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The A.E. MacRae Award in Creative Leadership

Established by Alex E. MacRae, BSC 1914, LLD 1954.

My father, Alex E. MacRae, believed that creative, responsible leadership that worked for the welfare of the community was of great importance. He practiced what he preached; he was on the Board at Queen's for some 40 years and received an LLD from Queen's and had leadership roles in the Y.M.C.A., The Professional Engineering Society, etc.

Alex E. MacRae founded a patent firm in Ottawa. He was dismayed by the increasing litigation and ugly disputes in society, and was very successful in bringing people together to solve disputes in a mutually acceptable way, and hence minimizing costly court cases.

All five of his children graduated from Queen's as well as some grand children and great grand children.

The A. Ephraim Diamond Awards

Established by Mr. A Ephraim Diamond, B.Sc. (Eng.) 1943.

The A.Z. Arthur Book Prize

Established by family, colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Arthur Z. Arthur, Professor of Psychology at Queen's from 1968 to 1990.

The book award for psychology graduate students seemed a particularly appropriate way to remember my husband and to honour his more than thirty years of dedication to his chosen subject. I shared his years in the teaching and practice of psychology and can say without qualification that I never met anyone who came close to his passion for psychology, his championship of its place in science, in clinical practice and in everyday life. Most especially it remembers that his greatest joy was in reading.

The Aileen M. Truesdell Memorial Award

Established in memory of Aileen Truesdell. Aileen was an exceptional woman whose love of music allowed her to adapt to the changing values at the end of the 20th centry. Her love of music led her to share her talents with 'seniors' many years her junior.

The Albert Harold Lightstone Scholarship

Established in memory of my husband, Professor A. Harold Lightstone. It was created to keep my husband's memory alive.

The Alberta Scholar at Queen's Law Scholarship

Established by alumni and friends from Alberta to support scholars from Alberta at Queen's Law School.

The Alexander and Cora Munn Summer Research Award

Established by Alexander Munn, B.A. ‘42 (History and Economics) and Cora Munn, B.A. ‘72 (French and English).

This Fund was created to encourage and financially assist students who are interested in conservation and environmental preservation with a preference given to those who have a special interest in woodlot and wildlife conservation.

We are strong proponents of the protection and management of our forests. For a good portion of our lives we have rehabilitated land, planted trees and sustainably managed what is now a seventy-six acred managed forest. For us, the care of our forests and wildlife is of the utmost importance to the future of us all.

A large variety of wildlife and plant life now thrive in it "the managed forest". Careful selective harvesting will ensure an increasingly valuable woodlot, thriving wildlife, personal satisfaction and some financial remuneration.

The Alexander and Ian Vorres Hellenic Travel Fellowship

What prompted me to create this Fund was my respect and love for Queen's as well as my desire to have my family name associated with the University and Canada in general.

The Alexander MacLachlan Peace Prize

Established by the MacLachlan family in memory of Alexander MacLachlan, former President of International College, Smyrna, who throughout his life worked for a better understanding among nations.

The Allen and Mary Lou West Memorial Award

My Father, Dr. Allen S. West, taught Biology at Queen's from 1946 until mid '70's. During a troubled time in the '60's, he was acting head of the department. He co-authored the History of the department with his great friend, Beverley Smallman, whom he recruited to replace himself as Head.

He loved teaching and ran a prolific research/grad student program and he loved Queen's. When he died in 1996, we set up the fund to honour and remember him. In the later part of his career he became deeply involved in environmental work. Hence the orientation of the fund.

When my mother died in 2005, my sisters and I thought it appropriate to remember and honour her by adding her name to the fund. They were married right after the war and were a very glamorous and romantic couple when they arrived at Queen's. Their popularity persisted until deaths. Hundreds attended my father's memorial service held at Grant Hall and it was the same for my mother at the Agnes Etherington, nine years later.

Both Allen and Mary Lou West had inquiring minds and believed strongly in the kind of education that Queen's provides. I believe they would be well satisfied to be remembered by this fund.

I now live in the house on Albert Street that was once my parents', and would be happy to visit with any award recipient who would care to drop by.

The Allen-Bracken Award

Established by Margaret Bracken, B.A. 1997, in memory of Ethel Allen and Lena Beryl Bracken. This fund was created for the memory of our respective mothers, who both had a respect and appreciation of the value of education.

The Andrea Battersby and Karim Ali Radwan Memorial Award in Law

Established by family and friends in memory of Andrea Battersby, B.A 1999, LL.B. 2001, and her son, Karim Ali Radwan.

