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The Nancy Malloy Memorial Award

Established in memory of Nancy Malloy, B.N.Sc., by her friends and classmates from the Kingston General Hospital (class of 1968) and Queen’s University (Nursing Science 1969) to commemorate her dedication and enthusiasm to international nursing.

Nancy graduated from the diploma nursing program at Kingston General Hospital in 1968, and from Queen’s University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree. After graduation, Nancy worked at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal as a Nursing in service educator, for two years. Then she began her administrative career, first as a nursing supervisor at Maimonides Home for the Aged until 1973, when she moved to Vancouver and became a nursing supervisor at the Vancouver General Hospital. In 1987, while working full-time, she received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from City University, Bellevue, Washington State, U.S.A.

Nancy joined the Canadian Red Cross Association in 1987, as a director for the B.C./Yukon sector, managing the six outpost hospitals staffed by nurses in remotes areas of British Columbia. Her interest in the international Red Cross movement led to her enrollment and training in Geneva as a delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). She went on her first overseas assignment to Ethiopia in 1990; then Kuwait, in 1991 during the Gulf War; Belgrade as a medical administrator in 1993; Zaire as a hospital administrator in 1995. Finally, Nancy went to Chechnya, as medical administrator, in September 1996, following a peace settlement between Russia and Chechnya, and the opening of a village hospital in Novye Atagi established by the ICRC.

In bringing medical relief to civilian victims of the Russian-Chechnyan conflict, Nancy Malloy and her co-workers were humanitarians who became victims, when, in the early morning hours of December 17, 1996, she and five other colleagues were brutally murdered as they slept in the hospital-compound. Her name came to the world’s attention when Nancy Malloy became the first Canadian Red Cross worker to be killed in the field. “Nancy Malloy died a heroine”, said Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

Nancy thrived on challenges, new experiences and helping people. Life was never boring for her and she had a zest for life like nobody else. She had an unquenchable enthusiasm for the things that meant the most to her: her family, her friends and colleagues, her work. And she shared her life with everyone. She was truly one of a kind with a style all her own; flamboyant, witty, colourful, she often directed jokes at herself; with her loud laugh, distinctive southern drawl, she was always at the centre of activities and “inside” jokes. She was tall and distinctive looking, at 6’1”with a shock of white hair, she created a presence when she attended any gathering. Nancy was a person of contrasts; she was equally comfortable wearing blue jeans as silk, she enjoyed a cold beer as much as caviar.

She loved her home in Vancouver and two cats, O’Reilly and Clancy. She visited her family in Toronto as often as possible en route to her overseas assignments. For twenty years she took her vacation in a remote fishing village in Mexico, where she enjoyed the sun and buying interesting and colourful artifacts with which to decorate her home. She had a flair for wearing bright geometric caftans, large extravagant earrings and bare feet. She loved to travel especially to places which were off the beaten track at the time, such as Bali, Russia, Peru.

Nancy’s assignments with the ICRC allowed her the opportunity to combine her love of travel to unusual and distant places, with her exceptional skill as an administrator in challenging circumstances, and to direct her compassion for people who were innocent victims of war. She was stimulated by the challenges of each assignment and always ready to direct all her energies to whatever task she was given. She was not aware of the issue of personal security; in fact, in her last Canadian interview before departing for Chechnya, she spoke about not taking unusual risks, but she was motivated to assist “innocent victims who were not able at this time to help themselves, to get back to living their ordinary lives”. She felt she “had some skills that might help them on a interim basis”.

In the fall of 1997, Nancy Malloy received two highly prestigious awards posthumously. In September she was bestowed the Order of the Red Cross, the first time the Canadian Red Cross has given this award.

The Nancy Simpson Scholarship in Genetics

Established in November 2004 by Nancy Simpson to recognize the best Masters or Ph.D. student at Queen’s University studying in a field of genetics. Open to Masters and Doctoral students registered in the School of Graduate Studies in any graduate program or department at Queen’s University whose research is in a field of genetics, including but not limited to molecular genetics, ethics in genetics, bioinformatics, behavioural genetics, evolutionary genetics and genomics.

As a professor of human genetics for 25 years at Queen's, I wish to encourage students to contribute to the above discipline of genetics particularly with an emphasis on research that will ultimately be of help to cure or alleviate human disease.

