Senate Eugene Forsey Scholarship Essay

Chancellors of Trent University

  • Hon. Leslie M. Frost (1967 - 1973), lawyer, statesman, Premier of Ontario
  • Hon. Eugene Forsey (1973 - 1977), political scientist, constitutional expert, Canadian Senator
  • William L. Morton (1977 - 1980), historian, university professor
  • Margaret Laurence (1981 - 1983), Canadian author
  • John J. Robinette (1984 - 1987), constitutional and criminal lawyer
  • F. Kenneth Hare (1988 - 1995), environmental scientist, geographer, university administrator
  • Mary May Simon (1995 – 1999, 2002), Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs
  • Peter John Gzowski (1999 - 2002), broadcaster and writer
  • Roberta L. Bondar (2003 - 2009), scientist, neurologist, astronaut, photographer
  • Mr. Tom Jackson, O.C., LL.D. (Hon) (2009 - 2013), singer, songwriter, humanitarian

The Hon. Leslie Miscampbell Frost (1895 - 1973)
P.C., Q.C., LL.D., D.C.L.
First Chancellor (1967 to 1973)

Trent University’s first chancellor, the late Leslie M. Frost, was a true statesman who served his province and his country well. Born in Orillia, and educated both in Orillia and Toronto, he was called to the bar in 1933 and established a law practice in Lindsay. He had a long and successful political career that began with his election to the Ontario Legislature in 1937. He served as Provincial Treasurer and Minister of Mines until he was chosen as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party in 1949. He was the longest-serving Premier of Ontario from 1949 until 1961.

Leslie Frost was the father of the modern Ontario university system. When he assumed public office in 1937, there were only five recognized degree-granting universities in Ontario, but by the time he retired in 1961 there were sixteen. While Premier of Ontario he initiated government support of the Ontario series of the Champlain Society publications. He encouraged the preservation of historical records and sites throughout Ontario. Trent was fortunate indeed to have such a prominent and talented individual as its first chancellor.

Mr. Frost was a veteran of the first World War, having served overseas as an officer in the Simcoe Foresters, and he was an honorary bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. After his retirement, he spent much of his time doing historical research. He was the author of several books on military history, including Fighting Men, and The Records on Sir Sam Hughes Set Straight, and the histories of Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton Counties. He died in May 1973 at the age of 77.

Trent recognized the vision of Leslie Frost through the name chosen in 1982 for one of its Graduate and Research Centres, the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. The Frost Centre is located at Traill College in downtown Peterborough.

The Hon. Eugene Alfred Forsey (1904 - 1991)
O.C., P.C., M.A. Ph.D., D.C.L., LL.D., D.LITT., F.R.S.C.
Second Chancellor (1973 to 1977)

The late Eugene Forsey was regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Canadian constitution and was a member of the Canadian Senate from 1970 to 1979. He was named to the Privy Council in 1985. Senator Forsey was born in 1904 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, and was educated at McGill University and Oxford University where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was an astute political scientist, author and “peerless writer of letters to the editor”.

Although he was involved at various times with all of the major political parties, Eugene Forsey is best remembered as an outspoken federalist. In the 1930s, he drafted the Regina Manifesto, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)'s founding declaration of policy, and ran for public office four times for the CCF. He served as a lecturer in economics and political science from 1929-1941 at McGill, and held the post of director of research for the Canadian Labour Congress from 1942 to 1966.

From 1966 to 1969, Senator Forsey directed a special centennial project, A History of Canadian Unions, 1812-1902, and served on a committee that founded Labour/Le Travail. He taught Canadian government and Canadian labour history at Carleton University and the University of Waterloo. He was the author of several books including: Economic and Social Aspects of the Nova Scotia Coal Industry (1926); The Royal Power of Dissolution of Parliament in the British Commonwealth (1943); Freedom and Order (1974); The Canadian Labour Movement 1812-1902 (booklet 1975); How Canadians Govern Themselves (booklet 1979); Trade Unions in Canada 1812-1902 (1982), and co-author of Social Planning for Canada (1935), and Towards the Christian Revolution (1936).

Senator Forsey was a member of the Board of Broadcast Governors, President of the Canadian Political Science Association and a recipient of honorary degrees from 14 Canadian universities, including from Trent. He was appointed as a member of Trent University’s first Board of Governors in 1966, and served as an honorary Board member until his death in 1991 at age 86. His lively presence and commitment to ideals made him a much-loved member of the Trent community.

William Lewis Morton (1908 - 1980)
O.C., M.A., B.LITT., LL.D., D.LITT., F.R.HIST.S.
Third Chancellor (1977 to 1980)

The late Professor William Morton was a highly respected historian who served Trent in many roles. He was a professor of History in Trent’s early days, the first Master of Champlain College, and later became the Vanier Professor and Chancellor of the University.

Professor Morton was born in Gladstone, Manitoba and educated at the University of Manitoba and at Oxford University where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. A distinguished and prolific author, Professor Morton’s work focused on the history of Canada and on university governance topics. Renowned for his studies of Canada's west and north, he was author of The Canadian Identity (1961) and other works, and was executive editor of the 17-volume Canadian Centenary Series, A History of Canada. His extensive teaching experience included appointments at St. John's College, United College, Brandon College, and the University of Manitoba where he was Professor of History and Provost of University College until his appointment to Trent University in 1966. Professor Morton had a close interest in university governance, and was the author of a number of articles on university governance in Canada.

Professor Morton was the first representative of a university Senate to be elected to full membership of the Board of Governors of any university in Ontario. He was President of the Canadian Historical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of honorary degrees from several Canadian universities. Professor Morton died on December 7, 1980. His distinction as a scholar, his renown as a senior Canadian academic, and his service in public affairs are known across Canada and beyond.

