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Donor Stories: Funds D to E

The D.A. and Margaret Grant Scholarship

This is a Memorial Fund in memory of the Grant family, descendants of Fred and Flora Grant of Sydenham, ON. This fund was created to honour and assist deserving students, to honour the secondary school from which they graduated, to support the established Queen's University policy of rendering financial assistance to students requiring it to continue or complete their study program and to honour members of the Grant family group who are graduates of Queen's.

The D. E. Loney Prize

Established in honour of Professor D.E. Loney, B.Sc. 1950, an untiring contributor to the development of technological education in the province of Ontario, through the generosity of many teachers and supporters of Technological Studies education from across the province.

The D. M. Jemmett Award

Established in memory of Douglas M. Jemmett, MA 1911, BSC 1913, LLD 1961 (Honorary).

This Fund was given by former students, as Dad taught at Queen's from about 1919 for 42 years. After returning from 1st World War, he returned to teach in the Electrical Engineering Department.

He was born in Gananoque, Ontario in 1890 and died in Kingston, 1984.

The Danielle Polk Memorial Award

Established by family, classmates and friends at Queen's University in memory of Danielle Polk, B.P.H.E. 1999, to recognize her enthusiasm for life and the outdoors, love of humanity, and devotion to family and friends.

This award honours the memory of our daughter, Danielle Polk, who graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education at Queen's in 1999. In August of 2000, while riding her bicycle, Danielle was hit by a car and died of her head injuries 5 days later. In April 2000, she returned from 7 months of travelling in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and India. The week she died, she was about to leave for Universite Laval in Quebec City to take the four month course in "Francais pour non-Francophones". She then hoped to attend teachers' college.

Our intention is that this be a humanitarian award. Excellence in academics and athletics are already well rewarded. A loving, compassionate spirit may be more difficult to recognize but these are the qualities that make life worth living and the world a better place.

The Danny Norman Blythe Scholarship

This scholarship was given to honour the memory of the late Danny Norman Blythe, (1963-1990), B.A. (Hons.) ’85 (Queen’s) by his parents Norman and Hazel Blythe; his uncle and aunt Joe and Thelma McKeown, his cousins Doug and Brenda Werden (McKeown) B.A.(Hons.) ’76 (Queen’s); and his Godson Dustyn Werden.

Danny Norman Blythe, the only child of Norman and Hazel Blythe, was born June 16, 1963, at Kingston. He resided with his parent all his life until his untimely death in an automobile accident on August 9, 1990, on month before he was to be married.

Danny completed his B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology/Criminology at Queen’s in 1985. He then worked towards his Masters degree, which was near completion. His research interests were in policing.

Following his years at Queen’s, Danny was employed as a Canada Customs Inspector. He possessed an unselfish attitude towards accepting duties above and beyond what was required within his job description. There were no bounds to what he felt were required to fulfill his job to the fullest extent, yet his respect for fellow workers was always paramount. Being the caring, giving individual that he was, he received a commendation from his place of employment for helping to save lives at an automobile accident in the summer of 1989. It is evident that he had unlimited potential in a field with numerous possibilities for advancement. Danny was also a past member of the O.P.P. Auxiliary. Full ceremonial honours were attributed to him by members of the area Canada Customs and O.P.P. Officers upon his death.

Danny maintained his excellent health by keeping in shape by physical workouts and continual involvement in numerous sports carried over from his high school and university days. He also found enjoyment in photography, gardening, boating skiing (water and snow), hunting, fishing, canoeing, and especially spending time with his family and friends.

It is hoped that the establishment of this scholarship will serve two purposes. First, an eternal tribute to Danny. Secondly, as Danny offered his help and encouragement to his fellow students, evident in his teaching assistantships, we are sure he would want us to reciprocate these gestures so that students who will succeed him will benefit. Danny would want to wish the winning student every success and enjoyment in his/her day at Queen’s.

The Dave Black Memorial Scholarship in Science and Technology Management

Established by friends and colleagues in memory of my Dave Black, my late husband.

Dave was first and foremost an excellent manager. He enjoyed the Advisory Board at the then Queen's MBA Science and Technology program because he could help and encourage students to become better managers. But of course while doing this he gained tremendous insight into how to manage better; what an ideal situation!

