The Caroline (Cairnie) Jenkins Memorial Prizes

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

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

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

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