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Donor Stories: Funds F to J

The Feminist Jurisprudence Award

Established by the family and friends of Sharon Cohen, a graduate of Law 1988, to recognize the value of feminist analysis in legal education and practice.

The Frances K. Smith Scholarship in Art History

Established by Frances K. Smith, B.A. '56, and family.

My 23 years at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and considerable research and writing on Canadian Artists, made me realize how little has been written on Canadian Art History.

Also, through my friendship with Alfred Bader over many years, it was suggested to me that students could be helped to expand their studies to consider the history of Canadian art along with European Art.

The Frank B. Lee Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

The Frank B. Lee Memorial Scholarship in Engineering was established in October 2001 by family and friends in memory of Frank B. Lee, B.Sc. 1945. The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of high academic standing to a student entering the third year of any engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University.

Frank B. Lee, the Canadian-born son of Chinese immigrants, had to leave high school in his senior year (during the Depression) to go to work to help support his family. He returned in June of that year to take the high school leaving examinations and received his diploma. He worked for six years at a Chinese restaurant and then at the post office. While he was working at the post office, he took correspondence courses on radio technology. He persuaded Queen's University to admit him to study engineering. He was an outstanding student. He won nine scholarships, including several speech and debate prizes. He was also well-rounded. He was the university table tennis champion and was elected president of the Engineering Society. He graduated from Queen's in 1945, with first class honours in Electrical Engineering, and was one of the recipients of the Tricolour Award.

After graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Canadian Army, and was part of a team of top students from Canadian universities which formed the nucleus of a specialist engineering group in the Army. At the end of World War II, he returned to Queens as an instructor in electrical engineering, then worked at General Electric in Schnectady, New York as a test engineer in 1946-47. He then entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1947 and earned his S.M. degree in electrical engineering (electronics and servomechanisms) two years later. After MIT, he returned to Canada, where he worked as an engineer, first for six years at Cossor (Canada) Limited in Halifax, Nova Scotia and then for eleven years at CAE in Montreal, Quebec. In 1966 he moved his family to Granada Hills, California in order to work as an avionics engineer at Lockheed California Company. Over the next eighteen years, he worked on the flight control systems for several civilian and military aircraft projects, including the L-1011 Tristar commercial widebody aircraft. His tenure included service in Lockheed’s famed “Skunk Works” Advanced Development Projects division. All his life he appreciated the opportunity that the Engineering Department at Queen's had given him to obtain a higher education.

The Franklin G.T. Pickard Memorial Bursary

This bursary was established by CIBC/Wood Gundy in memory of Franklin G.T. Pickard (1933-1996), B.A. '57 (Queen's).

Frank Pickard was a dearly loved husband, father, son and brother, a highly respected friend and distinguished leader known in business circles around the world.

Born on September 10, 1933 to Margaret and Chester Pickard, Frank grew up with his younger brother Don in Sudbury, attending elementary school and then Sudbury Mining and Technical School. Frank and Audrey married in 1967 and had two daughters, Barbara and Beverly. Frank was predeceased by his father. His mother Margaret, 87, still lives in the family home in Sudbury.

Frank’s remarkable career at Falconbridge Limited began in 1950 as a high school summer student in his hometown of Sudbury. After graduating from Queen’s University, Frank officially joined Falconbridge as a process labourer and in the years following, he worked at all levels of the organization including the Hardy and Fecunis mills, the Strathcona mill, the Sudbury smelter and in senior metallurgical positions in Sudbury before moving to Falconbridge’s head office in Toronto in 1975. He became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1991.

As President and CEO, Frank led Falconbridge through some of the most exciting times in company history – Falconbridge’s return to the public markets, the opening of the Craig Mine, the bid for Voisey’s Bay and recently, the mine developments at Raglan and Collahuasi. Frank’s strategic leadership and vision have charted a strong course for Falconbridge’s future.

To those who knew him, Frank was a miner’s miner and was the first Sudburian to head up a major nickel company. While he travelled extensively managing Falconbridge’s global business, Sudbury was always close to his heart. He was a firm believer in the important connection between business and the community and supported and participated in many fundraising and sponsorship campaigns both in Sudbury and Toronto. In June, Frank’s accomplishments were recognized by Laurentian University which awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Business. He was also a Fellow of the Canadian Academic of Engineering and a member of many Canadian and international industry organizations.

A highly successful businessman, Frank always had time for a good laugh or harmless practical joke. He also knew how to enjoy his days away from the office. Frank wan an avid fisherman and antique car buff. He enjoyed a glass of fine wine, cooking over his own stove, hitting the golf course and vacationing with his family and friends in South Carolina.

Frank’s legacy is his vital connection and dedication to his family, both at home and at Falconbridge. While his friends and colleagues come from many parts of the world, he called each one of them by name – this, his caring nature and genuine concern will always be remembered.

His contribution to Falconbridge, the mining industry and to those of us who have had the honour of knowing him, is immeasurable.

The Fred Lamble Bartlett Memorial Award

Established in memory of Fred Lamble Bartlett by family, friends and former students.