The Nathan E. Berry Prize in Urology

Established by the children of Nathan E. Berry, M.D. 1926, in honour of their father, the first Professor of Urology at Queen's University. He was also a pioneer in the development and use of transurethral prostatectomy.

Two of his brothers were Queen's medical graduates, William H. Berry and J. Victor Berry.

The Nathens, Siegel Award

Established by Brahm D. Siegel, LL.B. '93. I started this fund for a few reasons.

First, I loved my experience at Queen's. To a large extent, it shaped me into the person I am today.

Second, I recall very distinctly trying to stretch my last dollar to last until my last exam was completed. It was stressful and if my small scholarship can ease a student's life, I think that's meaningful.

Finally, being originally from Montreal, I wanted to set up something for students from Quebec who are not, by definition, entitled to OSAP.

The Nursing Research Award

Established by Emeritus Professor Sharon Ogden Burke in memory of her mother Treasure Payne and her father Robert Gibson.

The Oliver Alan Myers Webb Bursary

Established in honour of Oliver Alan Myers Webb by his daughter, Lynne Webb.

Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship

Professional Engineers Ontario created this fund to assist outstanding engineering students in reaching the first important stage of their career (the engineering degree) on their way to becoming fully qualified professional engineers.

The Osborne Studd Book Prize in History

Established in memory of Osborne Lewis Studd by his wife, Ruth, and children after his death.

Ossie had a deep concern for the students of Queen's University, for their welfare and for their intellectual curiosity. This seemed a fitting memorial to him and something he would have applauded while saying "Let me tell you a story..." to endow a student each year with a book prize in History. It is humbly given in the hope that it will further your interest in History and your love of books.

The Paithouski Prize

The Paithouski Prize honours the memory of Nicholas (Nick) J. Paithouski (Sc’40), rewarding the kind of drive and desire in academics that Nick Paithouski exhibited in his athletic career at Queen’s. As a football player, Nick spent his first season (1936) on the junior team because he was viewed as too small for the senior squad. He won the Trophy that year as the teams’ Most Valuable Player, and was a regular on the senior offensive and defensive line for the following three years, winning the Johnny Evans Trophy as the Most Valuable Player, as a lineman in 1939.

Nick was coached (1937,1938) by his lifelong friend, the legendary Ted Reeve (Sports Columnist for the Toronto Telegram and later the Toronto Sun) and in his final season at Queen’s 1939 by Frank Tindall who said that Nick was always one of the tops in his book – not big, but loaded with desire. Nick graduated in Engineering in 1940, the only one of five children from a Ukrainian-Polish immigrant family to receive a university education. He went to play professional football with the Regina Roughriders in 1941 and after the Second World War with the Hamilton Tiger Cats while working at Stelco.

During World War Two, Lieutenant Paithouski’s military service record was acknowledged with the presentation of the Bronze Star from U.S. President Harry Truman, an honour bestowed on a very small number of non-American servicemen for supplying bridging parts and equipment to Allied Forces in North West Europe. He was chosen to play center in the Tea Bowl for the Canadian football army team against American army team at White City Stadium on February 13, 1944 in London, England (the Canadians won).

Nick Paithouski spent his boyhood in Sarnia, Ontario, in the south end, on the other side of the tracks with Mary and his brother Mike (HMCS Shawinigan sunk in November 1944, not survivors). In later years, Nick worked as a civil engineer for the Federal government, living in Ottawa with his wife Barbara (Paul) Paithouski (1917-1976) and their two children, Janet Baker(1951) and Joe Paithouski (1953), Sc’80. He returned to Sarnia in 1984 to be inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame. Trip Trepanier, the Hall of Fame Director, former teammate and long-time friend of Mr. Paithouski, described him as “one of the best centers in Canada, not for just one, but for a couple of years…He never bragged about anything; he just took everything as it came”.

When his natural talents were allowed to shine, they did. He died on September 15, 1985. Thanks to Ding McGill, in the autumn of 1987, Nick Paithouski was accepted into the Queen’s University Football Hall of Fame.

Established in memory of Nicholas J. Paithouski (B.Sc.1940) by his son, N. Joseph Paithouski (B.Sc.1980).

The Pall Ardal Moral Philosophy Prize

Established in honour of Pall S. Ardal whose teaching in Philosophy 257 is remembered by generations of students. Professor Ardal was a full-time member of the Philosophy Department at Queen's for twenty years (1969-1989).

