Irshadgul News report,
Nunavut’s Department of Health is establishing a new $5,000 pre-nursing study scholarship in memory of Savannah Pikuyak, a nursing student who died in Ottawa earlier this month.
Health Minister John Main says a scholarship will be awarded annually to a Nunavut Inuk student entering pre-nursing studies.
Maine said in a statement, “Savannah was a perfect and kind and good-natured person. She took great care for the well being of her family and others. She was a person who wanted to better herself to help better Nunavut “
“The Department of Health and I don’t want Savannah’s death to be in vain. Instead, we want her memory to serve as an inspiration and inspiration to more young Nunavummits who want to pursue nursing careers.”
Ottawa police say Pikuyak, 23, died on September 11 at a home in Woodwell Green. Friends say Piuke recently moved to Ottawa, planning to study pre-health at Algonquin College with aspirations to become a nurse.
Friends and neighbors told CTV News that she had just moved into the apartment and did not know her roommate, 33-year-old Nicholas Ibe, who is now facing second-degree murder charges in connection with his death.
Pikuyak worked for Nunavut’s Department of Health as a summer student in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Maine says that Pikuyak moved to Ottawa to begin her studies as a nurse, a “calling that would have been a huge benefit to Numavummiut.”
“I would like to express my deepest condolences to Savannah’s family and community. I hope this small gesture in her name will help in her healing journey. Matna.”