Fred Lamble Bartlett was the first Director of Physical Education for the city of Toronto Board of Education in 1930. He was instrumental in shifting the aim of the program away from army training towards an educational perspective, as well as starting the physical education program for young children at the elementary level. In 1942, Fred was appointed to be the First Provincial Inspector of Physical Education in Ontario.

When the Queen's School of Physical and Health Education opened in 1949, Fred was the Founding Director, holding that position until he retired in 1967.

The G.E. Ted Courtnage Entrance Bursary

Established by Dorothy Courtnage in memory of her husband G.E. Ted Courtnage, B.Sc. 1956.

Ted always credited his education at Queen's University for his success in business. He always remained faithful in his giving and attended reunions every five years, missing his 50th by two years. Friends made at Queen's have been life-long friends.

I created this Fund in Ted's memory as my parents couldn't afford to send me to University and I feel there may be someone in the same circumstances today and I could help. In return, they will contribute to better our society.

The G.E. Ted Courtnage Graduate Award in Engineering

Established by Dorothy Courtnage in memory of her husband G.E. Ted Courtnage, B.Sc. 1956.

Ted always credited his education at Queen's University for his success in business. He always remained faithful in his giving and attended reunions every five years, missing his 50th by two years! Friends made at Queen's have been life-long friends.

I created this Fund in Ted's memory as by the end of putting himself through 4 years of University, he succumbed to getting a pay cheque. Therefore, he never took the time to receive his M.A as marriage followed graduation and children followed marriage. The time to do it is now and I wanted to help someone to finish their dream.

The G.G. Baron Van der Feltz Prize

Established by Ellen Frei in memory of her father.

My father, Gerard Gustaaf van der Feltz (1899 -1944), was born the son of a tobacco plantation administrator, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which was a Dutch colony during that time: part of the Dutch East Indies. The second oldest of six children, he finished his secondary school education in Amsterdam, becoming an office clerk. He, his wife and three-year-old daughter Ellen went to Java, Indonesia in 1936, after the Depression put him out of a subsequent job in Amsterdam. He became a sales representative for a packaging company. Mobilization of Dutch citizens on Java and the other islands of the former Dutch East Indies happened in July 1941; after the bombardment of Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) in December 1941 all the men were called up.  The Japanese overran the Dutch East Indies in the first week of March 1942. My father was interned along with most of the rest of the armed forces; I saw him once, in March 1942, after celebrating New Year’s Eve (December 31, 1941) in the soldiers’ barracks. The Japanese used to move their prisoners across the sea in the holds of unmarked ships; they claimed not to have signed the Geneva Convention, which forbade this type of transportation. The ship my father was on – the unmarked Junyo Maru - was torpedoed in the ‘’cordon sanitaire’’, a sea area protected by the Allies, at the level of Benkulen, Sumatra, on September 18, 1944, resulting in the drowning of most of the 5620 POWs and Javanese  slave labourers on board, including my father. The captain of the British submarine responsible, did not find out any details  of what happened till years later.

 Not only was it difficult to remember my short time with my father; but for me the war experience - though I suffered no ‘’indignities’’ – and the unsettled years afterward, influenced the rest of my life for more than 50 years.

Ellen van der Feltz Frei, Toronto, November 2012

The Geoffrey E. Shepherd Memorial Bursary

Geoffrey's Bursary was created by family and friends in the Fall of 1981 in memory of a "wonderful guy".

Geoffrey was always interested in the arts and took part in various productions both at York Mills Collegiate, Toronto and later at Queen's where he enrolled in Arts and Science in 1979. When Geoffrey was about to enter his third year at Queen's, he was killed instantly on his motor-bike.

A Bursary was established for a deserving student and thus his light shines on.

The George M. Hood (Sci '43) Athletic Financial Award

Established by Debbie and George N. Hood (Arts 1978) in memory of George M. Hood (B.Sc. 1943).

George M. Hood grew up in Gananoque and studied Mechanical Engineering at Queen's. He also played intercollegiate hockey until it was disbanded because of World War II. My father was enormously proud of his Queen's education and his hockey experience, both of which he conveyed to me.

My father was a firm believer in treating all individuals equally; he was a staunch advocate for women. He did not live long enough to witness the huge growth in women's hockey but it is something he would have strongly supported. For all these reasons and a lot of love, this award was created.

The Ghent Trauma Visiting Speaker Series

Dr. Ghent has a great interest in Trauma and its terrible manifestations, for his whole life as a surgeon.

Early in his practice he took weekend calls for local surgeons, and spent hours repairing patients who had been brought in following road accidents.

He subsequently went on to spend several summers studying the causes and effects of such accidents.

His investigations led to the establishment of an ambulance service in Kingston, staffed by paramedics. The service is now over 35 years old.

Dr. Ghent chaired a committee at the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) which was ultimately responsible for the law enforcing the mandatory use of seat belts in Canada.

The Gladys Munnings Memorial Award in English

Established by Helen Gurney in memory of Gladys Munnings, B.A. 1932, LL.D. 1976.

Gladys was an outstanding educator. She was the first woman to be appointed as Inspector of English in Ontario Secondary Schools after an exceptional career as a teacher of English and Physical Education in Windsor.

