Marilyn McCall Bursary in Psychology

Marilyn McCall began her post-secondary education at Camosun College in 1971, after graduating from Esquimalt High School. Two years later, she entered the faculty of psychology at UVic, completing a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Psychology in 1975. She followed that with a teaching diploma and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, finally graduating from UVic in April 1978. 

Marilyn's 35-year career as a counsellor included positions at the Boys' Alternative School, Harbour View Junior High, Spectrum Community School, Esquimalt High School, Lansdowne Junior High School and Oak Bay High School. Through a special UVic/secondary school partnership program that lasted a few years, she was seconded to work in UVic's counselling department for a memorable year in the early '90s. During a two-year leave of absence from the Victoria School District starting in 1994, she did contract work in the counselling departments at both UVic and Camosun College. 

Marilyn has two main reasons for establishing a bursary in psychology at UVic. First, she received bursaries herself during her own early years in post-secondary. Second, she loved studying psychology at UVic. The courses were varied, engaging and challenging, and the professors were excellent as they both stimulated and inspired the students, yet remained approachable and helpful. 

Marilyn's wish is that this annual bursary helps a student to continue their post-secondary studies in psychology at UVic, and she hopes that the chosen student enjoys their time studying psychology at UVic as much as she did.

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