It was the wish of my late daughter that a bursary be established in Karim's name. I chose to include Andrea; without her as the amazing mother of Karim (a special needs child) there would not have been Karim (my adored grandson). Both went to sleep 13, Dec 2001.

The Andrew McMahon Standards of Excellence Awards

Established in memory of Andrew M. McMahon, B.Sc. 1959, a former president of the Engineering Society and member of the Board of Trustees.

My father was passionate about Queen's. While attending the University, he was very active in the Engineering Society and the AMS. After graduation, he stayed involved and later served on the Board of Trustees. He was killed in an automobile accident in February, 1987.

This award was created through Northern Telecom (he was Exec. VP), Bell Canada (Exec. VP), and the family to support Engineering students in both their academic and extra curricular endeavours. He believed school was not just about academics, it was a full balance of athletic, extracurricular and volunteer involvement.

The Anna Jean and Ross Baker Award

Established initially from a bequest by Edward Ross Baker in memory of his mother, Anna Jean Baker, and a subsequent gift by Gordon Baker in memory of his brother and mother.

This fund was created to assist students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to obtain a university education. It is a continuing memorial to my mother and my deceased brother. Education is the doorway to opportunities throughout one's life.

The Anne Bodnarchuk Memorial Award

Established by family and friends in memory of Anne Bodnarchuk, B.A. 1957, HLL.D 1984, Queen's, who led a distinguished career with Air Canada for 30 years in operations research and computer science, and was the company's first female Vice-President.

Anne served on the University Council of Queen's and as a member of the Board of Trustees. This award was established because of Anne's lifetime dedication to Queen's University and because Anne received a bursary to attend Queen's.

The Anthony O. Hendrie Bursary

Established by Anthony O. Hendrie, B.A. 1959. This Fund was created for two reasons. Firstly, in gratitude for Ed Pearce's help when I was Chair of our Hospital Foundation and secondly, in gratitude for the opportunity to live in this community (Georgian Triangle), hence the reference for graduates from local schools.

The Applied Science 2003 ThankQ Bursary

This bursary is a tangible representation of the Sci '03 legacy on campus, but more importantly, it represents one of Queen's best traditions: giving back, so to enhance the experience of those who come after you.

Our class is now coming to realize that the things we loved about Queen's were mostly generated through the generosity of students and alumni before us. We are happy to give towards your experience and hope you do the same for others.

The Arts 1951 Robert Wallace Memorial Award

Established by members of the class of Arts & Science 1951 in memory of Queen's eleventh Principal Dr. Robert Wallace, LL.D 1930. This Fund was created to honour Principal Robert C. Wallace, who was Honorary President of Class of Arts '51, during our final year on campus, 1950-51.

The Arts '49 Principal Wallace Fellowship

Established by members of the Class of Arts '49 and friends in memory of Dr. Robert Charles Wallace, Principal of Queen's University from 1936-1951.

This fund was started after the 50th reunion of Arts'49. ie. after Sept 1999. Our committee was inspired by previous gifts given to the University in memory of Dr. Wallace donated by a fellow classmate. Arts'49 came to the campus in the fall of 1945 - the first year following the end of WWII. Probably the majority of our class consisted of returning veterans.

We were all hugely impressed by Dr. Wallace who welcomed us to the campus in very generous terms. His daughter Elspeth was also a member of our year - highly regarded and very popular.

It became very fitting for us to set up this fund as a gift to the University in memory of this wonderful principal. The fund is still active and we hope to increase its value for as long as our classmates can give to it.

Committee: John Chance Per Pres, David Day, Stewart Fyfe, Elspeth Baugh (deceased), George Toller.

The Arts '78 Bursary

Established by the class of Arts 1978 in recognition of their graduation.

The Arts and Science 1954 Bursary

I received correspondence in December 2003 leading up to the 50th anniversary of my graduation year in which the establishment of a bursary was suggested. I volunteered to participate in this project. It received very good support from graduates of Arts & Science 1954

The Arts and Science '97 Bursary

My Class created this fund in 1997 as a class gift in the hopes students would be able to access the fund in future years in order to graduate, just like we did, and venture out into the world to prove how world-class our Queen's education is.