She was a strong supporter of Queen's throughout her life and was so very proud when Queen's honoured her with an Honorary Degree in 1976. As the Executor of her Estate as well as a lifetime friend, I knew that she would wish me to use some of her estate to assist Queen's students.

Gladys Munnings established three Bursary Funds at Queen's over the last twenty years. All of these funds were to assist worthy students to remain in school.

The Glen Chandler Milbourne Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honour the memory of Glen Chandler Milbourne (1969-1991), B.Sc. (Hons.) ’91 (Queen’s) and his endowed by his estate, his family, friends, co-workers and peers.

Glen Chandler Milbourne, son of Robert and Sharon Milbourne, brother of Mercedes Johnston and brother-in-law of Andrew Johnston was born November 10, 1969 at Burlington, Ontario. He spent much of his life in independent environments: boarding at Upper Canada College – Grades 3 to 6, at St. Andrews College – Grades 7 – 8, and returning to Upper Canada for matriculation. The last four years of his life were spent living, leaning, and contributing in the Queen’s community at Kingston.

Glen completed his B.Sc. (Honours) in Metallurgical Engineering at Queen’s in 1991, and was working on contract with Queen’s on a project involving microgravity studies connected with Canada’s space program. Two months before beginning graduate studies at Queen’s, he was involved in an automobile accident on his way to work July 11, 1991.

Glen was a fourth generation of his family to practice the arts and science of Metallurgy in Canada. His great-grandfather John Milbourne and his grandfather William Milbourne were iron founders in British Columbia, as was his great uncle John Galloway. His father, Robert Milbourne, is a Metallurgical Engineer (UBC ’63) who has pursued a career with Stelco.

The study and application of the Science of Metallurgy was only one of Glen’s many dimensions. His other pursuits were many and varied, including: participation in the championship rowing teams of Upper Canada College and Queen’s; mountain biking; folk music – as a member of “Blackberry Wine”, public speaking – as a winner of the Carson Cup for Queen’s; and above all, a deep and unrelenting interest in other people – his friends and what their relationships could contribute.

The Glen Chandler Milbourne Memorial Scholarship is intended to enable Glen’s contribution to the Metallurgical profession and to the richness of the Queen’s community to continue. As summarized by a Faculty member, “We will remember his strength, his good nature, and his love of life. He will inspire us to do more wise and more fruitful things with our lives. ….more than a student, he was a friend”.

The Good Family Visiting Faculty Research Fellowship

To honour W.C. Good, father of donors:

Beth (Good) Latzer, Allen Good, Harold Good, (Norman Good), (Robert Good)

Harold Good was professors of Biology at Queen's from 1949 to 1983.

Allen Good's son Tom attended Queen's in the late 60's.

Beth Latzer, daughter Margie attended Queen's in the late 60's.

The Gordon and Kathryn Baker Bursary

Established by Gordon R. Baker, QC, LL.B. 1970, and Kathryn Baker, B.Ed. 1969.

At a Toronto Queen's Law Alumni meeting, Don Carter and Tom Asplan and I were chatting about tuition and needy students. I've been fortunate over the years to have had some wonderful mentors and some financial success. Hence the donation by my wife Kathryn and me.

The Grace L. Boileau Graduate Award

Established in October 2004 by a bequest from the estate of Grace L. Boileau, B.A. 1941, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to full-time funding eligible graduate students in any year of the Masters or Doctoral program at Queen’s University.

"Grace with a Big Smile" by Trudy Stephen 
(Short biography of Grace L. Boileau)

The Graham George Memorial Prize in Composition

Established by Bachelor of Music Alumni from 1973 to 1977 and by faculty in the School of Music, in memory of Dr. Graham George, the first Head of the Department of Music (1968-1971), prominent professor of composition, respected scholar and performer, director of the Choral Ensemble in its early years, and teacher at Queen's University between 1946 and 1977.

This fund is a 25th anniversary gift from the class of BMUS 1974.

The Graham Newsome Memorial Award in Music

Established by family and friends in memory of Graham Newsome, late distinguished amateur organist and music teacher in Montreal.

Graham lived in Montreal for 20 years (we were a military family - Royal Canadian Air Force) and moved 20 times. He was completely bilingual French - English. Also could speak Spanish but less fluently.

Graham died Dec. 1, 1991 in Montreal, at the age of 41. He asked that we set up a scholarship in his name at Queen's. Graham was a trained organist, had a few piano students and was allowed to practice in several churches in Montreal.

The Grant Memorial Scholarship

Established 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 Guelph Alumni Entrance Award

Established by the Guelph Ontario Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association. The award was created to provide financial assistance and encouragement for a student enrolling at Queen's for the first time.

The Gwen Keough Memorial Scholarship

Established by her parents Leona and William, (Sc. '48 1/2) and sisters Terry (Arts '79) and Nancy (Ed. '86) in memory of Gwenlyn J. Keough (Rehabilitation 1982).

This fund is in memory of our daughter Gwen Keough who graduated from Rehab Physiotherapy in 1982. Gwen died in 1990. The scholarship was established to assist post graduate students in the faculty of Rehab Therapy in pursuit of their chosen field of study. This was the first scholarship established at Queen's for post graduate students in Rehab Therapy at the University.

