JDI Corporate Services Awards Scholarships to Deserving Students

August 18, 2014 Saint John, NB: Corporate Services at J.D. Irving, Limited is proud of its employees’ children’s achievements and supports their continuing education and academic accomplishments.

Corporate Services at J.D. Irving, Limited presented six $1000 employee scholarships and one Sean O’Rourke Memorial Award to students who attend universities and community colleges in the Atlantic region.

Congratulations to the following employee scholarship recipients:

  • Spencer Profit, Dalhousie University, son of Danny Profit, IT Division
  • Brandon Rosvall, Dalhousie University, son of Bruce Rosvall, IT Division
  • Luc St. Laurent, McGill University, son of Yves St. Laurent, IT Division
  • Mathieu Hebert, College de Technologie Forestiere des Maritimes, son of Andre Hebert, IT Division 
  • Stephanie LeBlanc, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, daughter of Jeannette LeBlanc, Irving Business Services/ Industrial
  • Jacqueline Richard, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, daughter of Lorna Richard, Irving Business Service

Congratulations also to Victoria Mercer, attending Acadia University, recipient of the Sean O’Rourke Memorial Award, daughter of Angela Mercer, Finance. 

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 Left to right: Bruce Rosvall, IT Division, with his son, Brandon Rosvall, Dalhousie University; Jacqueline Richard, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, with her mother, Lorna Richard, Irving Business Service; Luc St. Laurent, McGill University, with his father, Yves St. Laurent, IT Division; Mathieu Hebert, College de Technologie Forestiere des Maritimes, with his father, Andre Hebert, IT Division; Stephanie LeBlanc, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, with her mother, Jeannette LeBlanc, Irving Business Services/ Industrial; and Victoria Mercer, Acadia University, with her mother, Angela Mercer, Finance Department


JDI has projected the need to hire over 7,400 people across its operations, with 3,600 in New Brunswick alone.  Each summer JDI hires over 600 summer and co-op students to work in its different divisions, applying what they’ve learned in the classroom while gaining real work experience to develop their portfolio. JDI partners with universities, community colleges, and high schools with programs, such as

  • Direct Exchange Case Competitions
  • Co-op programs
  • Career Track – graduate hires for Moncton companies
  • Careers in Motion – Transportation Division Program – Graduates
  • Career Start – Pulp and Paper Division Program – Graduates
  • NB TAP – Introduction to trades for high school students 

JDI knows that our future is dependent on the development and investment in the next generation of working professionals and skilled trade workers right here at home.

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