Established by family and friends in memory of Karen Huntley, an undergraduate student in Biology who died in May 1990.
This fund was created to help a Queen's student who needs financial assistance and encouragement. Also so that our daughter, Karen, will be remembered and something good can come from our loss.
Established in by family and friends in memory of Karey Jean Duggan (nee Oliphant), B.A./B.Sc.(Eng) 1995.
My sister Karey, a graduate of Engineering Chemistry at Queen's, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 35. She left behind a loving husband and two wonderful kids. Karey was preparing to return to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. Unfortunately, she was unable to fulfill that dream. Hopefully, this memorial bursary will aid others in fulfilling their dreams towards that same end.
Established by Dr. Nancy Carr, Arts '72, Meds '75, in honour of her father, G. Kenneth Carr, F.C.A., B.A. 1937, B.Com 1939 (a retired partner of Ernst & Young).
This fund was established as a 75th birthday present for my father. Like many of his generation, he was a devoted Queen's supporter and made sure all of his children attended Queen's. He was delighted with the idea of his name being associated with Queen's "in perpetuity" and added to the fund the money he had earmarked in his will for Queen's. He died a year and a half after that birthday and it was wonderful that he had that time to be so happy about the award in his name.
Established by my father, Kenneth Kraemer. The Fund was created in 1983 as a part of his will and started upon his death in December 1983. It was done to express his appreciation to Dr. Adrian Ten Cate, a Queen's graduate, who had assisted him with his affairs for many years and acted as Executor of his estate. My father was a Professional Engineer who worked for Automatic Electric in Brockville.
Established by Dr. Sherry L. Dupuis, B.Mus. 1985, and Dr. Bryan Smale.
The talented undergraduate students in one of my Therapeutic Recreation courses at the University of Waterloo created this beautiful poem called Moral Citizenship: Changing a Life. The poem goes like this:
What if someone showed you…
that you are more than just a face.
What if someone told you…
that you were unique
that you are trusting
that they love you
that you matter
that you can make a difference.
What if you needed…
someone who understands
something to believe in - hope
a friend an opportunity to shine
a new beginning.
What if you felt…
that you are an important part of something bigger.
What if this was real…
Who would that someone be...
How would your life change…
After that class, I sat and reflected on the poem and the questions asked at the end of it. It became very clear to me that that "someone" for me was Mr. Kenneth G. Murray.
Mr. Murray is one of the most generous, highly ethical, compassionate, inspirational and selfless individuals I know. He cares deeply about the welfare of others around him and of communities. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to work closely with, learn from, and be inspired by Mr. Murray for twelve years as the Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program at the University of Waterloo. Mr. Murray made me feel like I could make a difference and, no matter how crazy my ideas might have seemed, he always believed in me. When we sometimes failed, he was always standing there, arms outstretched with encouragement for us to get back up, learn from those mistakes, and try again. My life was changed in significant ways -- was so much richer -- because he was in my life. And, I am a better person for knowing him.
As I got to know Mr. Murray more, we realized we also both had a deep love of the arts, especially music. My undergraduate degree was in Music from Queen's. When I left Queen's I saw first-hand the power of music to connect with persons living with dementia in my first job at a long-term care home. In my subsequent research on the impacts of music for people living with dementia and their families I conducted for my Master's thesis I witnessed how music could express important aspects of personhood and humanity for persons living with dementia. Mr. Murray and I believe strongly in the power of music to heal, transform, make whole, change lives.
As my husband Bryan and I thought about how we could celebrate Mr. Murray's 90th birthday -- celebrate the man -- we wanted to try to inspire young students, young musicians, the way Mr. Murray inspired us. We also wanted to create another Ken Murray legacy so that young people long into the future could continue to be inspired and reminded that they can be that "someone" for others in their lives. This is how the Kenneth G. Murray Making a Difference through Music Award came to be. We hope many young musicians will generously share their talents with others and use their music to enhance the lives of others and/or their communities.
Established by Brigadier General Kenneth H. McKibbin, Sc. 1938.