The H. Janzen Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Henry Janzen, B.Sc. 1949, M.Sc. 1953. This Fund was created out of donations received by Queen's University after the sudden and untimely accidental death of H Janzen, physics professor at Queen's.

The H. Reginald Watson Award

Established in honour of H. Reginald Watson, LLB 1981, by the founding members of V-CC, a research and development company to which Reg Watson contributed greatly. The values that Mr. Watson represented are honoured with this Fund.

The Harold Arthur Cohen Book Prizes

  • The Harold Arthur Cohen Book Prize in Music
  • The Harold Arthur Cohen Book Prize in Religious Studies
  • The Harold Arthur Cohen Book Prize in Engineering Physics

Established by the family in memory of Harold Arthur Cohen, B.A. 1928, B.Sc. Eng. Physics 1930. This fund was created at the suggestion of my children, Dr. James M. Cohen, MD and Dr. Annabel J. Cohen, MA, PhD & fellow UPEI, all degrees from Queen's, who thought it a fitting memorial to my husband and their father who was a staunch supporter and proud graduate of Queen's, and valued the fine education he received there. They felt pride in the University education they received and wanted it passed on to future generations.

It makes me very happy to receive the letters of thanks and appreciation that the students send upon receiving their book prize, and the pride they take in being able to follow their ambitions in their studies.

The Harold Howes Memorial Award

Established by family and friends in memory of Harold T. Howes, B.Sc. (Engineering) 1950. This Fund was created because it was my husband's desire to make a contribution.

The Harold R. Steacy Bursary

Established by Harold R. Steacy, B.Sc. '46. In 1942, I received a generous loan. It made a difference. I hope this bursary will do the same for others.

The Harry Cameron Robinson Bursary

Established from the estate of Harry Cameron Robinson, M.D. 1930, to encourage medical students in the future. He himself was a doctor for 50 years in active family practice. He encouraged compassion, understanding and giving of himself to others.

He truly was the old fashioned Dr. who knew everyone in the community. He encouraged learning to his end. He served his profession and his alma mater with pride and honour and was loved by all.

The Harvey Fine Memorial Bursary

This Prize is in honour of Harvey Fine, B.Com ’72.

Harvey was a free spirit. He walked his own walk, usually with a canine companion. He talked his own talk, always with a smile. Harvey was profoundly committed to friends, fitness, and fun.

All the while, Harvey privately bore the weight of a heavy burden – the burden of life-long depression. Finally, in August 2013, he decided it was time to rest.

It is hoped that the assistance provided by this prize will aid future students of the Queen’s School of Business, by reducing the weight of financial burdens and help them to live life to the fullest, as Harvey did.

This seems a fitting tribute to Harv, a man who, with his unique spirit, courage, and friendship, made a difference in his all-too-short time with us.

The Helen Nininger Memorial Scholarship in Fine Art

Established by Michael Nininger, B.A. 1989, in memory of his mother, Helen Nininger, who was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women's Club in Ottawa.

My mom was a big supporter of the arts in general and painting and music in particular. I choose Queen's because I went to school there and loved the experience! As well, we (our family) lived in Kingston for 6 years when my Dad taught at the Queen's Business School. From my Mom I learned to love painting.

I'm more a collector than a producer!! Artists I own are Tony Scherman, Brent Macintosh, Dan Kennedy, Ross Penhall, Edward Burtynsky (Photography) and my favourite Marianna Gartuer - she is going to be huge!!

The Helen Richards Campbell Award

The Helen Richards Campbell Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing

Established by the Campbell family in memory of Helen Richards Campbell, who graduated from Queen's in 1978 at the age of 81.

My mother taught school prior to her marriage in 1919. She decided to return to obtain a college education and graduated in 1978. At the age of 81, she was the oldest graduating student at Queen's. After her death in 1984 we incorporated a company H.R.C. Simcoe Holdings Ltd. This company provided funds for a scholarship which has now been divided into two funds.

We thank Queen's University for educating an old lady; whose hearing and sight were failing. Mother was so proud to be a Queen's grad.

The Hilda Alexina Tait-Rice Bursary

Established by her husband and family in celebration of the life of Hilda Alexina Tait-Rice whose compassionate love spilled over the boundaries of her home touching friends and neighbours, the members of the congregation of St. Margaret's Church, residents of Rideaucrest Home, and patients of the Kingston Cancer Clinic.

The Honourable Edgar J. Benson, P.C., and Dr. Clifford A. Curtis Bursary

Established in honour of The Honourable Edgar J. Benson, P.C., B.Com. '49, LL.B (R.M.C.)'73, LL.D. ’08, and Dr. Clifford A. Curtis, B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D., Econ, (Chicago).

The Howard Vance Memorial Book Prize

The Howard Vance Memorial was established in 1970 following his tragic death in a sailing accident. He graduated on May 20, 1970 and drowned on June 20, 1970. In lieu of flowers, we his family asked that donations go to Queen's (Civil Eng.) to establish this fund. It has been an ongoing interest for us. Our son loved his years at Queen's and we wanted some continuity with the university. We felt this would perhaps help other students.

I have always looked forward to hearing from the recipients, in many cases they have been very surprised to have received recognition.

