards Chief Mate certification and, eventually, Master Mariner. The ISSC wishes Caue all the very best in his future endeavours and is proud to provide financial assistance to help him achieve his goals.