This fund was created in honour of our parents, L.M.A. Smith (Sc. '36) and Evelyn Smith (nee Shillington, Arts '35), by their children Allison, Gordon, Norman, and Anthony on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Since Norman and Tony both graduated in medicine ('70 and '75 respectively) it was felt appropriate to aid a medical student in need.
Myself and my daughters, Alexandra and Charlotte created this fund to commemorate my husband, their father, Dr. P. Lance Pattee.
We had just married in 1981 when he began his medical degree at Queen's. It was a time of great excitement, anticipation and hard work. In order to continue, however, I was in dire need of a job to put my husband through medical school. It was the Student Awards Office and the Assistant Registrar at the time, Doris Laughton that came to our rescue. I was given a position and remained in the Awards Office until my husband's graduation in the Spring of 1985. It was during my tenure in the Awards Office that I saw how much Queen's and its alumni do for its students, how much it is needed, and how much Queen's people care. Even my husband had the fortune of receiving a bursary one year which was much needed at the time.
Our time at Queen's was special. I wanted to give back a little of what Queen's gives its students and staff. Thank you for the great times. May all of Queen's students and staff feel as I do.
Established by the class of Law 1976 to celebrate our law year and to assist students as our way of giving back to our school by supporting new students coming after us.
Established by members of the Class of Law '77 to raise money for a needs-based award to a law student in first or second year law.
Established through a bequest from the estate of Yvette Merrell in memory of "Larry" Merrell, 1880-1978, who was an independent Canadian mining exploration personality from 1933 until 1978. Prior to 1933, he earned his living, among others, as a professional boxer, bank clerk, newspaper reporter, and base metal miner. He also served in the Canadian Air Force for the duration of World War II.
Established by John L. Hunter, B.Sc. 1969, in memory of his father, Lawrence M. Hunter, B.Sc. 1936. Lawrence McLean Hunter (1913-1998) was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He attended Queen's University and received his degree with a gold medal in Civil Engineering in 1936.
Mr. Hunter spent most of his career with Coca-Cola Canada, Limited. As Senior Vice President and Director of the company he was responsible for engineering and production for Coke plants across Canada. The expertise he developed was valued by Coca-Cola operations around the world.
He earned the respect and devotion of family, friends and associates as a man of great integrity, and outstanding humanitarian qualities. This award is dedicated to the memory of Larry Hunter by his son John L Hunter, Queen's Science '69.
Len Morrow is a man on a mission. He's a tireless volunteer working to improve the watershed near his British Columbia home, developing restorative justice programs for juveniles, and flying his plane to transport cancer patients to hospitals for treatment. But when the retired businessman decided at age 63 to make a sizeable donation to help others, he chose Queen's School of Business and directed his donation towards MBA entrance scholarships for women.
"If these scholarships can help a woman in Canada or a woman from Zimbabwe or somewhere else to come to Queen's and then go back to their community and take a place of leadership. I am doing what is important to me. My MBA from Queen's got me opportunities I might otherwise not have had, and I'd like to help others get the same opportunity." he says.
His donation came after giving some thought to his values and what has been important in life. It boiled down to a desire to help those who have been "left behind." While there were many candidates to consider, Len kept returning to women, who he feels have been left behind in the top ranks of the business world.
Few people use the word "discrimination" much anymore to describe that issue, but he does, bluntly. "Discrimination is why it happens. Why aren't there more women in leadership in industry? Why isn't it closer to 50-50?"
By his own admission, Len has been lucky in life. An RMC grad of 1966, he obtained a Master of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he did early work on lasers. His military career included postings in B.C. and a return to RMC, this time as a lecturer. With some spare time on his hands, he signed up for an Economics class at Queen's. It must have struck a chord since his next step was to enroll in the MBA program. With his tuition covered by his teaching salary and augmented by a scholarship, he was fortunate to graduate debt-free in 1972.
After another posting back to his beloved B.C., Len decided to leave the military and bought a local construction company with a partner. He later acquired a struggling building supply store that grew to produce $15-million in revenues a decade later. In both enterprises, he employed a diverse workforce, about 40% of which was comprised of women at all levels of the organizations.