The Advisory Board was special to Dave which is why Queen's was selected to benefit from the funds donated in his name.

The David and Shelagh Williams Award

Established by David Williams, Ph.D. 1966, and Shelagh (Courtney) Williams, B.Sc.(Hon.) 1961, M.Sc. 1966.

The donors recognize the importance of scholarships to students to allow them to continue their education and to concentrate on their studies without being unduly distracted by financial concerns. The donors have had a lifelong interest in music and wish to help ensure that music will continue to be taught and performed at Queen's.

The David Farrell Law '64 Award

Established by the class of Law 1964. My husband was elected permanent class president of Law 1964. He suggested to his classmates that they create a scholarship fund so they could leave their mark on the school and give something back for all they received at Queen's.

This fund was started as the Law 1964 award. When my husband died of cancer in 2004, the class unanimously agreed to change the name to The David Farrell Law 1964 award.

The David G. Vice Entrance Award

David G. Vice was a leader in Canadian Business and a graduate of Queen's University, Sc'55.

He was a passionate and outspoken proponent of Education in Canada and the role of Canadians in Global Technological Advancements. David was a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen's from 1990-1998 and he was especially prime to receive an Honorary Doctor of Science from his Alma Mater in 1993, which recognized the strength of his connection to Queen's.

Education was very important to David and he had a passion for learning throughout his lifetime. He believed that education provided the opportunity for anyone to improve themselves and to achieve third goals in life. David came from a working class family and was himself dependent upon bursary funds to assist him financially through his education at Queen's. David wanted to give something back to Queen's Engineering/Applied Science, and his family has set up the award to help a student, like David, who otherwise might not be able to attend University without financial help.

We hope the recipient of this award will continue in the legacy of David G. Vice through a lifetime of learning, a strong contribution to society, and support of Canadian University Education.

The David Warren Rutherford Bursary

Established by the family of the late David Warren Rutherford, LLB 1981.

David was a clever man. He was only one credit away from a bachelor of commerce at Queen's and only a few weeks away from doing his C.A. degree.

He developed a viral infection and this affected his heart (not noticed clinically). He went for a run, returned to his apartment, sat down and had a cardiac arrest with no one present; truly a tragic loss.

The Dennis Cole Memorial Bursary

Established in memory of Dennis Cole, B.A. 1959, LL.B. 1962. The creation of this Fund was a decision made by the family and classmates. The classmates preferred this as opposed to a class bursary. We (the family) feel honoured by this decision.

The Diane McKenzie Award

Dr. Jean Hill, honoured by Diane McKenzie, B.N.Sc. 1964, MPA 1992, was the first Dean appointed for Queen's School of Nursing. From 1941 to 1968, a five-year non-integrated nursing program existed, in which the university assumed responsibility for the basic academic courses, while the majority of the basic nursing education took place in hospitals outside of Queen's academic jurisdiction. Dr Hill implemented our present four-year integrated model, providing nursing students the opportunity to apply skills of independent thinking and critical analysis to issues affecting nursing practice.

The Don Krestel Memorial Award

We, as a class, started the Fund in memory of Don Krestel, BAPHE 1974, who passed away in the fall of 1974 on a trip to South America. Over the years, the class slowly forgot about the Fund. At our 30th reunion (2004) we decided to re-invigorate this Fund and to actively support it again. Don was a fun loving guy who loved life, Queen's and his friends. He was the first among us to pass away and we wanted to remember him and his "Queen's" spirit in a special way.

The Don Wright Scholarships in Music

Established by Don Wright. Along with being a musician, arranger, composer, conductor, producer of radio, television and stage, Don Wright was also a pioneer, innovator, developer and benefactor of music education.

Just some of his many achievements include teaching secondary school classics, history and music, formation of Don Wright Productions in 1950, having his educational works published in the US in 1952, and composing, arranging and conducting music for many successful international films.

He also formed the Don Wright Charitable Foundation in 1966 providing scholarships for university music students across Canada, and became a member of the Order of Canada in 2001.

The Donald C. and Cornelia N. Elliott Award

Established by Donald C. Elliott and Cornelia N. Elliott. Donald C. Elliott was a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen's University from 1985 to 2000, and Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 2000.

