Edie Mourre Scholarship
In Memory of Edie Mourre
Braille Literacy Canada has established an annual
scholarship in memory of Edie Mourre. This scholarship will go to a person
wishing to study Unified English Braille, Music Braille, or other Braille systems.
All donations made in Edie’s name will go directly toward
the scholarship. The amount of the scholarship and the number of scholarships
awarded will be determined according to the resources available each year.
Are you interested in pursuing a certification in Braille transcription?
Or maybe you have always wanted to study Music Braille?
Perhaps you have been contemplating pursuing Braille studies but the cost has held you back?
Your time could be now!!!
The Edie Mourre Scholarship fund offers financial awards to persons pursuing Braille studies for personal or professional development. Eligible courses include:
- Unified English Braille (UEB) Transcription Certification,
- Proofreading Braille Course,
- Music Braille Course,
- Teaching Braille,
- And a whole host of other courses.
For course information, consult the CNIB library at: http://www.cnib.ca/en/living/braille/Pages/Braille-Courses.aspx
or the Hadley School For The Blind at: http://www.hadley.edu/braillecourses.asp.
Please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted as an electronic PDF form.
All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Upon candidate selection, the recipient will be notified and the announcement will be made at the Braille Literacy Canada Annual General Meeting.
Keep the Scholarship Going
Braille Literacy Canada would like to continue to offer a
scholarship in Edie’s name to help encourage people to become transcribers or
rehabilitation Teachers, or to pursue any educational activity that
promotes braille literacy. Please donate now!
Should you rather send in a donation, please do so at:
Braille Literacy Canada
C/O Madhu Arora
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto Ontario, M4G 3E8
About Edie Mourre
Edie became an employee of the CNIB in September 1977. She
worked for the library in the Winnipeg office as the head of the recording
of braille production. She also worked for several years as
a braille transcriber.
The loss of Edie in the Braille world was
immeasurable. Her capacity for braille and for life was boundless.
Edie was Treasurer of The Canadian Braille Authority and the
chair of the English Braille Standards Committee, as well as the parent
committee for the Tactile
Research Project. She also served on the Early Literacy
Materials Production Committee of the Braille Authority of North America, and
as a member of the
Unified English Braille Formats Committee of the
International Council on English Braille.
Edie Mourre died on Wednesday April 25th 2007. She continued to transcribe braille until a couple of days before her death.