Since selling his business interests in 1992. Len has devoted himself to his many causes. He learned to fly a plane, and is now president of the local airpark in Courtenay, B.C., near his home. He started a local environment group to protect the watershed. He was founding director of the Community Justice Centre, which brings juvenile delinquents face to face with their victims and saves $1.5 million to $2 million a year in court costs. He's also a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight, airlifting cancer patients living in remote areas to hospitals for treatment.
But when it came to giving his money away, what stood out for him was the importance of education in general and Queen's School of Business in particular. "The secret to solving the world's problems is through education. You need well-educated people who will become leaders," he says.
Established by Peter Kenny, B.Sc. '55 in memory of his parents Leo and Mary Kenny.
My parents encouraged me continually to pursue higher education. I believe they would be pleased to be able to support further education to future generations.
Established by the family, colleagues, friends and former students of the late Leonard G. Berry, professor of mineralogy at Queen's University from 1944 to 1980, as a tribute to his outstanding contributions to mineralogical science and his devotion as a teacher. Additional donations have been added when his wife (May Catherine Berry) passed away in 1989 and now again upon the passing of his son Paul Richard Berry (January 31, 2008). Len is survived by his daughter, Susan, who lives in Calgary.
This fund was created through a bequest by my aunt, Mrs. Martha (Dent) Coughlin, who died in 2008 at the age of 94.
Martha and Tony Coughlin met at high school in Ottawa in about 1930. They dated for a number of years, including the time when Tony attended Queen's and McGill in the 1930's. Tony was active at Queen's as a member of the Arts Society executive and he also played for the Queen's football team.
Tony was a member of the naval reserve and when war was declared in 1939, the couple was married in a hurried ceremony before Tony was called up for active service. Tony was a star officer candidate in the navy, and obtained the highest marks when he attended gunnery school in Halifax. He was seconded for a time to the Royal Navy early in the war, when he served on a British Battleship, and was appointed Gunnery Officer on the HMCS Assiniboine when he returned to the Royal Canadian Navy. As the war progressed, he was given command of the HMCS Chilliwack, a corvette. While commanding the Chilliwack, he was awarded the DSC for his efforts in sinking the German submarine U-744. He was then appointed second-in-command of the Tribal-Class Destroyer Iroquois. During a severe storm, Tony Coughlin was nearly swept overboard and was severely injured. He died on October 20, 1944. He was buried at the Lynes cemetery at Scapa Flow on the Orkney Islands.
Martha Coughlin never remarried after the war, although she maintained a very active social life. She travelled the world extensively and visited Tony's grave in Scapa Flow many times.
On her death in 2008, Martha Coughlin established bursaries in Tony's name at both Queen's and McGill among a number of charitable gifts.
Established under the terms of the will of L. Kathleen Dolan.
John H. Dolan (1875-1955), a native of Carleton Place, Ontario, graduated from Queen's (1897) and the College of Education, Hamilton (1898). A teacher of Latin and History, he taught at Picton, Ontario, Oshawa and London, Ontario. He was Principal at Oshawa High School and Sir Adam Beck Collegiate, London. He retired in 1936.
Mr. Dolan married Laura Nugent of Kingston who attended Queen's in 1901 and 1902. Laura was a great-granddaughter of Michael Gross who led the United Empire Loyalists to Kingston. Her grandparents, the Grahams, farmed west of Kingston along Lake Ontario.
Lillias Kathleen Dolan (1903-1990) was born in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating from Queen's (B.A. 1924, M.A. 1925), she spent some time in the United States attending Pratt Institute in New York City, taking a library course and working at Yale University as a Librarian. Returning to Canada she attended the College of Education in Toronto and in 1929 joined the staff of Sir Adam Beck Collegiate as a librarian and teacher of English and History. She retired in 1964.
Kathleen was a world traveler and belonged to many organizations in London, Ontario, including the Woman's Canadian Club, The Blue Stockings, Queen's Alumni, Camera Club and the Metropolitan United Church. She and her sister were avid gardeners and spent many hours amongst their flowers.
