Ngena (Gena) Bernard died suddenly of a heart attack at age thirty-six. She left behind four children and a life full of promise. She was a full-time student at Dalhousie University, was planning a career in social work, and a graduate of Dalhousie’s Transitional Year Program where she received the Jonathan Skeete Award. The Ngena Bernard Memorial Transition Year Program bursary has been established to assist African Canadian single parents who are graduates of the Dalhousie university Transition Year Program and who plan to study social work. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Bernard family).