The Hugh DeCourcy Memorial Bursary

Established in memory of Hugh DeCourcy, B.A.(Hons.) 1988, B.Ed. 1989, by his father, Peter DeCourcy, and mother, Sharelle Robertson. Hugh was an exceptional teacher. His students loved and respected him, as we found out when he died suddenly at age 30. The response from students, former and present, was overwhelming.

A scholarship was set up at the high school he taught at in Cornwall. When the school went elementary, Queen's was the best choice to honor him and help a deserving student carry on in the field Hugh so loved and was devoted to. Many students (former) still keep in touch, have gone on to rewarding careers and credit Hugh for providing the encouragement they needed. These are the kind of teachers we hope this bursary will help.

The Huntley Macdonald Sinclair Bursaries

The Huntley Macdonald Sinclair Travelling Scholarship

My Uncle, Huntley Sinclair, B.Com. 1924, created this fund to help students study at Queen's. He was a graduate in Commerce (1924), having gained a primary degree in Edinburgh after mustering out of the Royal Flying Corps in the 1st World War. Subsequently he lived and worked in Ottawa with the King government until WWII when he re-enlisted in the RCAF. He served at the rank of Wing Commander in Britain.

After the war he married and remained in England. He died in Ottawa of a stroke at nearly 90 years of age.

The Ian and Pat Fraser Family Scholarship

Ian Fraser’s hometown is Perth and he graduated from Perth Collegiate Institute. He started Queen’s Commerce in 1949 and met his wife the first day of class when he noticed a pretty blond girl in a red jacket and introduced himself. They graduated in 1953 and married in 1955. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Ian played football at Queen's and the Argo's tried to recruit him but he had other plans. He started working for Canada Life in Toronto after graduation. He started as management trainee and 42 years later completed his time there as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary. After Canada Life --he served for ten years as the Secretary-Treasurer of the National Sanitarium Association which was founded in 1896 to build sanitaria for the treatment of tuberculosis and has evolved into a funding organization for research in pulmonary disease.

Ian and Pat established The Ian and Pat Fraser Family Scholarship in 2011 because they have a high regard for Queen's School of Business and believe in giving back . They have many wonderful memories of their time at Queen's. Ian was mentored by great professors such as Professors Hand, Smail, MacPherson, and McDougall to name a few. There were 18 in his class and many of them remain friends to this day.

Ian and Pat wish all the best to their recipients who are starting their time at Queen's and hope they will also give back to their alma mater to the best of their ability when they are able.

The Ian Joseph MacDonald Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering

The Ian Joseph MacDonald Bursary in Mechanical Engineering

These awards were established through the generosity of Judith MacDonald in memory of her husband, Dr. Ian Joseph MacDonald, Science ’54.

Ian grew up in Wellesley, Ontario and attended high school in Kitchener. During his undergraduate years at Queen’s he was Engineering Society Vice President, a member of the water polo team and a regular contributor to the Queen’s Journal, notably as “Scribe” of the weekly satirical column “Steamshovel”. He was also a member of the University Naval Training Unit and spent summer months, as a navel cadet, on board ship.

Ian was one of the top achievers in his mechanical engineering class and was an inspiration to his class mates. Upon graduation from Queen’s, in 1954, Ian was awarded Athlone Fellowship and attended the University of Birmingham, England, where he obtained a M.Sc. in Thermodynamics and related studies.

Returning to Canada, Ian worked as research engineer in the Paper Machinery Division of Dominion Engineering in Lachine, Quebec. This was followed by a five year period at the Royal Military College in Kingston as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Returning again to England, he studied at the University of Southampton, as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research where he obtained his Ph.D. in Finite Element Analysis. On returning to Canada, he became head of research services at Dominion Engineering, providing research support to the Hydraulic Turbines, Gear Unites and Paper Making Machinery Divisions.

Ian loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and canoeing throughout Ontario; in Algonquin Park, on the Missinaubi River and elsewhere. He was an accomplished underwater diver and, while at RMC, frequently dove in the nearby waters retrieving many artifacts of historical interest including pieces of ancient machinery, cannon balls etc. from sunken ships in the area.

Ian was a caring person, steadfast in his friendships and a delightful companion. He had a lasting influence on many young people and will be remembered by all who knew him as a scholar and a gentleman.

The I.R. Merritt Bursary

Established in my name by a grateful patient.

The Irene Joan Ross Bursary

Established by Alexander M. Ross, B.A.(Hons.) '40, M.A. '48, in memory of Irene Joan Ross (Porteous), B.A.(Hons.) '44, M.A. '48, B.L.S. '45 (McGill),

I created this fund to remember in a concrete form my wife, a Queen's graduate and a wonderful lady and also to help students who may be, as I so often was at Queen's, financially embarrassed.

The Irene MacRae Prize in Mathematics and Statistics

Established by Margaret Crain in memory of Irene MacAllister MacRae, B.A. 1914, who was vice-president of the Mathematics Club while at Queen's. Irene was one of the first two women to graduate from Queen's in honours mathematics and physics.