Margery Dolan (1909-1985) was born in Oshawa, Ontario. After graduating from Queen's (B.A. Science 1931) she took her M.A. at Toronto University (1932). As a teenager living in London beside Sir Frederick Banting, co-founder of insulin, she became interested in Chemistry. Dr. Banting advised what courses for her to take at university and after graduation as a bio-chemist, he employed her at the Banting Institute in Toronto until the 1940's when she returned to Kingston and worked in the Bio-Chemistry Department of Queen's University under Professor Sinclair. From 1948 until retirement in 1969 she was Head of the Bio-Chemistry Department, Victoria and Westminster Hospitals, London, Ontario.
The family is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario.
Established in honour of Lin Good. When I retired, I was asked what I would like as a gift. I chose a bursary fund. I am not a Queen's alumnae; I went to the University of London in England but was actually at Cambridge University which had offered us accommodation due to the war.
In 1974, I wrote with my committee the first report of the Principal's Committee on the status of women at Queen's and most of our recommendations were approved by the Trustees. From 1974 to 1984, I served on the Ontario Council of University Affairs. Whilst at Queen's, I also served on the National Board of the Canadian Red Cross Society, and became the National President of an organization, no longer in existence, called the Community Planning Association of Canada.
Established by the Lint family to thank Queen's for providing our two sons with an outstanding education.
When I graduated from high school in 1928 at age fifteen, the Principal at Moose Jaw Collegiate offered to loan me the money to go to University. My stern father forbade me to accept a loan from anyone.
At home we had a piano which my mother played. My father enjoyed music, and played the accordion and piano by ear. We listened to music on the radio and to a touring group which came once a year to play in a tent. This created a longing to hear more music.
I have always enjoyed chamber music, so have sponsored several concerts. Later when I learned that there was a need to help a student studying a string instrument, this scholarship was created.
Established by Dr. K.H Berkeley in memory of his wife, Margaret Pratt Berkeley.
My mother created this fund before her death. She loved Queen's and my sister and I both did as well. She was a fun loving, intelligent woman who stayed home to raise her three children.
She was heavily involved in volunteer work. She would be so happy to know that our first child, her granddaughter, is in her first year of Queen's making it 3 generations. I return sometimes to play in the alumni rugby game.
Established by Major General J.W.B. Barr in memory of his wife Captain (Matron) Marion S. Barr, ARCC, R.N. Marion Sarah Barr was a person who worked hard to meet the standards of nursing in every detail. Her life as both Psychiatric Nurse in Kingston and Nursing Sister in the military was a promising one, and her leadership and training skills were exceptional. She wanted students to go beyond what the medicine was, for excellence was and is a goal to attain.
Established by my family on my 70th birthday. Over the years they politely listened to my positive statements about the education I had received at Queen's and why the "B" course was so superb because it touched on many disciplines. They thought that this would be something I would appreciate. I do! I have lived in Winnipeg since 1954 having spent my career developing and manufacturing protective coatings.
Established by friends, classmates and family in memory of my son, Mark Latham (B.Sc. 1983).
Established following the death of our son, Mark Robertson Pettit, BSC 2000. In early September 2000, Mark and a long-time friend embarked on a 7 month trip around the world. Mark never finished the trip. He drowned in Manarola, Italy, during a gale force storm on November 7, 2000.
Mark exhibited an enthusiasm for engineering and was always willing to help fellow students. He also believed that it was important to have a balance between education, and the social and family sides of one's life.
We hope that the awarding of this prize will help a student, with skills, interests and values similar to those exhibited by Mark Pettit, to achieve his/her goals. This seems a fitting tribute in the remembrance of our son, and we believe that it is the type of award that Mark would have appreciated receiving himself.
Much of the impetus for its creation was due to the initiative of his fellow classmates.
Mark believed that the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program provided a valuable and practical learning experience. He had a wide range of friends.
Established by Thomas McLaren, B.Com. 1949, in honour of his daughter, Martha McConnachie, B.A. Music 1976.