The Donald Gordon Memorial Award

Established in memory of Donald Gordon, a Canadian leader in business and government.

The Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian-American Studies

Two employers, The Donner Canadian Foundation of Toronto and the W.H. Donner Foundation of New York City, marked the occasion of my twenty years of service by offering to make contributions to a charity of my choice. I selected Queen's University.

The Donna Jeanne Guyitt Memorial Award

Established in memory of my late wife, Donna Guyitt, who passed away in 2004. She was first ill in 2000, with a different condition, and we are greatly helped by the concern and caring manner of Dr. John Adams, a graduate of Queen's. Although my wife, myself and our older son are all graduates of Western, my younger son went to Queen's and we grew very fond of the Queen's campus and have wonderful memories of our trips to Kingston.

Donna was an outstanding elementary school teacher, a loving wife, mother, and friend and an accomplished needleworker and gardener. Most of all, she was a caring and concerned individual who never hesitated to give everything of herself to others--to anyone who needed her help. It was most often offered or given before it was ever asked for.

I hope that the recipients of this award will endeavour to develop the same concern for others that Dr. Adams displayed to his patients.

The Dorothy and Angus Matheson Entrance Award

Established in memory of Dorothy and Angus Matheson (Mom and Dad).

My parents always valued education and encouraged us to keep on learning. They helped several other people in several other countries attain their dreams through education. We thought it only fitting that they be remembered in a way that would help other young people with their dreams.

Mom came from North Bay and Dad from Thunder Bay, so it was chosen that this Fund help a student from Northern Ontario.

The Dorothy Matheson Parnell Bursary

Established by Dorothy Matheson Parnell, B.A. 1940. My parents A. Dawson Matheson and Gertrude McCuaig met at Queen's, as did my husband and I. My brother, John Matheson and sisters Catherine Carty and Margaret Slemon graduated from Queen's, as did numerous other relatives.

My experience at Queen's was a very happy one. I was on the Queen's swim team, made lifelong friends, spent 3 years in Ban Righ. My husband and I had many philanthropic pursuits in London. This one at Queen's is dear to my heart.

The Doug and Nancy McFadden International Exchange Awards

Nancy and I (Doug McFadden) established this Fund because we believe that an international educational experience will provide recipients with broadened world perspective.

We spent almost 25 years offshore before returning to Canada in 2009. We hope that our support will help enable recipients to understand and gain tolerance towards other cultures and people.

The Douglas D. Purvis Award

To honour the memory of my father, Douglas D. Purvis, who was head of the Economics Department for many years, in the most fitting way possible - giving back to the institution that the family all loved, and that my mother, brother and self all attended.

The Douglas D. Purvis Prize in Economics

Established by family, friends and colleagues of Professor D. Purvis in memory of his outstanding contributions to Canadian economics, to Queen's, and to the Department of Economics.

To honour the memory of my father, Douglas D. Purvis, who was head of the Economics Department for many years, in the most fitting way possible - giving back to the institution that the family all loved, and that my mother, brother and self all attended.

The Douglas D. Purvis Professorship of Economics

To honour the memory of my father, Douglas D. Purvis, who was head of the Economics Department for many years, in the most fitting way possible - giving back to the institution that the family all loved, and that my mother, brother and self all attended.

The Douglas Fretts Bursary

Established in memory of Douglas Fretts and Bruce Fretts.

The Douglas Traill Memorial Bursary

Established by the class of Law '76 in memory of the late Douglas Melvin Traill, B.A. '73 (UBC), LL.B. '76.

Douglas was a well-liked member of Law '76 who returned to British Columbia to practise law in Nanaimo, BC. Tragically, Doug was murdered by a client early in Doug's career. Our class and the legal community were shocked and saddened. I believe it was in connection with 10th year reunion that the class decided to start this fund in memory of our friend and classmate, Doug Traill.

The Dr. Claude H. Vipond Award

Established by my daughter, Dorothy Lele (Arts '71) and her husband Professor Jayant Lele (Queen's) to celebrate Dr. Vipond's contribution to International Development as a physician in Malaya, Malawi, Haiti, St. Lucia and with the East African Flying Doctor Service.