Each year Trent University hosts the W.L. Morton lecture series, inviting a leading Canadian scholar to give a public lecture on their work, and also to lead an intimate seminar primarily for graduate students. Organized by the History Department, this annual lecture series is named in honour of W.L. Morton.

Jean Margaret Wemyss Laurence (1926 - 1987)
C.C., B.A., D.LITT., LL.D. F.R.S.C.
Fourth Chancellor (1981 to 1983)

In the early 1980s, Trent was fortunate to have as its chancellor the late Canadian author Margaret Laurence. Margaret was born in Neepawa, Manitoba in 1926, and was educated at United College (now the University of Winnipeg). She decided early in life to become a writer and began writing professionally in 1943 when she got a summer job as a reporter for the town newspaper. At United College she published her stories and poems in Vox, the college newspaper, and after graduation became a reporter for the Winnipeg Citizen. Following her marriage in 1947, she and her husband lived for a number of years in Africa where she wrote A Tree for Poverty, The Prophet's Camel Bell and her first novel, This Side Jordan. This writing was followed by a collection of short stories, The Tomorrow Tamer, and a study of Nigerian fiction and drama, Long Drums and Cannons. She spent five years in Vancouver where she wrote her first children's book, The Christmas Birthday Story, and began to write The Stone Angel, the first in her famous series of novels set in the fictional Manitoba town of Manawaka.

After separating from her husband, she and her two children spent seven years in England where she completed The Stone Angel (1964), A Jest of God (1966), The Fire-Dwellers (1969) and A Bird in the House (1970). A Jest of God won Margaret her first Governor General's Award for fiction and was adapted into a movie entitled Rachel, Rachel. While still living in England, she established a summer home on the Otonabee River near Peterborough where she wrote The Diviners, and in 1973 Margaret made Lakefield her permanent residence. She went on to write a book of essays entitled Heart of a Stranger, and continued what she had begun in 1970 with Jason's Quest, three more books for children: The Olden Days Coat, Six Darn Cows and The Christmas Birthday Story (rewritten). She served as "Writer in Residence" at the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario and at Trent.

Margaret Laurence is remembered for her enthusiasm for Trent, her affection for students and the courage of her convictions. She “embodied the values and ideals to which the University itself aspires: humanitarianism, justice, informed criticism, creativity and self-examination”.

The last decade of her life focused on promoting causes she passionately supported -- peace, nuclear disarmament, social justice, literacy, the equality of women and environmental protection. Margaret was a Companion of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and held honorary degrees from more than fourteen universities, including Trent. She was winner of the prestigious Molson Prize, and was two-time winner of the Governor General's Award for fiction. Margaret Laurence died in January 1987. Her memoirs, Dance on the Earth, were published posthumously.

The Annual Margaret Laurence Lecture is held each year at Trent University acknowledging Trent's fourth chancellor’s contributions to literature, feminism, ecology, and the peace movement.

John Josiah Robinette (1906 - 1996)
C.C., Q.C., B.A., D.C.L., LL.D.
Fifth Chancellor (1984 to 1987)

John J. Robinette, one of Canada’s leading constitutional and criminal lawyers, served both on Trent University’s Board and as its Chancellor. Born in Toronto in 1906, Dr. Robinette was educated at the University of Toronto Schools, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. He taught law at Osgoode Hall (1929-32) and was editor of The Ontario Law Reports (1935-40). In 1958 he was appointed Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He was a member of the bars of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. He was appointed King's Counsel in 1944, made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1973, and held honorary degrees from several Canadian universities including Queens University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Robinette had an enormous impact on the evolution and interpretation of law. During a long and illustrious career, he practiced in many areas of law. In the 1940s, Dr. Robinette became famous when he served as defense counsel in notorious criminal cases including the Crown vs. Evelyn Dick murder trial in which his client was granted an acquittal. In the 1950s he shifted away from criminal law towards civil litigation, appellate and Supreme Court cases. He represented the federal government when its right to repatriate the Constitution without the consent of the provinces was challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada. He also successfully defended the federal government's imposition of wage and price controls in the mid-1970s. Dr. Robinette successfully represented groups opposing construction of the Pickering airport and an expressway into downtown Toronto.

Dr. Robinette was a founding director of the Advocates' Society, and one of the original sponsors of Trent University. He died in November 1996 at the age of 90.

Frederick Kenneth Hare (1919 - 2002)
C.C., B.Sc., Ph.D., LL.D., D.LITT., D.S.LITT., D.Sc., F.K.C., F.R.S.C.
Sixth Chancellor (1988 to 1995)

Kenneth Hare was a distinguished, internationally-renowned environmental scientist and geographer who was noted for his research in climatology and biogeography. He was commissioner of the Ontario Nuclear Safety Review and headed major inquiries into environmental issues such as lead contamination, nuclear winter, air pollution and the disposal of nuclear waste.

Kenneth Hare was born in England and educated at the University of London, the London School of Economics and the University of Montreal. He began his career as a meteorologist with the British Air Ministry during World War II then immigrated to Canada in 1945 and joined McGill University as a geography professor. He earned his Ph.D. as an Arctic climatologist and headed a team of Arctic weather specialists who, along with a group of radar physicists, formed McGill's highly successful Department of Meteorology.

Dr. Hare's research interests included atmospheric carbon dioxide, climate change, drought, and arid zone climates. He was active in movements to protect the natural environment, serving on commissions and committees on acid rain, desertification, heavy metals, nuclear reactors and waste products, ozone, greenhouse gases and climate change. He was a member of the Research and Development Advisory Panel of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and conducted studies on nuclear waste management in Sweden and France.