The Istvan and Beate Anhalt Entrance Scholarship

Established in honour of Beate and Istvan Anhalt by Jennifer and Rocco Marcello. Istvan Anhalt, LL.D. (honoris causa, Queen's), Mus.D. (honoris causa, McGill), Professor Emeritus of Music, is a distinguished composer and teacher, and was former Head of the Department of Music (1971-81).

We created this Fund to honour my parents in a way that would perpetuate their memory in the community that has been their home since 1970 and to encourage young people to follow their passion in music. Although it is Istvan who is the musician, as he himself will tell you, he would not be who his without Beate.

After 55 years of marriage they view themselves each as half of a whole which is their love for each other. So we honour that love with this Fund.

The Jacqueline Hodgins Kelly Bursary

I am establishing this award to honour all that my mother sacrificed to provide the best life she could for me. She was quite young and was a single parent, so my mother had to forego her education so she could work to support us. My mom always stressed the importance of education and she pushed me to do the best I could. This was a healthy push, though. There was no neurosis about overall standing or an allowance if I got a certain grade. The message was to apply myself and to do my best.

I believe my mom understood that education was key to opportunities. Frankly, these opportunities were closed to her. I’m filled with emotion when I think of the many menial jobs she did to provide us a home.  One of the things that stays with me is that she could have given me up.  She was offered; it was frequently suggested, but in the end my mother chose to keep me.  To make that decision at such a young age and to understand it meant giving up a possible future is a profound act of love. I understand now that this is the kind of thing that mothers do all the time. When later she married and had two more children, the sacrifices continued.

In the summer of 1989 my mom called me at work to tell me that a letter had come from Queen's and she had opened it.  She informed me that I had been accepted. I remember being upset that she had opened my mail, but I later understood that my thrill and excitement at getting into Queen's was also her thrill and her excitement.  I also know that when I graduated, my enormous pride in being a Queen's graduate was also her enormous pride. Surely for a woman who didn't finish high school to have a child graduate from Queen's meant a great deal more than I will ever truly understand.

But this award is not just about the past.  It is about the future. At 52, my mom is going back to school to earn her high school diploma. She is scared, she is convinced she cannot do it, and she is certain she will fail. But she is not as alone as she thinks she is. This time around it is my time to tell her to apply herself and do her best. This time around my sisters and I are supporting my mom in doing something she has not done in a long time--doing something for herself.   What we look forward to doing for our mom is what the Ban Righ Centre does for all the women who come into its doors, and it is something worth honouring and supporting with this bursary.

The J.D. McCowan Prize in Integrated Learning

Established by colleagues and friends in recognition of the contribution made by Dr. James D. McCowan to the Integrated Learning Initiative in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

The J. Douglas Gibson Lecture

The fund was established to underwrite a lecture on social policy questions, to be delivered by a distinguished scholar chosen by the Director of the School of Policy Studies on a roughly annual basis - the timing of the lecture to be determined by the availability of a suitable scholar.

The nucleus of the fund was the donations to Queen's made by my husband's friends and business connections at the time of his death, February 1988. The Gibson lecturer not only gives the Lecture but also conducts seminars, classes etc. for students on the day of the lecture.

The J. Gordon MacKay Bursary

The fund was created in memory of my father J. Gordon MacKay, who following a career in Air Force, was able to continue his life as a technical writer and poet. He was proud to have been invited to lecture Queen's engineering students.

He would appreciate assisting others in their pursuit of an education.

The J.D. Hatcher Award

Established in memory of J. Donald Hatcher, LLD 1985 Honorary. This fund was created at the time of his death (Feb 2, 1991) by friends, colleagues and alumni.

Dr. Hatcher arrived at Queen's in 1952 as Assistant Professor of Physiology. He remained at Queen's until 1976, the last 14 years as Department Head and last 3 years also as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs.

In 1976 he became Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Halifax, NS. until 1986.

The Jack Grant Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Established by a bequest from the estate of Georgina Joan Grant in memory of her husband, Jack Grant.

John (Jack) Grant was born in Scotland and immigrated with his family to Canada when he was very young. Making his own way in life from the age of sixteen, he was self-educated and hard working. He started in the pulp and paper industry in Timishamme, Quebec and later owned his own business, selling machinery to pulp mills in Canada and the U.S.A.

Joan and Jack lived for a number of years on Collingwood St. across from Queen's University Student Housing. Having no children of their own, they were very interested in the coming and goings of the young students. Jack was very proud to be a Canadian of Scottish decent. Jack never obtained a university degree.

Dr. Robert Tully Chambers, Faculty of Medicine 1966, whose father was a friend of Jack's from Chandler, Quebec was a frequent visitor to their home. Also our son Grant Hutchinson, Faculty of Applied Science, 1973. I know Joan would cook many weekend suppers and had Grant and his friends over for meals and talks in the evenings. If I remember rightly, I believe the students in residence paid for their weekend meals, so they were very grateful for a home cooked supper.

The Jacob Malomet Memorial Scholarship

Established by family, friends and fellow students of Jacob Daniel Malomet, who died in 1978 during his first year at Queen's.

Jacob was an honour graduate of Woodroffe High School in Ottawa and had the choice of attending McGill, Queen's or U of T. Although my wife and I are both graduates of McGill class of 1954, after doing research we concluded that Queen's would be best for our son.