The Dr. Ernest A. Boxall Bursary

Established by Ernest A. Boxall, Meds '45. I was a son of a single mother. I had found out about the Susan Near scholarships for provinces, applied and was accepted for 3 years. At the end of this time (medicine was a seven year course), I was faced with leaving Queen's. The Dean recruited Kingston citizens to finance my continuation. Fortunately, the Canadian Army conscripted us as privates (in 1942) at privates pay and I was able to continue without help from Kingston citizens. I owe everything to Queen's and this is why I have kept a bursary to 4th year med students so they don't have to quit medicine at Queen's.

The Dr. Fred Allan Vokes Memorial Award

Established under the terms of the Will of Dr. Fred Allan Vokes. Fred felt that he owed a great deal to Queen's for his successful career as a family physician.

The Dr. George E. Flanagan Entrance Scholarship

Established in memory of Dr. George E. Flanagan, B.A. 1917, M.D. 1923.

Our father, George Flanagan (attended Queen's), and grandmother Mabel Flanagan, established the Fund in memory of his father and her husband. It was established to help ease the financial burden of an education for a deserving student. Our grandfather, grandmother and father believed education to be the cornerstone to success. Here's hoping this gift will help build a quality future for others as a Queen's education did for our grandfather!

The Dr. H. Martyn Estall Graduate Award in Philosophy

Robert and I established this fund in memory of our father, H. Martyn Estall. Dad came to Queen's in 1937 to join the then combined Departments of Philosophy and Psychology and stayed at Queen's for his whole academic career - retiring in 1970. He was first and foremost a teacher, thoroughly enjoying the challenges and satisfactions of working with students. He did not publish a great deal but he was a formidable editor - of student writing and as founding co-editor of Dialogue. He died in 2001, aged 97.

The Dr. Harold Latham Award in Family Medicine

Established through gifts made to Queen's University by Harold D. Latham, M.D. 1938, and his sons John Latham, B.Sc. (Hons.) 1967, and Robert Latham, B.A. (Hons.) 1965, M.A. 1968, in December 2005. This award was created to recognize Dr. Latham's many years of family practice, his long time interest in mental health issues, his commitment to improve the facilities and services available for those challenged with mental health ailments and his ongoing support of the needs of the families of these patients.

The Dr. Isaac Sutton Award

This fund was created by the late Dr Harry Robinson who had a friend in his year Meds '30 who came from a family who had little means. He gave his heart to football and medicine and was a true friend.

The Dr. John Mathews Prize

Established by John Mathews. I wanted to establish an award in one of the clinical fields to promote excellence in learning and recognize achievement. When I wrote to Dr. Sinclair about my intention, he suggested that he will recommend to establish three awards; in Paediatrics, Family Medicine and Health Communications.

The Dr. Joseph and Mary Louise Parisi Award in Medicine

Established by Joseph Parisi, M.D. 1984, F.R.C.S.C., and Mary Louise Parisi, B.A. (Hons.) 1986, B.Ed. 1988. The Award was created to help bridge the gap between financial need and successful completion of Medical studies by providing assistance to students who most require it and also are most deserving academically.

My Queen's education was a strong foundation enabling me to pursue my dreams and rewarding me with a most fulfilling medical career. It is my wish that this award will, in some small way, help others to fulfill their dreams.

I believe in the value of a university education. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend one of the finest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in North America. I will always treasure my years at Queen's for the academic challenges and achievements they provided and also for the many friendships made and memories bestowed.

I was also fortunate to have studied Medicine at a time when education costs were more modest, making financial concerns less of a factor in fulfilling one's dreams of obtaining a medical degree. As tuitions and other education costs rise and competition for admittance to medical programs increases, hard work and good grades are no longer enough.

The Dr. K. A. Clendenning Memorial Award

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Clendenning in memory of their son, Dr. Kenneth A. Clendenning, B.A. 1936, M.A. 1937, Ph.D. 1941 (University of Toronto).

This fund was set up by my parents, Mr. & Mrs. Campbell Clendenning. There were four boys in our family, Ken was the second oldest. Our parents wished more rewarding lives for us than what farming could provide, and they were committed to sending us all to high school and university. They succeeded in their efforts with all four sons graduating from Queen's, producing a high school teacher, a biologist, a civil engineer and an engineer physicist.