In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Dr. Hare had a long and distinguished career as a university administrator at McGill University where he was Dean of Arts and Science; at the University of London where he was Master of Birkbeck College; at the University of British Columbia where he was President, and at the University of Toronto where he was Provost of Trinity College and Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies.

Dr. Hare was Chairman of the Climate Program Planning Board of Canada, the Royal Society of Canada Study of Nuclear Winter, the Canadian panel on documents related to a proposed Canada-U.S. treaty on transboundary air pollution, and the Federal Study Group on Nuclear Waste Management. He was University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a Companion of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was a recipient of honorary degrees from 11 universities and numerous medals and awards.

Kenneth Hare believed that the most urgent environmental challenge facing Canada in the 21st century was climate change created by the consumption of fossil fuels. He was a promoter of nuclear power, correctly used, as a more acceptable power source and was a vigorous public speaker and writer on these issues. Dr. Hare died in September 2002.

Mary May Simon
C.M., LL.D.
Seventh Chancellor (1995 to 1999, 2002)

Mary May Simon, Canada's Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs, has attained international recognition for her work on Arctic and Indigenous issues. Throughout her distinguished career, Ambassador Simon has been committed to seeking diplomatic and policy solutions to problems in the North. In the environmental, economic and political arenas, Mary Simon has been a leading advocate for Inuit concerns and cooperation among Arctic nations.

Born in Kangirsualuujuaq (George River) on Ungava Bay, Ambassador Simon began her career as a radio broadcaster with the CBC northern service. As a young woman, she held a series of executive positions with the Northern Quebec Inuit Association and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which led to the first land claims agreement in Canada. Together with other aboriginal leaders, Ambassador Simon participated in efforts that resulted in the historic recognition of aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada's Constitution. Later, as President of Makivik Corporation, she was directly involved with the implementation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, and with the protection and promotion of Inuit rights.

From 1980 to 1986 Mary Simon served as an Executive Council member of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference: from 1986 to 1992 she was its President, and from 1992 to 1994 she was Special Envoy of the ICC. In 1993, she was appointed Secretary and then Policy Co-Director of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. In 1994 she was named Commissioner of the Nunavut Implementation Commission and became Canadian Circumpolar Ambassador, the first Inuk to hold ambassadorial rank. From 1999 to 2001 she served concurrently as Ambassador to Denmark and Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs.

In her role as Ambassador, Mary Simon worked hard to raise awareness of the challenges facing Northern residents and promoted environmental protection initiatives among the circumpolar nations. In 1996, under Mary's leadership, the Arctic Council (an intergovernmental forum for the eight arctic states) was established to address common concerns of the circumpolar north. The following year Ambassador Simon was appointed as a member of the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission on Environmental Cooperation of NAFTA, and served as its Chair in 1998. In 2001 Ambassador Simon was appointed Councilor for the International Council for Conflict Resolution with the Carter Center. Mary Simon presented at the Climate Change Conference at Trent University on March 2, 2007 sharing her unique perspective on the effects of climate change on Inuit peoples in Canada’s far north.

Mary Simon has received honorary degrees from McGill and Queen's University and is a member of the Order of Canada, the National Order of Quebec and the Gold Order of Greenland. She is a recipient of the Governor General's 125thCommemorative Medal, a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and the Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is a Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

Trent University was honoured to have such an outstanding individual serve as its seventh chancellor. Mary Simon also returned to serve as Chancellor for Convocation in 2002 following Peter Gzowski's death in January of that year.

Peter John Gzowski (1934 - 2002)
C.C., LL.D., D.LITT.
Eighth Chancellor (1999 - 2002)

Peter Gzowski, Trent's eighth Chancellor, was one of Canada's most respected and distinguished broadcasters and writers. As the popular host of CBC's Morningside radio show from 1982 to 1997, Peter introduced his listeners to people from across the country who were making a difference and by doing so, raised the Canadian consciousness. He also hosted the network's Gzowski in Conversation and was heard on CBC Radio's Some of the Best Minds of Our Time. In 1987 he received an honorary degree from Trent University for his outstanding contributions to public service and broadcasting.

Peter Gzowski was born in Toronto, raised in Galt (Cambridge) and was educated at Ridley College in St. Catharines, and at the University of Toronto where he became editor of The Varsity, while working nights at the Toronto Telegram. He began his career in journalism at the age of 19 at the Timmins Daily Press. He later became city editor of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, then managing editor of the Chatham Daily News in southwestern Ontario. At the age of 28, he joined the staff of Maclean's, becoming the magazine’s youngest managing editor. Later, he became entertainment editor for the Toronto Star, then editor at the Star Weekly.

f seven ACTRA awards, Peter Gzowski began his radio career in 1969 and two years later became host of This Country in the Morning, the program that preceded Morningside on the CBC network. He published 16 books including The Morningside Papers, The Sacrament and The Game of Our Lives, and wrote a monthly column called "Gzowski's Canada" in Canadian Living Magazine. In 1993 he won the Stephen Leacock Medal for humour for his book Canadian Living: Selected Columns. A member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame, he was awarded the 1995 Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting, the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award and a prestigious individual Peabody Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting in 1997. In 1999 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Peter Gzowski was the recipient of honorary degrees from twelve Canadian universities and was the founder of the PGIs Golf Tournaments for Literacy, which provides financial support to community-based literacy organizations.