A lot of us donated in memory of Sheldon Bell, a fellow '97 who died suddenly on a camping trip in Algonquin. Sheldon was a fantastic guy - friendly and smart and a hard worker who held several jobs while working on his degree. For our 10th anniversary we decided to raise some more funds. We hope you put the money to good use - we are proud of you and proud of Queen's!

The Associated Medical Services/Boyd Upper Award

AMS created this fund to recognize my 32 years association with the company. From 1963 to 1972 I was Chief Medical Officer of AMS as well as a member of the Board of Directors. In 1995 I retired as president of AMS.

In 1972 the Ontario government ceased using AMS as a processor of health services for our 250,000 families. I wound up the operating company. The Board subsequently incorporated AMS as a charitable organization which was funded by the surplus monies left after retiring all corporate obligations. I was for almost 30 years, the manager of AMS surplus funds and reserves.

The Barbara C. Pearson Memorial Prize

Established in memory of Barbara Pearson.

The Barbara C. Pearson Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Barbara Pearson.

The Barbara Paul Memorial Award

The Barbara Paul Prize

Established in memory of Effie Barbara Paul (Paithouski), B.A. '74 (Carleton) by her son, N. Joseph Paithouski, B.A. '79, B.Sc. (Eng.) '80.

The story of Barbara Paul begins in London, England. The mother of Barbara Paul, Frances Williams, had been born near Newcastle, but as she lost both parents, she was raised by an aunt in London. When a young woman, during World War I, Frances met and married Charles Paul, Lieutenant in the 90th Winnipeg rifles. The child, Barbara Paul, was born in London, and it was decided that the mother and the child should travel to Sarnia, Ontario and await the father's discharge from the army.

Barbara Paul completed high school in 1936, hoping to go on to university, strongly encouraged to do so by her Aunt Effie Paul, Charles only sister. Unfortunately, Charles Paul died in an automobile accident, leaving the mother alone to raise eight children during the later years of the Great Depression. Barbara went to work as a secretary for the Dominion Bridge company and later the Imperial Oil Company Ltd. in Sarnia.

In 1946, Barbara Paul married Nicholas J. Paithouski (Queen's Sc'40) in Hamilton, Ontario. They later moved to Sarnia and raised two children, Janet Elizabeth Baker and N. Joseph Paithouski.

While continuing with family responsibilities, Barbara renewed her interest in education and qualified as a teacher in the Ottawa area (1963-65), later becoming a Home Economics teacher with the Carleton Board of Education.

Barbara's university education began part-time at St. Patrick's College when she was 45 years of age. She transferred to Carleton University and eventually completed her B.A. degree in 1974, the only member of her family of eight to receive a university education. Her academic endeavours encouraged her son and daughter. Janet studied Home Economics at the University of Guelph and became a practicing dietician. Joseph completed a B.A. in 1979 (Economics and Film) while also completing and Engineering degree (Sc '80 in Mining) at Queen's University.

Barbara Paul passed away in July of 1976. The Barbara Paul Prize is meant to honour her memory and to give recognition to other women with similar goals and perseverance. The Barbara Paul Memorial Award has been set up to provide financial help to mature students, preferably women, who are nearing completion of their studies.

The Barbara Paul Prize and the Barbara Paul Memorial Award were established by her son, N. Joseph Paithouski, to recognize his mother's greatest personal achievement -- graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at the age of 57. She graduated from Carleton University in November 1974, through Part-time Studies.

Queen's University was chosen to bestow this award and this prize for three reasons. The Paul family were originally French Huguenots who fled to Scotland as a Sept of the MacPherson Clan, so some of the family roots were in Scotland as were the roots of Queen's University. Secondly, when the two Paul brothers came to Canada from Scotland in the 1800's, they settled not far from Smith's Falls in the Ottawa Valley, near Queen's University. Finally, Queen's is the home of the Ban Righ Foundation, a resource centre unique to Queen's. The foundation offers moral and financial assistance to women like Barbara Paul, helping them to realize their academic aspirations and take their places in Canadian society.

The Barbara Vance Bursary in Nursing

Established by Edna Vance in honour of Barbara Vance, BNSC 1974.

In 1970 our daughter applied and was accepted into the Nursing Science program at Queen's. It gave us a very proud feeling to know that both our children would be at Queen's. Our son, Howard, would be going on in postgraduate work in Civil Engineering and Barbara enrolled in Nursing.

On June 20, 1970 our son tragically drowned in a sailing accident. Barbara left Ottawa for Queen's in early September of that year and graduated in 1974.