My father had finished teaching and was living with Parkinson's Disease. I knew this award would mean a lot to him and wanted him to know that in this way he continued to be an inspiration to the students he was so dedicated to.

The Patrick James Duncan Harvie Memorial Bursary

Established in memory of my nephew, Patrick Harvie. Tragically, Patrick was killed instantly while riding his bike at his parent's cottage in the summer of 1998. Patrick was 14 and always on the move; he biked, snow boarded, water skied, anything to be in motion! He also enjoyed Science Quest while visiting us with his brother Adam, and sister Claire. This fund is a testament to Patrick's thirst for exploring the world and engaging on so many planes.

The Patsy and Jamie Anderson Student Initiatives Fund

My undergraduate degree in History at Queen's was a great launch to my post secondary education - excellent quality B.A. - and was no doubt key to my being accepted to the Harvard Business School for an M.B.A. (1978-80) I believe it is important to support your undergraduate university.

The Perry J. Lao International Exchange Award

This international exchange award was created by family and friends in 2006 to honour the memory of Perry J. Lao. This award was established at Queen's as this institution meant a great deal to him. Two of Perry's passions were travelling and education.

Perry spent much of his free time travelling across the globe learning about different cultures, going on adventures, taking in spectacular scenery and making many friends along the way. He visited over 40 countries in his 30 years and kept in touch with the friends he made abroad, hosting many of them at his home in Toronto. Perry's passion for travel was infectious as one could only be inspired to travel after listening to his stories and looking at his photos and souvenirs.

Education was of great importance to Perry. Perry graduated from Queen's University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and he graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2002 with a Bachelor of Laws. Perry worked as an Intellectual Property lawyer at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP for several years and subsequently joined the legal department at IBM Canada Ltd. Perry believed in lifelong learning and he would have loved to return to school many times over.

This international exchange award was created to provide financial aid to students participating in an international exchange who share Perry's passions.

The Peter & Joanne Kenny Award in Applied Science

Established by Peter Kenny, B.Sc. '55. I grew up in the country in Perth County (Mitchell area). Education is key to prosperity. I am delighted to support young people in the education field.

The Peter N.T. Widdrington Awards

Established by Peter N.T. Widdrington, B.A.(Hon.) Economics 1953.

Peter loved his time at Queen's. He felt strongly about supporting the university and chose to show his support through bursaries and funds for the students, mostly because he didn't have a lot of money himself when he attended university.

Peter passed away on February 11, 2005 and our family would like to continue what Peter started.

The Phil and Rose Quattrocchi Bursary

I praise God for my parents, Philip and Rose Quattrocchi, for their love and many good works. They had a special love for promoting the studying of Italian and Spanish and Art History, as well as the study of the Bible. Before a paid position existed, Dad was the representative of the Italian Consulate here in Kingston from about 1960 to 1980, helping many Italo-Canadian families. Indeed, they helped people from many ethnic backgrounds over the years.

The Dante Alighieri Society created this fund in memory of them. I am sure they both would be honoured to know that this bursary has been set in place to assist dedicated Queen's students in these disciplines, primarily Italian.

Dad was born in Sicily, Italy, and Mom's parents came from there too. Dad was a local businessman, a grocer, and Mom was his helpmate there as well as in other things. Dad was honoured for his good citizenship and works by many organizations and every level of government.

The Philips Macdonnell Memorial Award

Established in memory of Dr. P.M. Macdonnell, M.A. 1912, M.D. 1921. My husband was very impressed with Queen's. He donated the bursary-scholarship in memory of my father.

Dr. Philips Milnes Macdonnell was born in Kingston and attended KCVI. He studied classics before medicine. He interrupted his degree to go overseas with Fifth Field Company which was formed of persons from Kingston and Queen's. Dr. Macdonnell worked in Peace River one year after finishing medicine. He practiced 43 years as General Practitioner, coroner and at St John's Ambulance as an instructor in Kingston.

The Pierre A. Pasquet Memorial Bursary

We wanted to remember my father, Pierre Pasquet who always spoke highly of his years at Queen's and the many friends he made there.

Dad was a generous and supportive parent who always provided lots of encouragement to me when I was an undergrad at Queen's.

I hope that this fund will be a living legacy in his honour and a continued source of support to many engineering students over the years to come.