Trent was fortunate to have Peter serve as Chancellor from 1999 until his death in January 2002. The brilliance of his mind, the warmth of his personality and the sense of humanity that he brought to all his associations at the university made him a much-loved member of the Trent community. Mr. Gzowski was passionate about Canada, both the land and its people, and this fed his interest in Canadian culture, the north, Aboriginal people and the environment. Peter Gzowski College opened to students in September 2004. The building itself bears the name Enweying, which in Anishnaabe means "The Way We Speak Together." Given Mr. Gzowski's work as a public broadcaster, it is a fitting tribute. Along with his affinity for Trent's Native Studies program, Mr. Gzowski had the exceptional ability to create vivid imagery with his voice, linking a vast nation through storytelling. In the Anishnaabe language, this notion is embodied in the word Enweying.

Canada's First Peoples and their traditions were close to Mr. Gzowski's heart, so it is fitting that the First Peoples House of Learning and the newest college at Trent are intertwined in this building.

Roberta Lynn Bondar
OC, O.Ont, B.Sc., M.Sc., MD, PhD, FRCP, FRSC
Ninth Chancellor (2003 to present)

Dr. Roberta Bondar is Trent's ninth Chancellor. She is an eminent Canadian and a nationally recognized hero with the distinction of being the first Canadian woman to fly in space. Roberta Bondar is an accomplished neurologist, scientist, pilot, astronaut and photographic artist who holds the NASA Space Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of 24 honorary degrees from Canadian and American universities and colleges.

Dr. Bondar has had the rare opportunity to view the earth from space and is a passionate advocate for the environment. Science and photography have always been linked in her life and it was natural that one of her assignments aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1992 was to take photographs of Earth.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Roberta embarked on a career of scientific pursuits beginning in high school. Using her camera in support of her studies, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and zoology from the University of Guelph, and developed new techniques for photo microscopy while pursuing a master's degree in experimental pathology at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her doctorate in neurobiology at the University of Toronto working extensively with black and white photography. Dr. Bondar earned her medical degree at McMaster University with a special interest in space medicine. After completing her board certification in neurology, she studied at Tufts New England Medical Centre in Boston, specializing in neurophthalmology. She also studied professional nature photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California.

In 1984, Roberta Bondar was one of the six original Canadian astronauts chosen to train at NASA. In January 1992 she ascended into space aboard the NASA space shuttle Discovery. In her role as an international payload specialist she conducted life and material science experiments in space, becoming the world's first neurologist in space.

She is co-author, with her sister Barbara, of a children's book entitled On the Shuttle (1993), and is author of Touching the Earth (1994); Passionate Vision: Discovering Canada’s National Parks (2000); Canada - Landscape of Dreams (2002); The Arid Edge of Earth (2006); and numerous scholarly articles. In accepting the position of chancellor, Dr. Bondar said,

"In all my endeavours and travels, I have come to value how my educational experiences at the undergraduate and graduate levels have helped me to understand our world and shape me as an individual. The unique educational experiences offered at Trent, with its emphasis on the arts and sciences, combined with a strong research focus, help to distinguish the University. The University is producing graduates in a variety of sectors who are critical thinkers, lifelong learners and well-rounded citizens who contribute to our communities. Trent also has a tremendous expertise in environmental education and I am very pleased to be associated with a university renowned for its environmental science programs."

In the Spring of 2007 the Roberta Bondar Fellowship in Northern and Polar Studies was established. A post-doctoral teaching and research award, the purpose of the fellowship is to attract up-and-coming young northern scholars to Trent for the period of one academic year, in which they participate in Northern Studies at Trent University through teaching, scholarship, and public lecturing. The Inaugural Roberta Bondar Fellowship in Northern and Polar Studies was appointed to Ice Shelf Expert and Trent Alumnus, Dr. Derek Mueller.

Mr. Tom Jackson, O.C., LL.D. (Hon)
Tenth Chancellor (2009-2013)

Born on the One Arrow reserve in Saskatchewan and raised in Winnipeg, Tom left school at the age of 15 and spent seven years living on the back streets of Winnipeg. This experience built the foundation of his character - tenacity, leadership, determination to succeed and an altruistic capacity to care for others.

As a singer and songwriter, Tom has recorded 14 albums, two of which have received Juno nominations.  His rich bass baritone is recognizable to music fans and concertgoers across the country. Tom is also an award-winning actor.  Fans of the CBC hit television series North of 60 will know him as Chief Peter Kenidi, a role he portrayed for six seasons. From Shining Time Station to Star Trek to Law & Order, Tom is no stranger to film and notes his favourites - three North of 60 movies, The Diviners, Grizzly Falls, Mee-Shee The Water Giant and Skinwalkers.  Tom’s gifted voice can also be heard narrating television projects such as Life & Times, The Snow Eater and Great Canadian Rivers.

Appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 for his music and humanitarian work, Tom is well known to Canadians as an accomplished musician and actor dedicated to helping the less fortunate.  At the 2007 Junos, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) bestowed Tom with the Humanitarian Award in recognition for his positive contributions to the social landscape of Canada.  The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television also presented Tom with their prestigious Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Geminis.  Tom received the Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2002 and Centennial Medals from Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2005. Time Magazine named him one of Canada’s best activists and Honorary Degrees have been conferred upon him from the University of Alberta, Laurentian, Winnipeg, Victoria, Trent, Lakehead, Calgary, Lethbridge and Regina.

When Tom was working on North of 60, fellow cast member Mervin Good Eagle committed suicide. His tragic and untimely death exposed Tom to the devastating effects of suicide in Aboriginal communities.  His response was to create and initiate the Dreamcatcher Tour.  After a dozen years, 170 urban and reserve locations across Canada have benefited from Tom’s workshops, music, and overall messages of empowerment.

