July 13, 2017
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7 Tips for Surviving Summer as a Student

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] Now that the school year has come to end, most students are free to enjoy long hot days spent poolside or at […]
March 22, 2017
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Medical Transcription Bloopers and Blunders

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] A career in Medical Transcription/Healthcare Documentation is no walk in the park. Medical Transcription bloopers happen… often. Between deciphering accents and mumbles […]
March 8, 2017
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Check, Please! 5 Tips for Proofreading Your Transcription Reports

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] Avoid Making Simple Errors There are worse things than making a proofreading mistake involving a concept you know really well, but it […]
January 17, 2017
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From Student to CEO: The Success Story of a CanScribe Graduate

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] Many employers of Medical Transcriptionists throughout North America specifically seek out CanScribe graduates… And some of those employers are CanScribe graduates themselves. […]
February 11, 2015
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4 Ways to Increase Productivity (and Make More Money)

Every medical transcriptionist from time to time wonders how to increase their work production and pay check. Your MTSO (employer) may give you a minimum line count to meet, and fulfilling that requirement sooner may free up your schedule for the rest of the day. Here are a few tips that our MT instructors have found helpful over the years to increase their productivity and accuracy - whether you worked as an independent contractor or employee for a hospital or clinic. 1. Save your keystrokes Invest in a good word expander. Word expanders are programs that allow you...

November 3, 2014
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How to Write a Cover Letter Work from Home Edition

Your chosen career field in Medical Transcription is unique in that much of the MT population works from home in a virtual environment. For that reason, the cover letter and resume that you construct invariably create the impression, and it could be your only chance to engage a prospective employer! It is critical that you make an outstanding first impression that will urge an employer to take a closer look. As a new graduate, you will want to take advantage of this first impression by creating a captivating cover letter and supporting resume. Tips for Writing Your Cover Letter

August 5, 2014
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Improve Your Chances of Being Considered For a Job

If you are thinking about replying to a job posting, make sure you are responding in a way that is going to improve your chances of being considered. Follow the application instructions carefully This is probably the first time you will come in contact with the employer, and it is true that first impressions are extremely important. In order to handle job applications in a professional and efficient manner, employers have certain processes that they ask applicants to follow. This employer asked that the applicant simply submit their resume. If 'Jane' wanted more information...

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Robert was born in Midland, Ontario on January 11, 1953 and passed away in Nanaimo on November 20, 2009. Robert was the youngest of three. I was the oldest, Doug was the middle child. Our mother and father were divorced when we were very young. Our mother remarried a man who had three sons and then another girl and another boy was born. So there was eight of us altogether. Robert moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school and worked in various jobs there. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 and on to British Columbia in 1977. He lived in Vancouver, Victoria, and finally resided in Nanaimo. Robert had a great sense of determination and optimism. The more he could learn, the happier he was. He continued his education in B.C. at Simon Fraser University. He also took courses in the culinary field and worked as a chef for many years. He also studied law and worked as a paralegal. He studied religions and languages (he could speak many languages) and took many computer courses. He took a Medical Terminology Course, and Emergency First Aid which included CPR.

Unfortunately, Robert's health was never great. He was born a "Blue Baby" and not expected to live. He lived with the HIV virus and with cancer. This was a big factor in his determination to be able to work at home and was why he was taking the Medical Transcription course. Robert was involved with various charitable organizations for many, many years. He cooked numerous meals at food kitchens for the homeless, especially at Christmas and other holidays. He spent time at various senior centers, volunteering, and visiting the residents there. He was an active volunteer at the Nanaimo Parole Citizen Advisory Committee and one of the outstanding jobs he completed for them was their Committee By-laws.

I am very proud of the things that my brother achieved in his lifetime. I have received so many letters, calls and cards since his passing, all of them telling me how much he was liked and how much he will be missed. Robert spent most of his time helping others. I'm attaching a couple of pictures, one when he was very young. If there is any other information you need, please let me know. Thank you again for setting up this scholarship. It means so much to me that his name will carry on. And I know he would be extremely pleased that his name was helping others. That was his number one goal in his life - to help others.


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