TORONTO — The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) recently announced Josh Brawn, New Brunswick Community College, and Nick Kostaniuk, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, as the most recent recipients of HRAI’s Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund bursary.

Brawn will be completing his certificate of refrigeration and air conditioning technician in June 2012. Kostaniuk will be completing his HVAC specialist certificate in May 2013.

Recipients of the Orvil L. Davie bursary may apply the award to their registration/tuition fees, training materials, or travel and living expenses related to their course of study. The Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund was established in 1987 in honor of HRAI’s first chair, Orvil L. Davie. The purpose of the fund is to encourage students to seek a career in the HVACR industry by providing bursaries to those requiring financial assistance. More than 70 percent of the current fund balance consists of direct donations from HVACR companies.

For more information about contributions or bursary applications, contact Sabrina Tai at 800-267-2231 or

Publication date: 05/21/2012