One of Tom's prime motivators is his drive to end hunger.  He has applied his musical and entrepreneurial gifts to his Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series and his newly launched Singing for Supper and Swinging for Supper Tours.  After 17 years, The Huron Carole was retired under the fanfare of featuring a vast array of Canadian artists who, along with Tom and his band, played from Victoria to St. John's at the height of the Christmas season.  Singing for Supper carries on his annual Christmas tradition, with over 20 concerts performed in churches and community halls from coast to coast. Swinging for Supper matches Tom’s love of golf and live music – events raising money and awareness for food banks and agencies meeting the needs of at-risk youth. Tom’s passion for travel across Canada forged his commitment to tour with Canadian Pacific Railway’s fundraiser The Holiday Train from 1999 to 2003.  From that experience he produced 2 compilation CDs and along with The Huron Carole and Singing and Swinging for Supper has raised over $5M dollars for food banks and family agencies across the country.

Tom has a unique way of uniting people to create change and this instinct prevails despite all odds.  The Vigil, a post-9/11 concert fundraiser held September 12, 2001, engaged Canadian Country Music industry professionals, raising money for the Red Cross and marking the first of many similar events around the globe.  Tom spearheaded and hosted the CBC Newsworld coverage of Say Hay, an Alberta event that raised $1.8M for drought-stricken prairie farmers.  And in 2003, Tom collaborated with Calgary-based industries to create Beef Relief in aid of cattle ranchers devastated by border closures. Combined cash and beef contributions for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank topped the $600,000 mark.  Moved by increasing issues surrounding global food insecurity and homelessness, Tom’s next foray in elevating the quality of life for Canadians is the manufacturing of affordable housing.

 

Awards and Financial Assistance

General Information

Medals

The Governor General's Medal, Graduate Level

Awarded annually to a graduating student of very high academic standing in a master's or doctoral program of study. Donor: His/Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada. Established in 1988.

University Medal at the Ph.D. Level

Awarded at each convocation ceremony, when merited, to a graduating student for outstanding academic achievement at the Ph.D. level. Established in 1982.

University Medal at the Master's Level

Awarded at each convocation ceremony, when merited, to a graduating student for outstanding academic achievement at the master's level. Established in 1982.

 

Awards Policy

In recent years Carleton graduate students have been increasingly successful in winning highly competitive external scholarships. These include: the Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Postgraduate Scholarships (Master’s and Doctoral) and Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Scholarships (Master’s and Doctoral), as well as Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Province of Ontario provides funding for the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), and the Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST) for students enrolled in graduate programs in Ontario institutions.

In addition, the University itself provides generous support, and the majority of graduate students receive funds from this source.

Students who hold such awards must pay regular tuition fees unless otherwise stated.

Full-time graduate students at Carleton University are expected to comply with the following procedure. Any full-time graduate student who accepts an award that is not directly administered by Carleton University must immediately inform his/her departmental chair and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in writing. This requirement applies to any awards or assistance offered by any agency or institution.

Application Deadlines

For information on the specific deadlines for applications to be considered for financial assistance, please visit the online application site by selecting the "Apply Online" link from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website at www.gs.carleton.ca. In the online application site, application deadlines can be found on the left hand navigation under "Program Deadlines".

Students who receive offers of funding from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research are required to respond to the offer within 30 days of date of the letter.

Method of Payment

All awards administered by Carleton are paid on the 15th and the 30th of each month. The exception is the first month of each term (September, January, May) when all awards are paid at the end of the month. Students receiving awards of any kind are urged to note the above payment dates and be prepared to be financially self-sufficient during these months.

In addition, students receiving teaching assistantships, scholarships, or any other kind of award or bursary should note that the deadlines for payroll may differ from the registration deadlines. In the first month of each term (September, January and May) students must have completed registration, including finalizing arrangements for the payment of fees, no later than the 15th of the month, in order to be eligible to receive payments at the end of the month.

Eligibility

In the case of fellowships, grants, scholarships, etc., for which students must make application, it is the individual student's responsibility to establish his/her eligibility. Should it become known that a student is unqualified for any reason, he/she must return the funds already received, with the University assuming no responsibility.

Departments recommending students for internal awards must accept full responsibility for the eligibility of their nominees.

Students are urged to consult carefully the brochures and announcements that specify the conditions associated with tenure of individual awards.

This information is available in the office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and in departmental offices.

Awards Administered by Carleton University

The awards administered by Carleton University are derived from a variety of sources. Throughout the years, a number of individuals and organizations have contributed substantial funds to the University, through bequests and donations, in order to help support students in various fields of study.

These sums, together with the assistantship funds made available from the University budget, make up the reservoir from which the Carleton scholarships and assistantships are drawn.

It is not always possible to identify precisely the sources of various donations and bequests (often small, but most important in the aggregate) from which any graduate student's financial support has been constructed. In the following cases, however, either because of the relative importance of the contribution or because of the fact that it is earmarked for a specific type of student or program, we do identify the external source from which the award has originated.

Please refer to the Graduate Studies and Research Web site at: www.gs.carleton.ca for a complete, current listing of all awards available to graduate students. Unless stated otherwise, graduate students must be registered full-time in the term in which the award is held in order to be eligible to receive the awards listed below.

