The Dr. Nigel Merchant Allied Health Bursary

Nigel was an emergency physician at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, and later the QEII Health Sciences Centre from 1975 until 2002. He served as chief of the emergency department from 1977-1980.

Nigel lost his life in a car crash at the age of 58. He was a colleague, a business associate, but most of all, he was a friend. He’s survived by his wife Joyce and their three children, Clark, Sara and Lee.

Nigel was a laboratory technician before entering Dalhousie Medical School. During his career, he was very active in the education of paramedics and medical first responders.

Following the wishes of his family, a bursary was established in Nigel’s name at Dalhousie University. Each year, it’s awarded to a student entering the profession of medical laboratory technology, and a student enrolled in paramedicine. The awards are for $1,000 each and are based on financial need.

If you would like to contribute to the bursary fund, please download the Nigel Merchant Bursary Donation form and mail to: Office of External Relations Room 100, Macdonald Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5

Download a copy of the Nigel Merchant Application Form.

Nigel Merchant Poster

For futher information: Division of EMS email or
External Relations: 902-494-8801.