Jacob was diagnosed with liver cancer just before graduating from high school. He was determined to attend Queen's even though he had to miss many lectures, labs and assignments as a result of radiation and chemotherapy. Our choice of Queen's was truly justified as the staff bent over backwards to accommodate our son with special assignments and notes of lectures that he missed. In addition he was sent a letter telling him how well he was doing in all his assignments. This really cheered him up during a terrible time.

We so appreciated what Queen's did for him that we agreed with our friends to establish a memorial fund in his name. We hope that the scholarship fund helps out a deserving student each year.

The James A. (Jim) Bennett Memorial Award

Established in memory of James Alfred (Jim) Bennett, B.Sc.(Eng) 1958, M.Sc.(Eng) 1960, Ph.D. 1965 Philosophy (Univ. of Michigan), by his family, friends, students, colleagues, and the Rotary Clubs of Kingston.

This award was created because of Jim's long and cherished association with Queen's and particularly with the students. He always helped students and we wanted that help to continue. Because of Jim's community involvement as well, we felt that the beneficiary of this award should be a student involved both at Queen's and in the community.

The James Medves Award in Chemical Engineering

Established by family and friends in memory of James Medves, B.Sc. 1953.

The James P. Bradley Entrance Bursary

Established by James P. Bradley, B.Sc. '69. This Fund was created to help bright, first year, engineering students who do not qualify for entrance scholarships and might not attend university due to financial need.

The James R. Booth Memorial Award

At their 40th Homecoming Weekend in 2006, Jim's former Commerce 1966 classmates decided to establish the James R. Booth Memorial Award as a tribute to their former friend who waged such a courageous battle with ALS. All who were privileged to witness Jim's final voyage could not help but be deeply moved by the valour and dignity, with which he approached his final destination.

They felt that it was fitting to have his memory live on through an award in his name that would benefit future generations of Queen's Business students. The resulting Endowment Fund is a collaboration of former classmates, family and friends. The award will be used to support full-time students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at Queen's, on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. It is the founders' hope that future winners will be inspired by Jim's legacy. More information on Jim, on the Award in his honour and on how to donate and can be found at

The James Robertson Carruthers Memorial Prize in History

This fund is created in loving memory of our caring and brilliant son, James Robertson Carruthers, M.A. 1975. His passion, courage and incredible scholarship have been an inspiration to those who guided him throughout his learnings and written expressions at Queen's University. He was a critical thinker. The late Dr. Roger Graham and Dr. Donald Scherman guided him during his PhD studies. He admired them.

He set goals for himself - practicing law at a Hamilton Law Firm and completing his PhD at Queen's - that were beyond human hope. His early death at age 30 - is very hard with which to cope.

The James W.S. Jamieson Scholarship

Established by a bequest from the estate of James W.S. Jamieson. James Jamieson was a physical chemist with a wide range of interests from hockey and sailing to travel, local history and literature.

Both of us were interested in Canadian literature and it seemed like an appropriate field in which to set-up a scholarship.

The Janet Braide Book Prize in Art History

Established in memory of Janet Braide, Canadian art historian and author.

The James Walker Wood Award in Nursing

The James Walker Wood Scholarship in Medicine

Established by The Walker Wood Foundation in memory of Dr. James Walker Wood.

James Walker Wood was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on September 9th, 1889. He was one of nine children. His father was the harbour master of Aberdeen, a prestigious but poorly paid position.


James excelled at school and was awarded a grant/scholarship from the Carnegie Foundation to attend Medical School at the University of Aberdeen.

Following his graduation, MBCHB, in 1914, he joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders as a medical officer. He was promptly dispatched to the trenches on the Western Front during World War I. He served at Ypres, the Somme and Flanders, where he quickly had to learn the skills required of an army physician.

On returning to England in 1918 he became a family practitioner in a poor working class area in Leeds, Yorkshire. He opened a practice, which was attached to his family home, and provided 24 hour care for the local population 365 days of the year. He spent the rest of his life diligently attending to his patients without complaint.

In 1968, Dr. Wood was killed in a head on car collision whilst visiting his brothers in South Africa. To commemorate his life of dedication and service, his son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Susan Wood, established The Walker Wood Foundation in 2005. The main objective of the Foundation is to provide financial aid and encouragement to worthy students throughout Canada.

The Jeff Beck Entrance Athletic Bursary

Established by Jeff Beck, B.Sc.(Eng) 1980. I played hockey for Queen's in 1976-77. When I learned that Queen's was offering scholarships for men and women hockey players, I felt that an award would help attract a good player that might otherwise choose a U.S. University for its hockey program.

The Joan Macdonald McGeachy Entrance Scholarships in Nursing

Established by D.D.C. McGeachy, Science '40 (Mechanical) to honour his wife, Joan Macdonald McGeachy (Bachelor of Nursing, McGill University), (Master of Arts, University of Toronto).

It was my decision to offer Queen's funds for the School of Nursing, as I wanted to honour Joan for her outstanding work in putting the College of Nurses of Ontario on its feet, when she was its Executive Director.