The Queen's University Staff Association Bursary

Established by the Queen's University Staff Association.

The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Award

Established by Major-General John W.B. Barr, CMM, KStJ, CD, QHP, MD, CM'40, Meds '40, in acknowledgement of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's longstanding contribution to the medical and nursing care of Canadian service personnel as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. and, later, of the Canadian Forces Medical Service.

Dr. Barr, MD 1940, had a close relationship with the Queen Mother, and the Queen Mother was very interested in students in need be given a helping hand.

The Quigley Savor Family Bursary

I set up this fund to assist people the way I wished my family who attended Queen's should have been. I wanted the bursary to go to someone who like I had been, in the Department of Sociology, who could benefit from a little monetary assistance.

The Raleigh Smith Bursaries in Engineering

The Raleigh Smith Bursaries in Medicine

Established by Raleigh Smith, retired Clerk of the Ontario Ministry of Health. This Fund bears the donor's name.

This Fund was created because some help is needed for students to pay for their education. Being wisely useful is fufilling when one gets older. There is a good atmosphere in and around Queen's University, and it will be helping others, long after I am dead.

"Leave it to your kin, they'll have it spent within a year", is what friends have told me through the years.

I was never a good student unless I was studying something in which I had a great interest, then I would hit 90%+, usually.

The Rector Norman McLeod Rogers Scholarship

Established to honour my late uncle, Norman Rogers (1894-1940), after whom I was named. He was killed in June 1940 in a military plane while on his way to Toronto as Minister of National Defence along with the crew of two.

My uncle was a Rhodes Scholar in 1920 and a graduate of Oxford with 3 degrees. He taught at Queen's, became private secretary to Prime Minister MacKenzie King and was a Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands. He taught political science at Queen's and was elected as Rector.

The Reginald Barker Memorial Award

Established in May 2001 by family and friends in memory of Reginald Donald Barker, B.A. ’38. Reg Barker was a gifted athlete and WWII hero who demonstrated leadership on the football field and bravery and self-sacrifice in action. Awarded to a second, third, or fourth year student enrolled full-time in any four year program. The candidate must be a member of the intercollegiate football program, demonstrate financial need, and exhibit leadership qualities.

On June 8, 1944, two day after the Normandy D-Day invasion, Reg Barker, BA’37, was one of 145 Canadian prisoners of war (POWs) massacred by the infamous SS Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth).

Reg, an artillery lieutenant working in support of infantry, sealed his own fate when he assumed a leadership role for the POWs. He bravely insisted that his Waffen SS captors fulfill their responsibilities under the Geneva Conventions of War, and he told them that he and his fellow Canadian POWs would reveal nothing to them except “name, rank and serial number.” What’s more, Reg advised his fellow captives to run for it en masse if the SS troops started shooting.

At a moment when an enemy counterattack would have proved disastrous to the success of the Allied invasion of Europe, the German army remained unaware of just how meager were the forces separating the British and Canadian sectors. Reg Barker’s refusal to provide his captors with information proved pivotal, as did his advice to fellow POWs. The first German bullet in the ensuing slaughter was fired into the back of Reg’s skull.

Two Canadians escaped to reveal the fate of their murdered comrades. Their stories and those who died were told for the first time in a documentary called Murder in Normandy, which aired on the History Television cable network last fall.

Reg Barker lies buried, along with 2,750 other Canadian soldiers, in the beautiful Beny-sur-mer Cemetery in France. But I still have vivid memories of Reg, the man. He was a gifted athlete, who excelled in rowing, on the football field, and as a heavyweight boxer. One of the charter members of the Queen’s Football Hall of Fame, also played with the 1932 Grey Cup championship Hamilton Tiger Cats football squad coached by Johnny Feraro, the man who is credited with introducing the forward pass to the Canadian game.

Reg won a berth on the 1932 Canadian Olympic Rowing team with the Leander heavy-eight crew, and very much wanted to row for Canada; however, legendary Queen’s registrar Jean Royce, with the help of loyal Hamilton alumni, persuaded Reg to forego the Olympics and to enhance his academic credentials so he could enroll at Queen’s and play for the coach Ted Reeve’s Tri-colour squad. Reg helped Queen’s win intercollegiate championships in 1934 and 1935, before suiting up for the Toronto Argonauts’ 1937 Grey Cup –winning team.

