Diamonds Do Good Awards 2023 Scholarships
Five honorees in the Northwest Territories received $5,000 each.
Scholarships are awarded to five students in the Northwest Territories in an effort to support regional diamond mining communities.
The educational grants assist the scholarship winners in their career paths, whether that be training in a trade or post-secondary education in business, management, STEM, health care, or mental health care.
Each scholarship is worth $5,000.
Diamonds Do Good Executive Director Nancy Orem Lyman said, “We are supported by the natural diamond industry to give back to the very areas where natural diamonds are found. We are thrilled to have identified young scholarship recipients who exemplify our mission, especially during this difficult time brought on by the wildfires.”
The organization noted that the five scholarship winners are safe, having evacuated the Northwest Territories due to the Canadian wildfires.
The five winners are Monique Chapman, Max Dragon, Christopher Mathison, Johanna Stewart, and Hayley Tait.
Chapman has worked at the Ekati diamond mine’s environment department.
She is in the midst of obtaining a master’s degree in science communication and public engagement. She hopes to contribute to the scientific dialogue in Indigenous communities.
Dragon, a member of the Smith’s Landing First Nation, is earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in finance and entrepreneurship.
Dragon wants to contribute to the local business environment and help other entrepreneurs follow suit to combat socioeconomic challenges.
Mathison is studying biomedical engineering. With an interest in improving healthcare in the Northwest Territories, he hopes to pursue a medical degree and become a pediatrician or emergency doctor.
Stewart has worked for the Wildlife Management Division of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Her interests lie in climate change, wildlife, and more sustainable uses of natural resources.
Tait is pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in Indigenous peoples’ health.
Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, her future career in the sector will help rectify a shortage of qualified public health professionals.
Diamonds Do Good and the Mine Training Society joined forces to initiate the Diamonds Do Good Scholarship in 2018.
Diamonds Do Good supports education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship programs in natural diamond mining communities.
Founded in 2003, the Mine Training Society connects people in the Northwest Territories with mining industry careers.
The former teacher, described as “a pioneer for women-owned businesses,” opened her own jewelry store in 1980.
Awareness is essential to proactive protection. Learn how to promote and maintain safety and security awareness in your business.
Police say Douglas Wayne Gamble also swapped natural diamonds for synthetic stones and failed to return customers’ repairs.
Do you always want the right diamonds at the right price in your store? Introducing Dialog, the world’s first diamond subscription service.
The designer just launched a new bridal range at Kay Jewelers.
Steve Levine joins the family-owned company, while his brother Gary has a new position.
The company has filed complaints against Royal Chain and Samuel B.
The lab confirmed it did not send the message.
Reginald Brack has worked at StockX and Christie’s.
The second installment of “To Treasure Now and Forever” is intended to emphasize diamonds’ versatility.
Economic slowdowns, geopolitical tensions, and the rising popularity of lab-grown diamonds are clouding the outlook for mined diamonds.
Some Indian manufacturers think the potential in this young, evolving market outweighs current price concerns.
The massive space spans 7.1 million square feet with more than 4,000 offices and 131 elevators.
From holiday spending to inflation’s impact, here’s what analysts are forecasting for the season.
The 17.61-carat stone leads Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale in Geneva this November.
The suspect used bear spray to subdue employees and bystanders then stole $800,000 worth of jewelry.