Ken died at age 47 in 1961 bringing to an end a distinguished career in Science. Our parents were devastated by his passing but felt that establishing a memorial fund in his name was a way in which his life could be remembered. Additionally, establishing this fund showed their appreciation to Queen's for the education we all had received. My parents would be most pleased that the fund continues to provide financial aid to deserving students and perpetuate Ken's memory.

The Dr. M. Gerald Lynch Award in Medicine

Established by Dr. Michael J. Lynch, M.D.1958, in memory of his father, Dr. Michael Gerald Lynch, M.D. 1921.

My father, Michael Gerald Lynch, was born in Kingston and was one of four sons of Daniel and Helen Lynch. His brothers were all graduates of Queen's: O'Gorman, class of '22; Leo, class of '26 and George, class of '31. Queen's presented an opportunity for those four brothers. This is an opportunity to show appreciation.

He schooled at St. Mary's Cathedral, Regiopolis High School and graduated M.D., C.M. from Queen's in 1921.

He interned at Baltimore City Hospital from 1921 to 1922 and then started in psychiatry in the Ogdensburg State Hospital from 1922-1925. Upon hearing of a practice available in Webster, New York, he moved there in February of 1925. General practice suited him better. He assumed the practice of Dr. Daniel J. Corrigan (Queen's 1898) who died in 1924. My father was in family practice until 1967. He died July 15th, 1968.

In June of 2000 I was asked to be the keynote speaker for the 50th hosting reunion of Webster High School. I chose to speak on medicine in Webster. The topic was well-received, but I didn't expect the finale. Upon completion of the talk, about 20 or 25 people rushed up to tell vignettes about my father's loving care from the 1930's and so on. It was an emotional experience for me. How many of us will be so well remembered 32 years after our deaths?

The Dr. Marc L. Smith Memorial Summer Studentship in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

This fund was generated by Marc's request in the final months of his life. He wanted to establish a summer studentship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Queen's University.

His interest in this subspecialty was fostered after he spent one summer with the department of PM & R as a medical student. He then joined Queen's Medical Outreach and travelled to Guyana where he volunteered to transport prostheses from Canada and provided rehabilitative services.

Marc then joined the residency program in PM & R at Queen's. He wanted other medical students to have a similar opportunity as he had in PM & R at Queen's.

The Dr. Martin W. Chepesiuk Award

Established by Dr. Martin W. Chepesiuk, B.A. 1941, M.D. 1947. Further contributions to the award have been made by family and friends in his memory following his death in his 90th year on August 1, 2003.

The Dr. Richard H. Gray Memorial Award

Established in memory of Dr. Richard H. Gray, M.D. 1981.

We were very proud of our son, Richard, who worked very hard to obtain his degree in Medicine. Financing was difficult at the time and so we decided to offer assistance to students who, in their first year Meds, are in financial need, to help give them a good start in their chosen career. We lost Richard when he was in his 30th year and feel this is an appropriate way to keep his memory alive and ongoing.

The Dr. Ronald A. Ferguson Award

I wanted to be a physician since I was a child. Our wonderful family doctor made house calls to attend to my various maladies of measles, mumps and chicken pox for which no immunizations were available in the 1940's. Contrary to my desire to study medicine, I enrolled in engineering at Queen's in 1957 at my father's insistence. Fortunately after my first year, Queen's administration worked with me to transfer into Arts & Sciences where I majored in chemistry while completing the prerequisites to enter medicine, graduating with a B.Sc. in 1961. I had been a diligent saver as a high school student and, with assistance from my parents, completed eight years at Queen's, graduating from medicine in 1966. I was certified in Family Medicine in Canada in 1972 and in the U.S. in 1975.

After a very satisfying career as a medical educator, practicing physician, and administrator, I retired in 2006. Within six months I returned to patient care (my first love) on a part-time basis, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Along with other health care professionals, I provided medical services to the Dene people in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories, where access to care is challenging and the practice of medicine very rewarding.

It was while practicing in the Northwest Territories that I decided to "give back to Queen's in some fashion". Subsequently I collaborated with Queen's to create the "Dr. Ronald A. Ferguson Award" to provide assistance to a medical student in need, who also volunteers in community service projects at Queen's or in the Kingston area.

