The James R. Booth Memorial Award

At their 40th Homecoming Weekend in 2006, Jim's former Commerce 1966 classmates decided to establish the James R. Booth Memorial Award as a tribute to their former friend who waged such a courageous battle with ALS. All who were privileged to witness Jim's final voyage could not help but be deeply moved by the valour and dignity, with which he approached his final destination.

They felt that it was fitting to have his memory live on through an award in his name that would benefit future generations of Queen's Business students. The resulting Endowment Fund is a collaboration of former classmates, family and friends. The award will be used to support full-time students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at Queen's, on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. It is the founders' hope that future winners will be inspired by Jim's legacy. More information on Jim, on the Award in his honour and on how to donate and can be found at