2020 Richard McKeagan scholarship winners announced

The MCAC student scholarship was re-named to recognize long-serving CEO Richard McKeagan.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) has released the recipients of the 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship series. In total, $17,000 was awarded to students in the mechanical contracting and engineering fields.
“MCA Canada is committed to supporting the next generation of employees in our industry, and this year we saw a record number of applications for our scholarship program,” said Dave Holek, president and chair of MCAC.
The series is named in honour of past CEO Richard McKeagan, who joined MCAC back in 1990.
Since its launch in 2006, the scholarship series has awarded more than $50,000 to post-secondary students entering the mechanical field of study.
The following students received scholarship funding through the series:
Holly Padfield, Medicine Hat College: sponsored by Bradford White Canada
Sean Coey, University of Manitoba: sponsored by Federated Insurance
Manuel Lemos, McMaster University: sponsored by Masco Canada
Sponsored by MCAC Associates Council
Makenna Isfjord, University of Manitoba
Mina Ariana, BC Institute of Technology

Sponsored by OS&B
Ethan Law, Francis Xavier University
Braedon Grace, College of the North Atlantic

Alisha Suthakaran, McMaster University: sponsored by Reliance Worldwide Corporation
Sponsored by Uponor (Dan Kirkpatrick Scholarship)
Makenna Isfjord, University of Manitoba
Mia McDonald, Fanshawe College
Madison Button, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mina Ariana, BC Institute of Technology
Holly Padfield, Medicine Hat College

Women in Mechanical Construction, sponsored by MCA Hamilton-Niagara
Madison Button, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mina Ariana, BC Institute of Technology

“Our industry faces significant change and evolution in the coming years, particularly in light of the demographic shifts expected in the workforce as a result of COVID-19,” said Holek. “This scholarship program provides a connection to students and potential employees, and an opportunity to showcase what great careers are available in our industry. We look forward to seeing this next generation of workers enter the workforce and become the new leaders in our industry.”
For more information about the Richard McKeagan Scholarship series, visit the MCAC website.