Without the benefit of scholarships and awards, retired chemical entrepreneur and art collector, Dr. Alfred Bader, would have been unable to continue his university studies – first at Queen’s and then at Harvard. In gratitude for that support, he decided to “give back” to other students a bequest which was left to him in 1948 by a dear friend and mentor, Martin Wolff.
“With the memory of this truly good man clear in my mind, I asked Queen’s University to use the money to establish the Martin Wolff Prize in Civil Engineering,” Dr. Bader writes in his 1995 autobiography, Adventures of a Chemist Collector. As a graduate student and teaching fellow at Harvard, earning $100 a month, he knew the difficulties faced by university students trying to finance their education. Over the coming years, he would direct many more such donations to assist students at Queen’s and other universities in completing their studies.
Dr. Bader and Martin Wolff first met in 1941 during a reception at a Jewish community center in Montreal. At the time the teenaged Alfred was interned at a Quebec refugee camp, to which he had been sent after fleeing from the European Holocaust. Mr. Wolff succeeded in sponsoring Alfred and gaining his release from the camp, several weeks after their meeting.
The father of five girls, with limited financial means, Mr. Wolff welcomed the young man into his family and encouraged his efforts to attend university. After Alfred was accepted at Queen’s, the Wolff residence in Montreal became his home base, and Martin Wolff the first father figure in his life. “He was a conservative in the best sense of the word, an introvert, hard-working, totally honest, basically a shy man,” writes Dr. Bader. “He was warm and very kind, and I believe that in some way I took the place of the son he never had.”
A devout Sephardi Jew, Martin Wolff served as treasurer of the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Montreal. On Friday evenings the whole family participated in a Hebrew service in their home, and on Saturday mornings they walked together to the synagogue. Having studied Hebrew extensively during his time in the internment camp, Dr. Bader was able to contribute to the family’s religious life. His knowledge of Jewish history, as well as his expertise in stamp collecting, fostered many enjoyable discussions with Mr. Wolff.
While completing graduate studies in organic chemistry at Harvard, Dr. Bader learned of Mr. Wolff’s sudden death from a heart attack, and the bequest of $1,000 – “a princely sum at the time” – in his will. It was with this money that Dr. Bader established the Martin Wolff Prize at Queen’s, in the discipline which his good friend had studied: civil engineering.
Established in memory of Dr. Aletta Marty, M.A. 1894, LL.D. 1919, and her sister, Sophie Marty, a distinguished graduate of Queen's University.
Established by a bequest in the will of Matthew Clifford Deans, my grandfather. He graduated from Queen's in the School of Business in 1930.
Established in memory of Maurice Dubin, a well-known Kingston musician until his death in 1983.
Established by Mr. M. Paul Bloom to honour Maurice G. Corbett, B.SC. 1961, M.B.A. 1966, on his retirement from Bloom Investment Council Inc. in 2004.
Established by the parents of James Max McIlquham, a student at Queen's University 1912-1915, who died of wounds during WW I, 1917. He loved English and particularly poetry, with a high standard in English diction as his goal.
Established by the class of Medicine 1988 to help celebrate our medical class' 20th reunion by giving something back to Queen's University, School of Medicine to assist future doctors in realizing their goal of completing medical school with less debt burden.
Established by members of the class of Medicine 1957 in recognition of their 40th reunion.
Established by members of the Class of Medicine 1954 in recognition of our 50th Anniversary Reunion.
The Meds 1959 Bursary, established by members of the class of Medicine 1959 in recognition of their 50th Anniversary Reunion.
Established by members of Meds 1961 on the occasion of their 40th reunion and in honour of Jack Kerr, M.D. 1953, Honorary Class President for the Class of Medicine 1961.
When Meds 1961 began its Anatomy Course in the autumn of 1957, a then young Surgical Resident was a major demonstrator, Dr. Jack Kerr. The next year he went on staff as a General Surgeon with KGH and on the Faculty. Over the next 3 years he kept in touch with our class and mentored us all through "thick & thin". He had his whole career at KGH, was physician to the Golden Gaels football team, and the honorary president of our class; he and his wife Berle welcomed us back at every reunion. He remained devoted to teaching students and as of 2006 still lives in Kingston. A good man, fine teacher and devoted surgeon!