Dick Abbott Memorial Bursary
Awarded annually to a graduate student in the School of Public Administration who is in need of financial assistance. Endowed in 1997 by the faculty and staff of the School of Public Administration in memory of Dick Abbott, a distinguished and long-serving member of the faculty. The recipient is chosen each year on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Public Administration.
John Adjeleian Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually, in alternate years, to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Architecture or in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The recipient will be undertaking research in the area of structural engineering or design. This award is not renewable. If a recipient is unavailable in one academic unit, it can be awarded to a student in the other. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2001 by former faculty member, John Adjeleian.
Alumnus Graduate Scholarships in Geography and Environmental Studies
Awarded annually to outstanding students who are entering the M.A./M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Eligible recipients must be Canadian citizens and be pursuing research in the areas of environmental quality, human-environment interactions, or environmental processes. These scholarships will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Donor: Carleton Alumnus, endowed in 2006.
Carl Amberg Fund for International Students
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to an international graduate student in financial need. Endowed in 1997 by Carl Amberg, a former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research whose distinguished career at Carleton was cut short by a sudden stroke in 1980.
Duncan M. Anderson Memorial Bursary
This bursary was endowed in 1992 by colleagues, former students, and friends of Duncan M. Anderson, who was a professor in the Department of Geography from 1964 to 1992. It is awarded annually to a deserving full-time student enrolled in the graduate program in geography who is in need of financial assistance, and whose studies relate to land use planning, resource management, or geographic aspects of the environment.
Application is not required. The recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography.
A. Andras Memorial Grant
To support the cost of a research project or paper undertaken by an undergraduate or graduate student attending Carleton University. This grant is awarded in alternate years for a research project in one of the following areas: (a) Jewish studies; (b) trade union history or the democratic socialist movement in Canada. Endowed 1972 in memory of the late Mr. A. Andras, a member of Carleton’s Board of Governors. Revised 1978.
John W. ApSimon Graduate Student Award in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Awarded annually to a graduate student or students under the supervision of members of the Department of Chemistry or the Institute of Biochemistry, who is/are in need of financial assistance to present thesis-related papers at an international conference. The award is announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Endowed 2000. Donors: Friends, family and colleagues of Dr. John W. ApSimon, former Vice-President (Research and External) and Professor of Chemistry at Carleton University, to recognize his 38 years of contribution to the University and the broader community.
Association of Public Service Financial Administrators Prize
The Association of Public Service Financial Administrators (APSFA) research prize is awarded annually to students at the Sprott School of Business for the best research papers or reports addressing public sector accounting and related management issues. The recipients are chosen based on the recommendation of the Sprott School of Business selection committee. The prizes were established by the APSFA in 2002. The Association of Public Service Financial Administrators represents financial management professionals in the Public Service of Canada and are leaders in the promotion of sound public sector financial management. The minimum amount of each prize is $1,500.
Athletics Student Bursary
Awarded annually to a returning undergraduate or graduate Carleton student who is in need of financial assistance, and who is involved in inter-university sports. Endowed in 1997.
Athreya-Haritha Graduate Scholarship
Valued at $1,000 this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in either the master’s or doctoral program in Psychology. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will award the scholarship upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Psychology.
Established in 2003 by Mr. Kalyanapuram R. and Mrs. Nandini Kothandaraman, parents of Anasuya Kothandaraman, B.Sc. Honours (1999).
Bruce Fletcher Attridge Graduate Bursary in Neuroscience
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, to a graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Department of Psychology specializing in Neuroscience. Preference will be given to students specializing in depression and/or grief (bereavement). Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed 2006 by Martha Attridge Bufton and Ian E. Bufton (BA/80).
Auto-Carto Six Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in geography studying computer-assisted cartography. The scholarship is awarded, on the recommendation of the Department of Geography, on the basis of academic merit as determined by the academic index used by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Baha’i Community of Canada Bursary for International Students
Established in 2000 by the Baha’i Community of Canada in memory of Mr. Farid Behmardi, this bursary is to assist an international student, registered full-time in a graduate program, who has completed his or her undergraduate degree in the face of adversity and who is in need of financial assistance in order to be able to continue his or her graduate studies.
Walter Baker Fellowship
In honour of the distinguished contribution of the late Walter Baker to Canadian politics, parliamentary life, and public administration, and his long-standing dedication and service to the Ottawa community, Minto Construction Ltd. established the Walter Baker Fellowship. It is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the School of Canadian Studies M.A. program. Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the graduate awards committee from a list of candidates recommended by the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Fred Barkley Special Bursary
This bursary, in the amount of $500, is awarded annually to a graduate student from a developing country who requires special financial assistance in order to study at Carleton University. The recipient of the award is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research each year.
William Barton Award in Arms Control and Disarmament
Awarded annually to a graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another who is pursuing research in the area of international security, arms control or disarmament. The recipient will be selected, based on academic merit, on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Endowed 2005 by William Barton, C.M.
Beattie-Haines Graduate Scholarship in English
Awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English, to a graduate student pursuing an English Ph.D. or M.A. Endowed in 2001 by friends and colleagues in honour of Munro Beattie and Charles Haines.
C. Mervyn Beckstead Scholarship in Public Administration
Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the School of Public Policy and Administration, on the recommendation of the Director. Endowed in 2000 by friends and colleagues of Mervyn Beckstead in honour of his dedication and service to the Region of Ottawa-Carleton.
Beverlee Bell Scholarship in Human Rights and Democracy
This scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to a graduate student who is making a significant contribution to human rights and democracy in developing countries. Established in 2002 to honour the memory of NDP activist Beverlee Bell, by her family and the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation. The recipient is chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Harold Bernstein Memorial Award in Physical Chemistry
Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering a graduate program in the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute to study and do research in the area of physical chemistry. This scholarship may be held in addition to all other stipends or scholarships that the student may hold. The award is named in honour of Dr. Harold J. Bernstein, eminent spectroscopist and researcher, who retired from the National Research Council, Ottawa, in 1979. Dr. Bernstein served as an adjunct professor of chemistry at Carleton University from 1970 to 1979. Endowed 1985. Revised 2007.
Dr. Thomas Betz Memorial Award
Established in 1990 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Dr. Thomas Betz, this award, valued at $1,000, is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is awarded annually, when merited, on the basis of scholarly promise and potential for intellectual leadership. The candidate must have a strong vision of what he/she wants to achieve in life and must be developing or have developed a multi-disciplinary approach in order to achieve this goal. The recipient is chosen on the recommendation of a selection committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, from a list of candidates nominated by departments, schools, and institutes.
John Bird Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a graduating student in the Bachelor or Master of Journalism program who has shown the ability and high standards required for objective, carefully researched and responsible reporting. Donor: Estate of Florence Bird. Endowed 1999.
Board of Governors’ Graduate Student Bursaries
Established in 1992 by members and friends of Carleton University’s Board of Governors on the occasion of Carleton University’s 50th Anniversary, these bursaries are available to graduate students who are Canadian citizens and who need financial assistance to cover tuition fees.
Application should be made to the chair/director of the student’s academic unit. The final selections are made by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of names recommended by each academic unit.
Professor B.R. Bociurkiw Prize
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science to the undergraduate or graduate student writing the best essay in the field of Ukrainian politics or church/state relations in Eastern Europe. The prize was established by friends and colleagues to honour Professor Bociurkiw.
Bonneville Family Scholarship in Botany
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in a biology program who is concentrating in the field of botany. Donor: Robert and Chica Bonneville. Endowed in 2001.
Bijit Bora Graduate Prize in Economics
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to an outstanding graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Department of Economics at Carleton University. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2006 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Bijit Bora, MA/84.
Swithun Bowers Memorial Social Work Bursary
Endowed in 1985, this bursary is available to graduate students within the School of Social Work who are nearing the completion of their program and experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the costs of typing/reproduction of their thesis or independent inquiry project.
The bursary is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work. Donor: Ontario Association of Social Workers.
John P. Braaksma Transportation Engineering with a Social Touch Scholarship
Awarded annually to students in either the master’s or doctoral program in Civil Engineering, who are working in the field of transportation engineering. In addition to pursuing the academic side of engineering, candidates must demonstrate some related work experience in the broad area of transportation. The successful candidate will share Professor Braaksma’s philosophy of people-oriented focus on transportation engineering, which considers the impact of changes to transportation systems on quality of life. Applications must be submitted by November 15th of each year on forms available in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the recipient(s) will be chosen by a committee comprised of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and a representative of the donor’s family.
A distinguished professor in the Department of Civil Engineering for 27 years, Dr. Braaksma’s early research interests in airport planning evolved to include urban transportation planning and the integration of various modes of transportation. He pioneered the introduction of traffic calming and was particularly concerned with the impact of transportation planning on quality of life. Endowed in 2002 by family, friends and colleagues.
Peter Browne Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1983 by students, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor G. Peter Browne. The recipient is chosen by the awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History from among those students who apply. Preference is given to deserving history graduate students who are nearing the completion of their thesis.
Allan Buchanan Graduate Scholarships
Awarded annually to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Design entering the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2005 by the family of Allan Raymond Buchanan in loving memory of his strengths as husband, father and grandfather, as well as in recognition of his contributions to the Ottawa community as a professional engineer, entrepreneur (co-founder of Lumonics Inc.), innovator, life-long learner, informal “educator” and concerned Canadian citizen.
Building Envelope Council, Ottawa Region, Award
The BECOR Award is awarded annually, on recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Design, to a student continuing his or her studies in Architecture, Engineering or Industrial Design who demonstrates a strong interest in the area of the building science of the building envelope and who is in good academic standing. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will make the award if the selected recipient is a graduate student. The successful recipient will have demonstrated their interest in this area through undergraduate projects, work done to fulfil requirements of a graduate program, or through having made a commitment to completing a very promising project or thesis in the area of study. The projects on the building science of the building envelope, includes domains such as: thermal performance, control of air leakage, vapour diffusion, rain penetration, fire and noise, as well as, envelope strength and rigidity, durability and economics/sustainability.
Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics
Awarded annually, on admission, to an outstanding M.Sc. or Ph.D. student(s) in the Department of Physics specializing in Medical Physics. Eligible recipients may not hold a major external award including an NSERC, PGS, OGS or OGSST. This scholarship is not renewable. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Physics. Endowed in 2004 by family, friends and colleagues of Robert L. Clarke, Distinguished Research Professor, and founder of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the OMPI.
Dr. John Davis Burton Award
Awarded annually, when merited, to a student in good standing enrolled in a program at Carleton University, University of Ottawa, La Cité collégiale, or Algonquin College who has made a significant contribution toward awareness, equality, and integration of persons with disabilities within his/her educational community. The recipient is chosen on the recommendation of the Assistant Director (Special Needs), Student Life Services at Carleton University, assisted by a Selection Committee. Endowed in 1992 by students, family, and friends of Dr. John Davis Burton, who was a champion and advocate for persons with disabilities throughout his career as an educator.
CAL Corporation Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $2,500, is provided annually by CAL Corporation in honour and memory of Mr. Bev Christie, Mechanical Group Leader, who was a key employee at CAL Corporation until his untimely passing. It is awarded to a student of outstanding performance studying for a graduate degree in electrical engineering who is working in the field of aerospace electronics with an emphasis on microwave technology, antennas, or radar.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee, composed of the chair of the department and one other faculty member. The recipient of the award is announced in January each year. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate, but will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