I hope this Award will stimulate the prospective candidate to enter into a lifetime of community service while practicing his/her medical profession.

The Dr. Robert Crandall Prize

This is an Honorary Fund, in honour of Dr. Robert Crandall.

I found myself in second year Queen's accounting class with Professor Bob Crandall. I knew immediately that this was a man who loved his work, had a passion for his subject matter and a genuine interest in his students.

It was and probably still is unusual for a Commerce graduate to head off to Teacher's College and spend the next 30 years teaching high school students, but that's exactly what I did. I have had a most wonderful and rich life striving to be for them what Bob was for me; a great listener.

My goal in establishing the Dr. Robert Crandall Prize was not just to honour Bob for the incredible contribution that he has made to my life but, more importantly perhaps, to remind Commerce students that as they go forward in advancement of their own careers to never underestimate the power of giving to to others.

The Dr. S.L. Fransman Prize in Diagnostic Radiology

Established by Dr. S.L. Fransman and Mrs. Bertha Fransman to recognize Dr. Fransman's contribution to the Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

Dr S.L. Fransman was Professor of Radiology and head of the Radiology Department from 1960 to 1982. After his retirement, he continued to teach at Queen's and at his home for several years. He was responsible for bringing the first CAT Scan machine to Canada (to the K.G.H.) and was the first radiologist in the world to use this new technology.

The Dr. Sam Cronk (Medicine 1915) Memorial Bursary

Established by Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, Medicine 1946, and Mrs. Harriet E. (Cronk) Simmons, Arts 1941, in memory of their father, Dr. Sam Cronk.

Such was my father's influence and inspiration, that my three daughters and my brother's three children are all graduates of Queen's.

The Dr. Thomas J. Boag Memorial Bursary

Established by family and friends of Dr. Thomas J. Boag, Dean, Faculty of Medicine (1975-1982) and Vice-Principal, Health Sciences (1982-1988).

My husband contributed much to Queen's, initially as Professor and Head of Psychiatry, then as Dean of Health Sciences, and subsequently as Vice-Principal and advisor to the Principal. Many of his colleagues, friends and family wanted to remember him, and particularly his continuing interest in the contribution of the field of Psychiatry in Medicine. Many years previously, 1949-1950, he was a member of Queen's University Arctic Expedition, looking at the Inuit's adaption to the cold.

The Dr. W.R. Ghent Memorial Bursary

Established by members of the class of Medicine 1971 in memory of Dr. W.R. Ghent, M.D. 1947 (Honorary 1971 Class President), and in recognition of their 25th reunion. Dr. Ghent always had a keen interest in the students. They returned the interest by subscribing to his Memorial Fund.

The Dr. Wallace Graham Breck Memorial Prize in Engineering Chemistry

Established in memory of Dr. Wallace Graham Breck, Sc.'50, M.Sc.'51, Ph.D. (Cantab.), brother and husband of the donors.

This Prize was established as a Memorial to Wally, to cause him to be remembered in part, as the Chair for 15 years of Undergraduate studies in Engineering Chemistry. He made a significant contribution to Queen's University and this Prize is a reminder that Dr. Wallace Breck is a person of considerable account in the history of the University.

My brother, who died in 2001 and after whom this Prize in named, was nearly six years my senior and had a considerable and positive influence on me during my formative years. When each of us had, in 1946, completed our wartime service, we applied as veterans for admission to Queen's University and were accepted.

Wally, as he was known, graduated from Queen's in 1950 from the Faculty of Applied Science in the Engineering Chemistry course and was awarded the Departmental Medal in Chemistry. He then went on to a Master's degree in 1951 on a CIL Fellowship and to Cambridge University in England on an Athlone Fellowship for his Ph.D., returning to Canada in 1954.

He taught for two years at the Royal Military College in Kingston and in 1956 became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Queen's. He retired in 1983 at age 66 as Professor Emeritus. Wally taught many Physical Chemistry courses as well as first year general chemistry and later started a popular course in marine Chemistry. He was co-author of the text Chemistry for Science and Engineering. Wally took sabbaticals at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California and at the University of Queensland in Australia.