Established by the class of Medicine 1971 in honour of their 35th Reunion, to help young medical students who pay very high tuition compared to what we paid in 1967-1971.
Established by members of the Class of Medicine 1978 on the occasion of their 25th reunion. The Meds 1978 Bursary was created to assist medical students with funds, allowing them to attend university and minimizing their post MD training debt load.
Established by members of the class of Medicine 1953 to mark the occasion of their 50th reunion. Plans for our 50th reunion were well underway and the creation of a Meds '53 Bursary was an ideal way to mark the occasion. Members of our class were presented with the proposal and agreed, including some who were unable to attend the reunion. It was agreed that those who wish to do so would make ongoing contributions to the bursary.
Established by the 1963 graduates in Medicine at Queen's University out of profound gratitude to Queen's.
The Queen's Medical Class of 1972 established this Bursary Fund in memory of Dr. John Andrew Milliken (1923-2001), Professor Emeritus for the benefit of Queen's medical students.
Dr. "Jack" Milliken was an innovative clinician, educator and researcher. He is best remembered by Queen's medical students for his teaching and clinical work and thousands of Queen's medical students benefited from their association with him.
He provided a role model for many of us, impressed by his unique combination of academic and athletic skills that were overshadowed by his humanitarian and family values.
Many of us learned our basic history and physical examination skills under his tutelage and in looking back after our own years of clinical practice, we realize how essential and sound our teaching was. He was an astute clinician and had the ability to correct a student's clinical judgment without humiliating the student. His research interest was in the application of computers to ECG interpretation and he was recognized with a number of research awards. Many students had the privilege and learning experience of assisting with that research. He was a renowned national and international speaker and the author of many publications.
Many of his students and house staff enjoyed the hospitality of his home and family and remember him with respect and admiration.
Established in memory of my late father Mr. Akbar M. Sheikh. He had wanted to create a scholarship named after his late mother, Mehran Bibi Sheikh, to be given to a boy and a girl, who have Pakistani citizenship (preferably international students).
He was a strong advocate of pursuing higher education, and was himself, a recipient of a MSC degree in engineering from Queen's University. He always strived to achieve a solid education, including wanting that from his own children. We hope that this scholarship will provide two students the opportunity to pursue their education with less hardship, as he would have wanted.
The Merriam School of Music endeavors to reach out to the community it serves and to bring a positive musical experience to as many people as possible. The Merriam School of Music Prize is one way we can positively affect the lives of talented young musicians or aspiring young music teachers.
Established by the Queen's Medical Class of 1959, in memory of their classmate who passed away very early in his career (Michael Brown).
Michael was born on July 16, 1953 in Calgary, son of Marianne and Dan G. Harris and brother of Louise Madeleine Callway.
Michael suffered from ill health that began at a very early age and continued through his whole life. He had a kidney transplant in 1971 – a relief from the previous eighteen months on dialysis.
He was a good student and gained an Ontario scholarship. He entered Queen’s University in 1971’s fall. He chose history as one of his major subjects. Michael was particularly interested in Naval and Military history, and in Aviation’s story. During one vacation, he made a series of scale models for the Aviation Museum, Ottawa.
In spite of the problems that occurred with the transplanted kidney in 1974, Michael continued at Queen’s. The faculty had high regard for his abilities and his work.
After Christmas in 1974, the transplanted kidney failed and on 25 January 1975, Michael died. We are very grateful that we were allowed to have had Michael as a member of our family for 21 ½ years. We learnt so much from him.
This is a Memorial Fund, in memory of Michele Mainland, BSC 1997. In honor of Michele’s love of learning and education, the Michele Mainland Memorial Scholarship fund was established at Queen’s with contributions from family, classmates, friends and the community. This fund supports three scholarship awards in recognition of academic excellence in Chemical Engineering (undergraduate awards to second and third year students and an award for post-graduate studies) and a medal for the graduating student who best exemplifies Michele’s personal qualities of persistence and cheerfulness in the face of adversity, sense of adventure, tenacity, courage and helpfulness to others.