The Ben Kropp Prize in Anatomy

Established in memory of Benjamin Nathan Kropp by twelve colleagues and friends. Their intent was to honour his memory as a respected teacher and as a scientist with a life-long commitment to the field of anatomy. The daughters of Benjamin Kropp chose to add to the Prize in 2004 to further emphasize the importance of Anatomy as an area of study and to honour a student who shares their father's commitment to the subject and to excellence in learning.

In 1938, Dr. Kropp joined the Anatomy Department of Queen's University. Although it may seem surprising now, he was the first openly Jewish professor hired at Queen's. He taught anatomy, histology and embryology until he "retired" and took a post at Louisiana State University. Through CIDA he assisted in establishing the Medical School at the University of Ghana, and then taught at the University of the West Indies in laboratories once a week. He taught until he was eighty-nine years old.

The Betty O'Neil Scanlon and Dr. Francis Cannella Bursary

This Fund is created in memory of Betty O'Neil Scanlon by her husband, John E. Scanlon, M.D. 1958, and in memory of Francis A. Cannella, M.D. 1960, by his brother, Joseph M. Cannella, M.D. 1961.

This bursary is specifically intended to make available funds which the Dean of Medical Faculty may wish to use to assist medical students who represent a need for financial support.

The Blakely Family International Award

Established by Robert Blakely, LL.B. 1973 and Cindy Blakely.

The Brad Erion Memorial Award

Established in memory of our son Brad Erion, BMUS 1980, who was killed on Highway 401 on Dec. 1st, 1979.

The Brian Sinnott Memorial Model United Nations Bursary

This bursary was created by the Queen's International Affairs Association (QIAA) in 1997. In the Fall of 2002, the fund was renamed the "Brian Sinnott Memorial Model United Nations Bursary" in honour of a former QIAA Executive Member and friend who passed away in May of the same year. Brian was a strong supporter of the United Nations and an avid participant in Model United Nations conferences.

The Brison Family Award

Established by John Brison, B.Sc. 1948, M.Sc. 1950.

The Bruce C. McDonald Award

Established by friends, colleagues and co-workers in memory of Bruce C. McDonald, (Law '63).

Bruce Carr McDonald was born and raised as the youngest of a family of five in Roland, a small town named after his great-uncle in rural Manitoba. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Manitoba, his LLB from Queen's University (where he was a gold medalist), and his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Law from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbour). He was a member of the Law Faculty of Queen's from 1964 to 1970 before joining the Toronto office of Lang Michener where he was a senior partner.

Bruce McDonald had expertise in a wide variety of areas of law, but his great love was competition law. He taught evidence, torts, and competition law while he was at Queen's and later taught competition law at York University. On his death in 1991, was recognized as one of the leading authorities in competition law.

Bruce McDonald was always very passionate about education and the law and he was proud of his connection to Queen's University. Upon his death, his family was approached by many friends and colleagues who wanted to contribute something in his honour. This award was an obvious choice.

The Bruce Gordon McIver Memorial Bursary

Established in memory of Bruce Gordon McIver, B.Sc.(Eng.) 1940 by William Loosley, B.Sc.(Eng.) 1939.

Bruce was my pal when we were attending the Hamilton Technical High School from 1929-1931. Bruce worked at Central Patrica gold mine in order to add to his scholarship to finance his first year at Queen's. Bruce joined the Canadian Air Force and lost his life, returning from a mine laying flight when they ran into a head wind and crashed at sea on their way home.

The C. Kathleen Munn Award

I created this Fund because it was a financial challenge for me to pursue my studies at Queen's. I feel that many gifted university students face a similar challenge, in spite of the availability of student loans. Large debt loads are discouraging for graduates.

My commitment to the second language requirement came at a later date when I worked with colleagues of various language backgrounds and taught students of different languages and cultures. My ability to communicate and function in my second language gave me a greater tolerance and understanding of others who did not share my cultural background. This tolerance and understanding is what I hope will be the result for the recipient of my award.

The Caldwell Family Bursary

Established by Gregor Caldwell, B.Com. 1964, and Beth Caldwell.

This bursary recognizes that three generations of Caldwells have had a real interest in helping students who may find that attending Queen's is a financial challenge.

Fred Caldwell, my father, was a very successful businessman with a high school education who strongly believed that a university education was important and backed up his belief with financial assistance to students. Many of my friends at Queen's struggled financially and I determined at that time that I would set up a bursary in the future.

If this bursary can help some students attend Queen's who might otherwise not have made it through their four years then it will have been successful.