At this time, Reg was widely regarded as the best snapback or centre in Canada. Later, when he was employed with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Winnipeg, Reg was courted by the Blue Bombers. Although he was too old for combat, Reg was determined to serve his country nonetheless. He enlisted as a gunner, and volunteered for overseas duty. Reg received training in Winnipeg, Shilo, Petawawa, and Brockville before being posted to the Third Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery, just in time to join the greatest armada and most momentous military undertaking in history.

When Lieutenant Reg Barker waded ashore with Canadian troops on Juno Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944, he was in his 37th year.

In our minds’ eyes, old timers such as myself can still see big Reg Barker escorting Isobel Shaw, BA’38, BCom’39, president of Levana and daughter of theology professor Dr. John M. Shaw, to campus dances. Much later, Isobel married Reg’s younger brother, John, BComm’38, BA’39, and they parented a son christened Reginald Donald Barker.

 A photo of Reg Barker hangs on the wall on the Polson Room of the John Deutsch University Centre, alongside photos of the 174 other brave Queen’s men who died in World War Two.

The Res Ipsa Loquitur Bursary

Established by Professor Jim MacIntyre, a Queen's faculty member from 1959 to 1964, to honour the remembrance of the Res Ipsa Loquitur Boarding House which played a significant role in the lives of many law students and faculty members during the 1960's.

I started my law teaching career at Queen's in 1959, the 3rd year that it had started. The "Res Ipsa" Boarding House housed several law students and was the social centre for faculty and students for parties, general mixing and so on. There was a lot of 'bonding' between faculty and students in those early years of small classes. The house is gone, but I wanted that period remembered.

The Reverend Alexander Dawson Matheson Award

My father was a model to me always and I feel at 93 my life has not been worthy of his memory. He was the oldest of a ministers family of eight. Two of his brothers, McGill men headed for the ministry were killed in WW1 and a third brother was wounded three times.

Dad, was a chaplain first in the air force and secondly under General Vanier's son in the navy. He spent his last twelve years as the principal of Emmanuel Theological College in Toronto, but his heart was always in Queen's.

My middle name Ross was after the principal of Queen's Theological College, a Glengarry Man! A regular visitor at the manse in Quebec City was Reverend Dr. Gordon who wrote under the name of Ralph Connor both mother and dad were from Glengarry County, Williamstown Highschool. My dad fancied himself as Ralph Connor's hero, 'The Man from Glengarry'.

 "John Ross Matheson".

The Richard G. Stackhouse International Awards

Established by Richard G. Stackhouse, B.Com. '53. As a Queen's graduate, a member of Queen's Board of Trustees (1979-95) and its chair (1990-95), I am aware of the need for international studies in the education of young men and women. I assisted in the recruitment of Dr. Leggett as Queen's Principal (1994-04) and I know that he too felt strongly about the importance of international studies. Hence I established this award.

The Richard G. Stackhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Award

Established by PriceWaterhouse in honour of Richard G. Stackhouse, FCA, B.Com 53, Managing Partner of the Toronto office of PriceWaterhouse.

It was established by Price Waterhouse upon my retirement from the firm. I joined PW upon graduation from Queen's in 1953, was admitted as a partner in 1967 and retired in 1992. Over my years with PW, I served many of our major audit clients and latterly I served as the firm's secretary, on its Executive Committee, and as managing partner in Toronto and the surrounding region.

Richard G. Stackhouse

The Richard I. Ruggles Scholarship in Geography

Established by colleagues, students and friends, in honour of Dr. Richard I. Ruggles, founder and first Head of the Department, leading scholar in the field of historical cartography and respected teacher of geography.

The Richard M. Dale Scholarship

This fund was created in memory of my brother Rick who died (way too young) at the age of 26. He lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis. He had so many dreams, a "witty" mind and intelligence far beyond his years.

Rick began his studies at Queen's in September 1973 and graduated with the degree BSc (Hons Chemical Physics) in June 1977, winning the University Medal in Physics and in Chemistry and the Prince of Wales Medal. During his years at Queen's, Rick achieved first class standings in every course, a record which he maintained at Yale University where he completed the MSc Degree in Physics in 1978 and at the University of British Columbia where he completed one year of doctorial studies in 1979. He was a summer student at the Herzberg Institute, National Research Council of Canada during 1976, 1977 and 1978 Rick became lead author of two refused publications in laser spectroscopy.

