Tasha Butt, originally from Pinware, is a Labrador Straits Academy graduate who is enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program at College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s. Prior to attending CONA, Tasha was enrolled at MUN’s Grenfell Campus.
Her volunteer efforts are lengthy; while at MUN, Tasha did training with Let’s Talk Science, volunteered with residence council as vice president, volunteered at the campus food bank, and helped out with a community centre’s after school program. Since relocating to St. John’s, Tasha has been volunteering on campus with the student representative council (she’s a class representative and vice president external), putting weekly work into planning campus events and promoting initiatives. Tasha was able to attend events on behalf of this council, including the Health Care Eleganza Charity Event. Additionally, Tasha volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of St. John’s.
Outside of volunteer work, Tasha has been involved with sports, and was recognized in high school with an award for sportsmanship and an award for being name female athlete of the year. Tasha also completed the Canadian Forces Black Bear BMQ (Basic Military Qualification) program in Borden, Ontario; she stated this is a huge accomplishment.
Tasha’s goal is to remain within the province after graduating. With an aging population, she says healthcare will be an important and rewarding field to work in. Eventually, Tasha wants to further her education at MUN by getting a post-diploma bachelor’s degree in health science technology.