My daughter, Tudor, worked while at Queen's as a student supervisor of the telemarketing campaign to raise funds for the library and general fundraising.

The Camelford & White Memorial Entrance Award in Applied Science

Established in memory of their fathers, James Camelford (B.Sc. 1933), a chemical engineer and inventor, and Donald K. White (B.Sc. 1946), an electrical engineer with a love of learning, by James (B.A. 1977) and Jennifer (B.A. 1974, MBA 1978) Camelford.

We wanted to honour our fathers, both of whom were Queen's Engineers who loved learning and understood the value of education. Don was from a very poor background and struggled to pay his way through Queen's. He had many part time jobs to keep his mother satisfied. He would be happy to know that students who need a helping hand are receiving this endowment money.

Jim Camelford was an inventor. He invented "bubble bath"- his chemical engineering background stood him in good stead as he grew his family's textile business. Good luck!

The Campbell Memorial Bursaries

Established by the children of Milton Neil Campbell and Hazel May Campbell (Dixon).

Our father went from Prince Edward Island in 1902 to what later became Saskatchewan. He was appointed by Prime Minister R. B. Bennett as western Canada's representative and vice-chairman from 1933 to 1943. Our mother came from her native Minnesota to Saskatchewan and was a hard working and very caring mother with our father often away attending to constituency matters and later Tariff Board matters.

Our father regretted having to have his education unfinished at Prince of Wales College due to temporary eyesight problems and he encouraged us children in developing a love of reading. He would have been proud that we established our bursary for students who needed financial help.

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Award

Established by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a matching OSOTF fund for Queen's students who wish to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Caroline (Cairnie) Jenkins Memorial Prizes

Established by the family and friends of Caroline Jenkins, B.Sc. Occ. Therapy 1981, who died in 1984. Awarded to two students entering the final professional year of the Occupational Therapy program in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy who have demonstrated academic excellence in Neurology and Physical Function coursework.

Caroline (Cairnie) Jenkins was born in the United Kingdom and came with her family to Canada in 1967. She lived first in Kingston and then in Ottawa. She came to Queen's to study Occupational Therapy in 1977 and graduated in 1981. She was married to Steve soon after graduation. She started working at Ottawa General Hospital immediately in the OT Department. (See the accompanying letter from the Head of Neurology for a comment on her work). Unfortunately she had episodes of illness, which were tentatively diagnosed as lupus, and these developed into a condition to which she succumbed in July 1984. Despite her illness she had been successful in her work with patients.

In her short life she had many accomplishments. She was made the class representative when they graduated. With Steve she led a choir of teenagers in their church. She learned sign language, and encouraged others to do the same, so that she could communicate with deaf people.

The fund was established in her memory by donors who knew and loved her, to commemorate a life well lived.

The Catherine Brown Essay Prize

The History Department created the award to honour the memory of Catherine Brown who was a distinguished teacher (she won both the Alumni and the ASUS awards for excellence in teaching and published historian ('Pastor and Laity in the Theology of Jean Gerson' - Cambridge University Press 1987), and an active member of the Faculty (sometimes Secretary of the Faculty Board, Vice Chair of the History Department, Chair of Undergraduate Studies, etc.). She was universally admired by students and colleagues alike. The book has been recently updated in a paperback edition.

The Catherine McGann Memorial Award

Established by family, friends and the Department of History in memory of Catherine McGann.

The Celesta Hibbert Hunter Bursary

When our sister, Celesta Hibbert Hunter, (nickname: Muffy) died in 1979, age 55, she had not set up a scholarship at Queen's University where she graduated in 1947. She had majored in math and physics and worked for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady, NY, for her working "lifetimes".

During her stay at Queen's, she was president of Lavenna. Later she served on the alumni board. Ice skating was one of her passions in life, as well as bicycling and travelling. Fred and I (Martha Boice) contributed to a scholarship in her memory.

The CFUW Kingston Club A. Vibert Douglas Award

Since its founding in 1919 the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) has championed issues and supported programs that enhance the education, health, human rights and social well-being of women and girls in particular and of society as a whole. Its members are committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the promotion of education, and the improvement of the status of women through active participation in public affairs at the local, national and international levels, in a spirit of cooperation and friendship.

The CFUW Kingston Club A. Vibert Douglas Award was established in July 2011 in memory of Allie Vibert Douglas and Caroline Mitchell.