Perhaps philanthropy to nursing doesn't come at the top of the list to many. But nursing needs to be recognized as one of the key ingredients in our health care system; for too long it has been taken for granted. It is our hope that in making a career in nursing possible for the brightest students, that we are helping to upgrade the prestige of this profession.

When we inquired as to what would provide the major benefit, we were told scholarships for entrance to the Bachelor Program were needed, and we are delighted that three young students will receive the Joan Macdonald scholarships each year from now on.

Some will want to go on to a Master's degree, or a PhD. Many will need help, so there is no shortage of opportunities for further scholarship help!

To place a large sum of money irrevocably in the hands of others to administer, requires a large degree of trust. And here I think Queen's shines, as all down the years, from giants such as Grant and Wallace, the leaders of Queen's have maintained the same high principles and standards.

The Johanna M. Goldthorpe Memorial Bursary

Johanna may have looked like a little blonde Barbie doll but she was a good friend who was always there to stand up for you. Johanna discovered a love of geology in high school and would only consider going to Queen's. She loved every moment there.

She made a lot of good friends who were the ones to recommend this be a bursary instead of a scholarship. They knew Johanna would have approved. She made all her friends sign their organ donor cards telling of the importance of donating. Unfortunately, that wasn't possible when she died.

She was working in Bancroft after the Industry of Natural Resources after graduation for the summer and fall and in mid-September had a severe asthma attack which put her in intensive care in Peterborough for a few days.

After a week of rest she went back to work. On September 30th while eating dinner at her place she suffered an allergic reaction and called 911. Because she lived out of Bancroft it took too long to reach her and bring her in for treatment.

I was told by the staff in the hospital on September 29th a letter from Johanna had been published in the Bancroft and Peterborough papers to "thank all her friends, nurses and doctors who had saved her life two weeks earlier".

Always remember to say or write a thank you to those who do acts of kindness. It will be remembered for a long time.

This photo was taken by a 1st year student at Queen's who belonged to the Camera club and wanted to practice his photography. He was very upset when hearing about Johanna and apologized for not taking a better picture when giving me some copies. He said "if I'd only known how important they would be". Like anything in life you never know.

Johanna died at the age of 24 years on September 30, 1992.

The John R. McCarthy Scholarship

Established by John R. McCarthy, B.A. 1943, LL.D. 1967, former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario.

The John Wakulat Family International Award

Established by the John Wakulat Family. I have two main reasons for supporting Queen's students through this scholarship.

The first is that my son, Robert, had an enjoyable and fulfilling experience as a student at Queen's, graduating with a BCom in 2000. Second, as an immigrant I have an interest in helping young people to see the world they live in. Since I grew up in Germany and my son participated in an exchange to Kaiserslautern (Germany), I thought this would be a natural way to enhance the Queen's experience for today's students.

The Joseph N. McCarey Memorial Award in Mechanical Engineering

Joseph N. McCarey passed away on October 2, 1992. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorcas Murphy, with whom he had two sons, Michael and Jim. The Joseph N. McCarey Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering was established by Mr. McCarey’s second wife, Myrtle Colden McCarey, to honour his distinguished engineering career due in large part to his Queen’s University education.

Mr. Joseph Newell McCarey was born on February 19, 1912, in Kingston, Ontario, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Payette of Arnprior, Ontario. He graduated from Queen's University in 1935 with a B.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering. During WWII, 1939-1945, he was employed at the Ottawa Car and Aircraft Company under Mr. C.D. Howe, the Federal Minister of Transport, who was in charge of munitions, supplies and air services.

From 1935 to 1967, McCarey used his engineering skills working for the following firms in Canada and abroad: Dominion Engineering Works in Lachine, Quebec, Canadian International Paper Company in Temiskaming and Hawkesbury, Stephens-Adamson Manufacturing Company of Canada and Stephens-Adamson International (Switzerland), Ford Motor Company of Canada, Hewitt Robins Canada and Central Bridge Company where he worked on the central bridge.

In 1967, he became a self-employed consultant, specializing in conceptual and definitive designs for mechanical handling equipment. Projects took him to Europe, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Jamaica and South America. He worked for companies such as General Engineering Co. Ltd., McDowell-Wellman Engineering, Carr & Donald & Associates; Atkins, Hatch & Associates; Alcan Engineering Services; Fenco Consultants Ltd. and Fenco Lavalin Inc.

In the mid-to-late 80’s, McCarey again worked with Carr & Donald & Associates on the SkyDome project in Toronto, Ontario, being responsible for the complete mechanics of the dome roof.

Queen’s Archives houses the Joseph Newell McCarey papers that include blueprints, drawings and reports: “Joseph Newell McCarey fonds”, Locator #5156.

The Julian Szeicz Memorial Prize

Established in memory of my husband, Julian Michael Szeicz, who was killed in an avalanche on April 16, 1998 while carrying out field work with two of his graduate students. He was only 33 years at the time of his death.

Julian was an assistant professor in physical Geography at Queen's at the time of his death. He loved his work and was very passionate about his research in dendrochronology.

Prior to being an assistant professor at Queen's he completed his PhD at McMaster University and a post-doc at University of Cambridge, England.

This fund was established to carry on his name and encourage students to follow in his footsteps.

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