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CCNM student wins Bob’s Red Mill Intercollegiate Cup Scholarship

June 24, 2010

TORONTO, June 24, 2010 – Nicole Papineau, a third year student at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) has won a scholarship as part of the Bob’s Red Mill Intercollegiate Cup. The scholarship was presented at the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Convention recently held in Portland, Ore.

Papineau created a video extolling the benefits of the grain quinoa which was not only chosen as the best entry from CCNM but also made her a finalist. Each finalist then gave a 10 minute speech on the topic of “Food as Medicine.”

Papineau placed third in the event and originally received an award prize of $1,000. However, Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill was so impressed with all the winners that he presented each of them with the top prize of $5,000 instead.

“I was so surprised and happy,” said Papineau of the scholarship. “It felt amazing to represent CCNM. I’m still in shock and so grateful.”

First prize went to Derek Andre of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore., while Erika Kubanek of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, B.C. took home second prize.

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. The College educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary healthcare practitioners. Interns at CCNM’s Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic improve their patients’ health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness, employing therapies such as lifestyle counselling, nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture/Asian medicine, manipulation, homeopathic medicine, and hydrotherapy/massage.

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Karamjit Singh
Community and Media Relations Officer
Phone: 416-498-1255

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