Allie Vibert Douglas

Allie Vibert Douglas was one of the first women astrophysicists in the world, an outstanding role model of both a professional woman and a female scientist.

She was born Allie Vibert in Montreal in 1894. When her mother died shortly after her birth, and her father several years later, the widow of her maternal grandfather, Reverend George Douglas, founder and Principal of the Wesleyan Theological College at McGill, undertook the care of Allie and her brother George. Grandmother Douglas with two maiden aunts moved to England in 1902 with Allie and George where the children began their elementary education. They returned to Montreal in 1905 to continue their schooling, eventually enrolling at McGill University. During summers the family cottage on an island in the St. Lawrence River near Gananoque was the beloved summer residence of Allie and her family. When her brother enrolled in the army in 1914 and left for England, his grandmother, aunts and sister followed him to England. Allie's work in the War Office in these years resulted in the remarkable achievement of her being named at the age of 23 a Member of the British Empire for her wartime work in the field of statistics.

In 1918 Allie returned to McGill University to finish her degree and her Master of Science in 1920, the first woman to receive a degree in astrophysics in Quebec. Because of her close ties with her mother's family, Allie and her brother legally changed their surname to Douglas.

An IODE scholarship enabled Allie to enrol at Cambridge University where she worked with the world-renowned astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington. Later in life she was requested by his family to write his biography, a greatly esteemed literary contribution to science. In 1926 she received her PhD from McGill, and taught on the McGill faculty for the next 13 years. On the eve of the war in 1939 she accepted the post of Dean of Women at Queen's. In addition to her mentoring and inspirational support of the 500 women students, she was required to oversee the domestic details of the residences for women at a time of wartime shortages and increasing enrolments. She became, also, a Professor of Astronomy in 1946, continuing to combine her early duties as Dean with her scholarly studies until she retired as Dean in 1958. She continued to teach for the next six years.

As Dean she was kind and supportive and, in the words of one of her students, "somewhat otherworldly". She was quick to observe the social and academic restrictions for women students, and enquired of the Principal in 1940 "why are not women equally acceptable at Queen's?" When she noted the refusal to admit women to medicine and engineering, she became a fierce and ongoing advocate of the acceptance of women in professional courses. At this time women were excluded from philosophy, political science, and medicine courses (though two were admitted to medicine in wartime). Throughout her life her dedication to scholarship in her field was a significant influence on many women students at a time when women were not perceived as having interest or aptitude in science.

Her dedication to sharing knowledge was illustrated in 1954 during a brief conversation with Albert Einstein when she disagreed with him as he stated that scientists should not attempt to make their theories understandable to lay people. Dr. Douglas maintained that scientists had a duty to educate the public. Her independence of mind was illustrated again when, in 1964 at the height of the fear and tension created by the Berlin Wall, leaving her colleagues behind, she walked through Checkpoint Charlie alone, criss-crossing the city of East Berlin for the day on public conveyances, saying later, "I think that is the best way to see a city".

When Dr. Douglas received an Honorary Doctorate in 1975 from Queen's she was recognized as an "inveterate internationalist" because of her lifelong interest in international affairs. During her lifetime she attended all twelve triennial meetings of the International Astronomical Union, and represented Canada at a UNESCO conference in Montevideo in 1954. In 1947 she was elected President of the International Federation of University Women, the first and only Canadian in this post. As Chair and member of the Fellowship Committee of IFUW, she organized assistance for refugee women scholars in establishing themselves in Europe after WWII. In recognition of her international work the International Federation of University Women established a scholarship in her name in 1969 whose purpose was to support women students in need globally.

In 1943 the CFUW established a Kingston Club in which Dr. Douglas was one of 52 charter members representing 16 universities; she became the inaugural speaker in Ban Righ Hall. Her interest in supporting scholarship in women was unending, and was reflected in a series of bursaries given by the Club in the next fifty years to Queen's students. In 1989, following her death, the Kingston Club established the A. Vibert Douglas Scholarship in memory of a remarkable and beloved longtime member.

Dr. Douglas' achievements were recognized by honorary doctorates from Queen's, McGill and Queensland, Australia. She was elected President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 1947-50, the first woman President, and locally assisted in the establishment of the Kingston Centre of the RASC. The National Council of Jewish Women named her one of the "Ten Women of the Century" in 1967, and a year later she became an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1988 an asteroid was named Vibert Douglas, and later a crater on Venus was named in her honour by the International Astronomical Union.