In the summer of 1979 a worsening of the cystic fibrosis condition with which he had coped courageously throughout his creative life forced Rick Dale to abandon formal studies and a scientific career. He died in August 1982.

Just imagine the milestones he could have achieved. And so it seems fitting to have a scholarship in Rick's name go to the area of Science that he loved - Physics and Chemistry.

The Rita Friendly Kaufman Memorial Award

In 2006, the family of Rita Friendly Kaufman, along with members of Queen's Women's Association, established this award in her memory.

Rita was born in Shawinigan, Quebec in 1918. In that era, women only made up a minority of university students and it was a particularly rare thing for small-town girls from families of modest means. And so, although she herself never had that opportunity, she was a self-taught person and very well read. She was an enthusiastic learner with a broad range of knowledge, a love of the arts, a delight in life, and a deep sense of fairness.

When she lived in the southern US during the era of the Civil Rights movement, she volunteered in a literacy program. In the US and Canada, she'd welcome students, often complete strangers, into her home for dinner.

In the years when her husband, Nathan, was teaching at the medical school and, later, in their retirement, Rita was a strong supporter of the Queen's Women's Association, serving at one point as its President. We established this award in her memory to assist young women like yourself (who have shown academic achievement, who face financial challenges, and whose parents didn't attend university) to pursue a Bachelor's degree. Because Rita Friendly Kaufman didn't have the chance herself to go to university, it would put a smile on her face to know that you have this opportunity to pursue a higher education.

The Robert Cheyne Eddy Memorial Scholarship

My family and I, along with the family of C.G. Eddy (Robert's parents) established this Scholarship to honour his memory and to encourage students from the Atlantic Provinces to attend Queen's. He graduated in 1941 with Honours in Chemical Engineering, then spent three years serving as a Lieut. with the Royal Canadian Engineers. As leader of the 18th Field Company he was involved in the D-Day invasion and the battle of Normandy. His first job on returning to civilian life was as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering back at Queen's.

Robert Eddy felt that he benefited enormously from his years at Queen's, and would be happy to know that other young Maritimer's are enlarging their horizons and opportunities, as he did more than sixty years ago.

He was awarded an MC for bridge-building and other onerous and dangerous tasks during the long struggle against the Germans in the last year of the war. Robert was severely wounded by shrapnel during the Battle of the Scheldt and spent the rest of the war recovering in military hospitals in England.

His position as a Lecturer at Queen's was offered to him by Dean Ellis when he asked for advice about post-graduate work. He was the sole assistant of a new Department Head, Dr. Plewes, and they were hard pressed to cope with the influx of veterans (some had been his pre-war classmates).

Robert Eddy concluded that the academic life was not for him and returned to the family business in Bathurst, N.B. (lumbering, building supplies, hardware and real estate). His other interests included raising a family of five children, serving as Chairman of the School Board and playing an active role in other community activities. He also developed business interests of his own, especially in establishing several small radio stations.

In 1970 he became the oldest student ever to enrol in the MBA School at Western (now the Richard Ivey School). It was unusual then for a man of fifty to start over again as a student, with classmates the same age as his older children. He worked very hard and graduated in the top third of his class.

His wartime injuries caught up with him in the early eighties and he died, after an illness of five years, in 1986.

The Robert E. Smith Memorial Scholarship in Mining Engineering

This fund was created after the untimely death of my brother, Robert Evan Smith. He was killed in a mining accident just 3 weeks after he started work on his first job after graduating from Mining Engineering in 1984.

The Robert Hall Memorial Award

Established by the class of Science '86 and the Queen's Mining Club in memory of Robert Hall, a member of Science '86.

Rob Hall was one of my closest friends. We grew up together in Sarnia. His mother used to call me her fifth son. Rob was a special academic and athletic talent. He skipped a grade in public school and completed high school in four years, and at the same time, was an all-star goaltender. Our friendly competitions for marks in school pushed us to do better.

The Robert Malcolm McKenzie Bursary in Electrical Engineering

Ruth McKenzie established The Robert Malcolm McKenzie Bursary in Electrical Engineering, a bursary in our father's memory in Electrical Engineering. When our mother died we decided to establish one in her name, The Ruth Harriet McKenzie Bursary. We chose an Arts discipline and at the Dean's suggestion, it was to go to a woman in Computer Science.