The Dr. William Cornett Memorial Bursary

Established by his children Catherine and Christopher Cornett in memory of their father, William Cornett, M.D. 1945.

Dr. William Cornett attended Queen's University from 1940-45. He was captain of the Queen's Juvenile Basketball Team and medical editor of the Tricolour. He interned at the Ontario Hospital at Rockwood and earned his degrees of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Surgery (C.M.) in 1945. He also received the Victor Lyall Goodwill Memorial Prize of $100.00. He served on Queen's University Permanent Executive Medicine, was President of the Alma Mater Society (1944-45) and received the Tricolour Award in 1945.

He served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. (1943-46) in the service rank of Captain. He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the War Medal 1939-45.

Between the years of 1946-59, he practised general medicine in Stirling, Ontario. During this time, he served two terms as President of the Hastings and Prince Edward Medical Society and one term as Secretary-Treasurer. He also served on the Council of the Ontario Medical Association.

In 1959, he joined Ortho Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd. as Medical Director and was responsible for the company's program of clinical research. In 1964, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award from Ortho Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd. in appreciation of his outstanding achievements in the service of his company. Dr. Cornett was also named Medical Director for McNeil Laboratories (Canada) Ltd. Ortho and McNeil are both members of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.

He was elected to the Board of Directors of Ortho in 1965. He assumed responsibility for the Medical Department affairs and Clinical Research Program of McNeil. Dr. Cornett was awarded the Johnson Medal for Research and Development in 1967 from Johnson & Johnson for his outstanding contributions to the clinical evaluation of oral contraceptives in Canada. The Johnson Medal is awarded at the discretion of the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors to scientists throughout the world-wide organization for exceptional achievements with the extensive research and development program. It was the first time it was given for clinical research.

Under Dr. Cornett's direction, numerous clinical research programs were established in Canada including those to study Ortho-Novum contraceptive tablets. Much of the success and wide acceptance of this oral contraceptive has been attributed to Dr. Cornett's pioneer work in this area.

In 1969, he was appointed Executive Director of the Medical Division, McNeil Laboratories Inc., Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. He was responsible for the overall direction of the McNeil clinical research program in the U.S. He was also a consultant to the Canadian clinical research program of McNeil Laboratories (Canada) Ltd.

He moved to Florida in 1973 and continued to work on a part-time basis for McNeil Laboratories until 1988 when he fully retired. Dr. Cornett died in August, 2001 and was buried in Sebring, Florida.

The E. L. Bruce Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Professor E. L. Bruce, former Head of the Department of Geology,

The Scholarship was established by graduate students of my fathers' as their thoughtful and generous recognition and remembrance of their great debt to him for the years of teaching, help and encouragement which he gave to them. I was asked for my approval of their gift of the scholarship, and I naturally welcomed it warmly. I understand that many in the university, graduates and, I think, some mining companies, have given money to the Fund as a way of expressing their gratitude for the contribution that my father had made to the mining industry through his research. He spent most summers doing field work in northern Ontario, Quebec and the West.  Several years after his death and the establishment of the Bruce Scholarship, the University named the wing of Miller Hall after him.

After graduation from Queen's in 1911, he earned a PhD at Columbia in New York City and then took a semester at the University of Wisconsin.

May I add a few other aspects which may help to illustrate other interesting dimensions of his life.

He was offered the position of Commissioner of the North West Territories, but he declined it, probably, I suspect, because of his commitment to his profession, his love of teaching and to the University. He participated in a number of international congresses and represented the Canadian Government in a conference in the USSR. He was elected President of the Geological Society of America in the 1940's - a further recognition of the academic stature he had earned in the USA as well as Canada.

Although it may not be relevant, I might add that he also had time for non-academic activities while a student at Queen's. He played on the University's football team, and was sufficiently involved in student affairs that he was elected President of the AMS.

In retrospect his contributions were all the more remarkable when I recall that he came from a modest, middle class family in Smiths Falls, and that he was forced to interrupt his educational program at Queen's twice in two separate years in order to return home and teach in a school to earn enough money to earn his way through the University. His family were apparently unable to provide much financial support.