Dr. Allie Vibert Douglas was one of the most outstanding women in Canada in the 20th century. Her scientific achievements as one of the first women astrophysicists in the world were renowned internationally, and in her role as Dean of Women and mentor at Queen's University she left a memorable and inspiring imprint on many women.

She died in Kingston on July 2 1988 at 93 years old.

 Caroline Mitchell

The Caroline Mitchell Bursary was created in 1978 to honour the contributions of an outstanding businesswoman, athlete, and longtime member of the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Caroline Mitchell graduated from Queen's University in 1926 with a general B.A. She pursued a varied career in business, at one time operating a wool shop in downtown Kingston, becoming bookkeeper for the Graham Thomson Insurance Agency, working in the Planning Department at Alcan, and managing the financial accounts for Queen's University's student residences.

An early member of the CFUW Kingston Club, she was a tireless supporter of its work on behalf of Queen's women students. In 1949, as convenor of the Ways and Means Committee, she assumed responsibility for a magazine subscription service and through this was for several decades an energetic fundraiser for CFUW bursaries and projects.

Caroline was also an accomplished sportswoman. She enjoyed many sports, but excelled in golf, and for more than 25 years was one of the City's and Province's pre-eminent amateur golfers, winning the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club Women's Championship twenty-two times in thirty years. She promoted a number of young women golfers who went on to professional careers. In 1996 she was among the inaugural inductees of the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame, which cited her as "the embodiment of good sportsmanship".

Caroline Mitchell was a keen competitor, a willing mentor, and a strong and steadfast member of her church and her community. She brought a sense of fun and enthusiasm to her professional life and to interests as diverse as theatre, music, bridge, and sports. She generously supported Queen's University in ways conventional and otherwise. On her death in 1983 in-memoriam donations helped to fund the bursary that had been established in her name five years earlier, and as she had directed, her body was donated for research at Queen's School of Medicine.

The Charles W. Drury Scholarship

Established in memory of Charles W. Drury, B.Sc. 1909. As a nephew of the late Charles W. Drury and Executor of his estate it was my uncle's wish that a fund be set up to aid students enrolled in Mechanical Engineering. Ours was and is a Queen's family, with not only my uncle graduating from the University but also my aunt Olive Drury (dec.), my brother John M. McDonell (dec.) and myself. My father John S. McDonell was Secretary of the Athletic Board of Control in the late 20's in the days of Leadley and Batstone.

 

The Chernoff Family Awards

 

Established by The Chernoff Family which includes Mr. Michael N. Chernoff (B.Sc. (Eng.) 1959), Mrs. Dorine (Dennison) Chernoff (BA, University of Manitoba), Mrs. Catherine Chernoff (B. of Architecture, University of Texas) and Mr. M. Bruce Chernoff (B.Sc. (Eng.) 1987).

The awards recognize and are in memory of Nick and Maud Chernoff, Michael's parents, who homesteaded on the Saskatchewan prairie and although acquiring very little education themselves, recognized the importance and value of a higher education and dedicated their lives to seeing their children through Canadian universities. The awards also recognize Charlie N. Chernoff (B.Sc. (Eng.), University of Saskatchewan), Michael's brother, who over the years provided valuable assistance in furthering Michael's career in the earth sciences.

These awards have been established to attract and encourage students from all parts of Canada to come to Queen's. The program is especially intended to support qualified Canadian students who otherwise would be unable to study at Queen's.

 

The Chief Justice McRuer Essay Prize in Constitutional Law

 

Established by the former Chief Justice James Chalmers McRuer.

 

The Chris Ingold Memorial Bursary in Chemistry

 

Established by members of the classes of Arts and Science 1980 and 1981 in memory of Chris Ingold, BSC 1980.

Our classmate Chris was the grandson of Sir Christopher Ingold (the Ingold in the Cahn, Ingold Prelog Rules for R and S Configuration), Professor of Chemistry at University College London and son of Dr Keith Ingold, a brilliant chemist at the NRC in Ottawa.

Chris was top of our class and had a great passion for chemistry. Sadly, he died far too young, and we miss him.

 

The Chubb Insurance Company Bursary

 

Chubb Insurance has been partnered with the Queen's School of Business since 1985.

We have effectively recruited over 50 individuals with a high percentage of individuals reaching success at management level. It is our belief that prospective trainees, from Queen's, gain an extensive advantage over other graduates while studying abroad by gaining international business knowledge, a sense of cultural and general life skills.