My two brothers and I are very satisfied that we did something mother would have been pleased to be remembered by, and that would aid students to continue their studies.

The Robert Shotton Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Established in memory of my husband Robert Shotton, B.Com. 1968.

Rob was a commited Queen's man and a fundraiser to Queen's after graduation. I promised Rob before his untimely death from cancer at age 41, that I would establish something special in his name. Although Rob had a practical career (he had his C.A.), he was a romantic at heart. He always wished he could paint and was proud that I and his three sons could play various instruments. This scholarship then links my interest in education (I am a teacher), his interest in fine arts and our mutual love and loyalty to Queen's, our alma mater.

Rob and I met at Queen's in the fall of '65 at a floor dance at Brockington. I was an 18 year old freshette, he a charming 21 year old, gallant and intelligent, tall and with a fading British accent. We married in 1968 after he graduated with his BCom. Our first son Robert was born in Kingston and graduated in '92 from Queen's (medal in history). On campus, he was social convenor for his class, on the track team and worked on the Commerceman.

The Robert W. Fuller Award in Civil Engineering

I created this fund to honour the memory of my husband "Bob" who was an outstanding athlete at Queen's, playing quarterback during his years there. I feel that much of his success in business could be attributed in part to his experience in leadership as a quarterback.

The Robert William Surgenor Bursary

Established by family in memory of Robert William Surgenor, B.Com. 1947. His family followed him to Queen's:
Dr. Brian William Surgenor, S'77, B.Sc (Eng), G. '83 Ph.D
Mrs. Diane Maureen Surgenor (Sherlock) A.'73 (Gen) B'75 M.B.A
Robert Leslie Surgenor S.'82 B.Sc (Eng) Electrical

The Robert Y. Moir Scholarship

The Robert Y. Moir Scholarship fund was set up by former students, friends and family to honour the memory of a gifted teacher and research chemist. Bob Moir, B.A. 1941, M.A. 1942, taught organic chemistry for 37 years at Queen's.

The Roger Graham Fellowship in Modern Canadian History

I considered that my husband, Dr. W. Roger Graham had made important contributions in the field of Canadian History and that the establishment of this award would help perpetuate interest in them.

Since the award was established at the time of Dr. Graham's retirement I hoped that it would provide a link between each year's recipient and my husband which would be of actual benefit.

Unfortunately, my husband died before this second part of the scholarship could be fulfilled.

The Ronald and Deanna Biggs Entrance Award

Established by Ronald C. Biggs, B.Sc. (Eng.) 1961, and Deanna E. Biggs. The award was established in recognition and appreciation of the life-long benefits resulting from the academic and extra-curricular opportunities provided by Queen's University.

The Ruby Cordy Award

Established by Ruby Cormier, B.A. '34, M.A. '42. On graduation (1934) I received a "French Exchange" Scholarship which allowed me to spend the following year in France. My whole life has been enriched by that year with its opportunity not only of further study but also a chance to further my acquaintance with theatre, opera, classical music, museums, etc, as well as travel to other parts of the country and to Italy.

I was the "repetitrice anglaise" at the Ecole Normale de St-Germain-en-Laye (not far from Paris) with ample time to attend at the Sorbonne a course in phonetics (French) given especially to foreign students who planned to teach French on returning to their respective countries.

The Ruth Cordy Entrance Bursary

Established by Ruth Cordy, B.A. 1942. During my final year at Queen's (for BA) Jacqueline Cartier Bresson from France was an exchange student to Queen's. I was her interpreter on occasion. The following year, I was an exchange student to France; a year which had a great influence on the rest of my life. Being bilingual has been a great advantage.

The Ruth Harriet McKenzie Bursary

Established by her family in memory of Ruth Harriet McKenzie.

The Ruth Jerrett Memorial Award in Nursing

Established by Mary Jerrett, B.N., M.Sc., Ed.D., in memory of her mother Ruth Jerrett.

I spent 27 years as a member of a School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Science. I was an Associate Professor at McGill School of Nursing for 10 years and at Queen's for 17 years. I retired in 1997 from Queen's and around that time received a small inheritance from my mother; this provided some of the monies for this award. Since I was very aware of the financial needs of undergraduate students, I decided this Fund would be an appropriate use for the money. Also, since I mostly taught 3rd year students I wanted the award for that year and also in memory of my mother.

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