The William Patrick Doolan Award in Chemistry

"Paddy" Doolan was a lecture room demonstrator in the Chemistry Department from immediately after World War I to 1956. He was an expert at his job, and quite a showman, and alumni remembered Paddy and his demonstrations even if all else was forgotten. The Fund was started by three retired professors who knew Paddy in the 40's and 50's. Two of these professors were Applied Science students at Queen's immediately after World War II. The third joined the staff in 1954 in time to learn much of Paddy's art and was thus able to carry on the tradition.