We are proud to award this bursary to the student in the Bachelor of Commerce program who has been selected to participate in an official exchange.

 

The Claire L. Leggett International Study Award

 

My husband and I believe strongly in the importance of international experience to the development of the full potential of Queen's graduates. This fund is intended to make that more possible by providing needs based support for international study.

 

The Colette Tonge Bursary

 

Established in honour of Professor Colette Tonge on the occasion of her retirement on June 30, 1991 from the Department of French Studies.

For years Colette had been in charge of the "Third Year Abroad" program, which explains why this Fund is intended to help a student spend his third year Honours French at a French university (usually in France).

 

The Colin Sewards Bursary

 

Colin made many friends in his short life, some of whom got together to set up a Memorial Fund at Queen’s to which others were invited to contribute. The response was magnificent, resulting in this bursary. Colin was a very considerate and thoughtful person, who positively influenced many of his contemporaries at school and at Queen’s; as one of his friends wrote: “he taught us that fun and laughter can go hand in hand with academic and future success as well as with kindness and compassion”. He would have been delighted to have helped in any small way an Applied Sciences student at Queen’s, and to wish that student every success in his or her career.

Colin was born in Alton, England, and came to Canada with his parents at the age of 1 year. He grew up in Kanata, Ontario, which during this period became known as “Silicon Valley North” because of the many high-tech industries that located there. Colin was fascinated with technology from an early age, building electromechanical pinball machines, crystal and then more elementary school for the volcano he built for a Science Fair project, which belched forth realistic lava and smoke, powered by dry ice. When barely into High School, he was offered, by a friend of his father, who knew of his interests, a part-time job at a semiconductor design company helping to assemble microphotographs of integrated circuits for the purposes of reverse engineering. He showed great talent at this work and was soon working weekends and vacations, first reverse engineering and then designing memory and microprocessor chips. The company president of the time recalls with amusement this sixteen year old lecturing PhDs from Hewlett Packard on how to design memory chips!

Colin was set on being an engineer (like his dad!) from an early age, and after gaining various technology prizes at the Earl of March High School, he graduated from Grade 13 in 1984 and went to Queen’s to study Electrical Engineering, paying his own way with his earnings from the semiconductor design part-time and vacation jobs. He threw himself with great energy into the various activities that arose, both in residence (Gordon House) and in class. Where others merely sprinkled themselves with purple dye, Colin had to bathe in it, to the consternation of his parents when they came to collect him at the end of term. He enjoyed residence so much he stayed for a second year, becoming a popular Floor Senior. At the end of second year, he decided that a way to fortune was to buy a house in the student ghetto and rent it out to students, which he proceeded to do with the profits from his semiconductor design jobs. He spent the summer renovating the house himself, showing a natural aptitude for anything involving design, construction or technology. The main feature was an immense home-made hot tub in the basement!

He occupied the house, with four student friends renting rooms, until he graduated in 1988, when returned to Kanata and Calmos Microsystems, where he became an official full-time employee after years of being part-time. He progressed rapidly in the company, becoming a senior engineer after a year, and had just completed the design of a new product, a high-speed digital synthesizer chip. At the same time, he had taken some of the equity out of his student house as a down payment to buy a house in Richmond, which he was in process of renovating and converting into an apartment and two commercial rental areas, when he died in a car accident on Hwy 401 in a snowstorm, as he was returning to work after driving down to Belleville to give his girl friend a Valentine present.

 

The Commerce 1954 Entrance Scholarship

 

Established by the Commerce class of 1954 to mark the occasion of their 50th reunion. All sixteen living members of the class contributed to the fund. Six members of the class have their C.A. designation and two are lawyers.

 

The Cortlandt Mackenzie Bursary

 

My experience at Queen's in the year prior to WWII changed my life and shown me that I could do well in University. In high school my record had been mediocre. After the war I returned to Queen's on DVA program and qualified in medicine. My wife, Jean, also a veteran of WWII (WRCNS) also attended Queen's on DVA. The experience changed her life. I hope I can help students to the same life altering experience.

 

The Craig Petter Memorial Award

 

Craig's fund was created in collaboration with the Commerce graduating class of '97. The purpose was to establish an ongoing memorial that personified Craig's caring, optimistic and fun-loving nature.

The fund has certainly achieved this objective and several of Craig's classmates continue to contribute to it.

The terms of the Craig Petter Memorial Award reflect the priorities that were important to Craig while he attended Queen's University.

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