The Chernoff Family Awards

Established by The Chernoff Family which includes Mr. Michael N. Chernoff (B.Sc. (Eng.) 1959), Mrs. Dorine (Dennison) Chernoff (BA, University of Manitoba), Mrs. Catherine Chernoff (B. of Architecture, University of Texas) and Mr. M. Bruce Chernoff (B.Sc. (Eng.) 1987).

The awards recognize and are in memory of Nick and Maud Chernoff, Michael's parents, who homesteaded on the Saskatchewan prairie and although acquiring very little education themselves, recognized the importance and value of a higher education and dedicated their lives to seeing their children through Canadian universities. The awards also recognize Charlie N. Chernoff (B.Sc. (Eng.), University of Saskatchewan), Michael's brother, who over the years provided valuable assistance in furthering Michael's career in the earth sciences.

These awards have been established to attract and encourage students from all parts of Canada to come to Queen's. The program is especially intended to support qualified Canadian students who otherwise would be unable to study at Queen's.