The Edmonton Capital Region Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship fund is part of the Annual Edmonton Queen's Dinner, and together have the purpose of: Supporting Queen's and its students, providing fellowships for Queen's Alumni; and maintaining another "linkage" between Queen's and its alumni, which may produce additional financial support beyond the scholarship.

The Edward Hugh McLellan Scholarships

Established by relatives and friends in memory of Edward Hugh McLellan, B.Sc. 1980. Hugh was a very bright, personable young engineer, who was lost in a tragic automobile accident in 1983.

Edgar K. McLellan

The Edythe Zacks Millman Prize in the Performing Arts

Established by Edythe Zacks Millman, B.A. 1939, a member of the Drama Guild, the Kingston Drama Group and various other theatrical organizations.

My mother's first love, right after her family, was drama. She had the good fortune to go through Queen's with Lorne Greene and I can only imagine how vibrant the Drama Department was at that time. Edythe was always writing, producing, staging and acting in plays, skits and musicals. She even had a lead role in a full-length movie shot in Kingston by St Lawrence Pictures Corporation around 1954 and titled "The Littlest Canadian". Edythe was so pleased to give something back to Queen's.

The Elisabeth Tremblay Memorial Entrance Award

Established by family and friends in memory of Elisabeth Tremblay. Our daughter died in the first year at Queen's - Arts & Science. Her death was sudden and totally unexpected. She was very concerned with the poor, the oppressed children in the war zones. We sought to do something that would honour her memory forever. We think she would approve of this gesture. She was a terrific kid.

The Elliott/Galasso Entrance Award

Established by Janet E. (Elliott) Galasso, B. A. 1959, BPHE 1960 and Dr. Pasquale (Pat) J. Galasso, B. A./BPHE 1955, Ph.D., in honour of their parents, Alexine S. (Lefebvre) Elliott and Carman D. Elliott, and Carolina (Aglialoro) Galasso and Costantino Galasso, who dreamed of and sacrificed for a higher education for their children. This Fund was created as payback for the outstanding opportunities and experiences we had, and wish to provide to others.

The Elwin and Beverley Derbyshire Award

Established by Elwin Derbyshire, B.Sc. 1965, and Beverley Derbyshire. I felt it was an opportunity to, in a small way, give back to the university and the Queen's Men's Hockey team. My hope was that it would assist the hockey team recruit hockey talent. Queen's hockey was an important part of my life and personal growth at the university.

The Emil Nenniger International Exchange Scholarship in Chemical Engineering

The substantial benefit Emil Nenniger, BSC 1950 gained from his international studies is the motivation behind establishing this scholarship award.

The Engineering Chemistry Industrial Scholarship

The scholarship was created primarily to encourage and support worthy students in the Engineering Chemistry program. It is also intended to recognize this strong, science based engineering program which is unique in Canada and important to Canadian Industry.

The Environmental Law Award

Established by D. Brad Sloan, a graduate of the class of Law '73.

To honour Professor George Alexandrowicz who hired me to prepare his casebook for environmental resources law.

To honour Dean Dan Soberman who gave me a second chance at law in re-enrolling after having failed to write my 2nd year exams in 1971.

To honour the law school who has given me a licence to enjoy every working day and hour.

The Eric W. Cross Fellowship in Law

The testatrix, the late Daphne Cross, wanted to make a gift to Queen's University and specifically to Faculty of Law because her father, the late Eric Cross, obtained his degree from Queen's Univesity and later became a judge. Eric Cross was also a generous supporter to Queen's University.

The Ernst Loeb Memorial Scholarship in German

Established by colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Ernst Loeb, much loved and respected professor at Queen's University 1970-1987.

Dr. Loeb was the recipient of the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit. This is the highest civilian award bestowed by the German Government, for promoting German language, literature and culture.

This fund was created to honour the memory of Professor Loeb and to assist students in their quest to further their education in the field of German language and literature, which meant so much to him.

The Ethel M. Birkenshaw Award

Established by Ethel M. Birkenshaw, B.A. 1948. I chose the Arts faculty as I had been an Arts graduate and I favoured the studies in economics, political science, history and english. I also hoped that students would look to a career or interest in public service as I had.

I retired from the Ontario Public Service as a deputy minister in 1987 having spent 30 years there.

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