The Mark Pettit Memorial Prize

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.