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.

About the fund

Established in February 2002 in memory of George M. Hood (B.Sc. 1943), by his son George N. Hood (Arts 1978, MPA 1981).  Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity hockey team. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.  The award will be available to either male or female student-athletes in alternating years.  If in a given year there is no recipient from the eligible applicants on the basis of gender then the award may be granted to a qualified applicant from the opposite gender.