Michele Marie Mainland passed away July 23, 1997 in her home town Owen Sound, Ontario. Michele lived a full life in 22 short years. Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 13, Michele fought to defy the odds and never let illness slow her down. She traveled extensively, loved music, volunteered with numerous organizations in Owen Sound and Kingston and excelled academically. Michele graduated from Queen’s University with an honors degree in Chemical Engineering in May 1997, following her sister Monica (Sc.96) and father Norm (Sc.65) in the same discipline. In recognition of Michele’s efforts and courage, her classmates voted her the outstanding graduate in Chemical Engineering. Based on her academic achievements, Michele was awarded an NSERC scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Medical Biophysics. Michele was, and always will be, an inspiration to all who knew her.
Michele’s family would be most pleased to hear from award winners about their career plans.
Correspondence may be addressed to:
Norm and Mary Mainland, R.R.#2, 278846 Orchard Drive, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N4
With me as their only surviving child (infant) my parents escaped from probable death in 1922 from Turkey where many Armenians were still being persecuted upon the withdrawal of the "Allied Occup." Force. After 3 mos in Ellis Is NY holding camp, they were accepted into Canda as indentured farm laborers. Soon my father re-established his carpentry profession, moved into Brautford, where I grew up and went to B. Coll. Instit and then to U of T Med. School.
I created this Fund as a token of friendship and gratitude for the 11 happy years I spent at Queen's (1989-2000), where I was given ideal opportunities for research (I came from France thanks to an appointment as Queen's National Scholar), for teaching (as Full Professor in French Literature and Aesthetics) and to organize international exchanges. I was able to invite well-known scholars and writers and also to have Queen's Honorary Doctorates granted to Claude Simon (Nobel Prize in Literature), to Helene Cixous (writer, feminist), to Jacques Derrida (philosopher).
To me, such exchanges and encounters constitute a very important part of what a University should offer. It is for this reason that I wished to create a Bursary which would enable students to enhance their education through travel and attending seminars abroad, related to their field of research.
I found Queen's Graduate students to be very open-minded and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. I supervised a number of Doctoral theses (about 20) in the Department of French Studies and I am still co-supervising three Queen's students, from Paris where I am now professor and co-director in the Department of Women Studies at the University of Paris VIII. The purpose of this Fund is also to reward the enthusiasm shown by these students and to help them reach their goals.
Today, more than ever, it is so very important to support Research in the Humanities, especially within the disciplines of Literature, the Arts and Philosophy which are greatly needed in order to prepare and shape the future of our societies. Creative, speculative and critical thinking are the only way for us to rise above barbarism in our intellectual pursuit. Unfortunately, the Humanities are increasingly becoming the Universities' paupers. This Fund, thus, also aims at emphasizing the crucial importance of those very fields and disciplines which are currently being deprived of their due prominence.
When one has been working long and achieving success, it seemed time to consider what made it possible, as we hope all recipients of The Moore-Fairbairn Bursary and other Queen's Medical students will do when they are able to do so. My father and mother received their medical and nursing training at Queen's/KGH and I and my wife did that, too. Sort of like second-generation coincidence but not repeated as our daughter and son successfully pursued their own career interests in law and finance. Knowing how difficult it must be academically and financially to prepare for a career in the medical-helping professions, we hope all recipients of The Moore-Fairbairn Bursary and classmates will have a personally and professionally rewarding career as I, my wife and my parents have had. Please remember, if you ever are able to help promising Queen's Medical students after your own family obligations, please do so sooner than later lest you forget how important Queen's Medical was in preparing you for success. Good luck and all best wishes, Bill (Meds '62) and Carole (KGH '60).
Established by the late Dr. William Murphy in memory of his brother, Dr. Ormond Murphy.
Established by Dr. Murray Fraser, M.D. 1945. From personal experience, the most important step was to have enough money to get into medicine. I was the recipient of a McLean Rural Bursary which was only $125 at the time, but it ensured that I could pay my tuition fee that first year. No doubt there are still like situations today, and I wish to help a deserving student to have the chance.