CMC Electronics Inc. Bursary in Electrical Engineering
This bursary, established in 1987, is available to graduate students in Electrical Engineering who are in need of financial assistance. Application should be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The recipient is selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Norman E. Cameron/West Ottawa Rotary Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student in the final year of the MBA program. The successful candidate must demonstrate involvement in campus or community activities outside the academic stream and is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Eric Sprott School of Business. Donor: West Ottawa Rotary Club. Established in 2001.
Don Wilton Campbell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding Master’s student in a History program who is in the process of researching and writing his/her thesis. The selection of the recipient will be made upon the recommendation from the Department of History graduate committee. Endowed in 2003 by Laurie Campbell in memory of her father Don Wilton Campbell.
Carleton University Academic Excellence Scholarship for International Students
Awarded on admission to academically outstanding international students who are entering either a master’s or a doctoral program. Valued at $6,000 over twelve months, this scholarship is applied directly to tuition. These scholarships are renewable, subject to satisfactory academic performance, for two years at the master’s level and four years at the doctoral level. The scholarship ceases when the student becomes a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Recipients are selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departments/institutes/schools.
Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) - Bill Jones Award
This annual award is given one year to a student, either graduate or undergraduate, in any department, who is studying labour or related issues, and in the following year to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology. The scholarship was established in memory of Bill Jones to recognize the outstanding contribution he made to Carleton University and the academic community as a teacher, scholar, Chair of the Department of Psychology, CUASA negotiator, OCUFA President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Psychology. Endowed in 2000 by friends, colleagues, students and CUASA.
Carleton University Fine Arts Award
Awarded annually upon the recommendation of the Director of the Carleton University Art Gallery with the advice of the Practicum Co-ordinator, Art History, School for Studies in Art and Culture to a graduate or undergraduate student registered for the practicum credit and undertaking a curatorial project. Donor: Kenneth and Margaret Torrance and other friends of the Carleton University Art Gallery. Endowed 1999.
Central/East European and Russian-Area Studies Bursary
Awarded annually to one or more deserving graduate or undergraduate students in the Institute of European and Russian Studies whose academic program is directed to the study of the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Endowed by faculty, staff and friends of the Institute.The bursary is open to all domestic and foreign students of the Institute, and the recipient(s) is chosen by the Director of the Institute of European and Russian Studies.
R.F. Chinnick Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Telesat Canada in memory of R.F. Chinnick, their former Vice President of engineering and operations. It is awarded annually, where appropriate, to a student enrolled in a graduate program in electrical engineering who is working in the field of satellite communications, or whose work has direct relevance to this area of telecommunications.
It is normally awarded in the second or subsequent year of graduate work, when the student’s area of specialization has been well established. It may be awarded more than once to the same student. If an award is not appropriate in a given year, it will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
Fred Cinkant Bursaries in Engineering
Awarded annually to two deserving students, one undergraduate and one graduate, who are in financial need and proceeding from one year to the next in an engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Recipients will be Canadian citizens. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select the graduate recipient upon the recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Design.
Endowed in 1984 by Fred Cinkant in memory of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Antal Cinkant.
Lorraine Cinkant Bursaries in Science
Awarded annually to two deserving students, one undergraduate and one graduate, who are in financial need and proceeding from one year to the next in programs in the Faculty of Science. Recipients will be Canadian citizens. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select the graduate recipient upon the recommendation of the Dean of Science.
Endowed in 1984 by Lorraine Cinkant in memory of her parents Edmond and Elisabeth Sabourin.
Clio Graduate History Scholarship
Awarded annually to one or more outstanding students in or entering the Department of History. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies in the Department of History. Endowed in 2002.
Irene Ethel Cockburn Bursary
This bursary, which carries a value of up to $2,000, was established in 1991 and is derived from a legacy of the late Irene Ethel Cockburn. It may be awarded to one or more graduate students who require special financial assistance in order to complete their studies at Carleton University. Application is not required. The recipient(s) are selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by each department.
Colonel John By Award for History
Value $500. A prize awarded annually to a student in a graduate or undergraduate history course who writes the best paper on a topic concerning the history of Ottawa or the Ottawa Valley. Donor: The Historical Society of Ottawa. Established in 1990. Revised 2006.
Scholarship in Comparative Economics
Awarded annually, if merited, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to a graduate or undergraduate student who has shown aptitude in the field of comparative economics. Endowed in 1991 by Professor Richard Carson in memory of his parents, Robert L. and LeVerne N. Carson.
Odette Condemine Graduate Scholarship in French Canadian Literature
Endowed in 1995 by Professor Odette Condemine, who taught French Canadian Literature at Carleton University until her retirement in 1992, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to the graduate student in the French program who has demonstrated the most promise in French Canadian Literature. Application is not required. The recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of French.
Janet E. G. Conger Graduate Bursary in Social Work
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work, to one or more graduate students in the School of Social Work who require financial assistance in order to continue or complete their studies at Carleton University. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet the OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Endowed in 2006 by the Estate of Janet E. G. Conger.
Helen and Joe Connolly Bursary
Awarded annually to a deserving graduate student in Canadian history in need of financial assistance. Consideration for the award is given on the basis of academic achievement combined with an interest in community involvement and extracurricular activities. Endowed in 1997 by Helen and Joe Connolly. The recipient is selected by the Chair of the Department of History.
Eileen Cox Graduate Scholarship in Public Administration
Awarded annually to an outstanding student in the Master of Public Administration, Development Concentration. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research selects the recipient on the recommendation of the Dean of Public Affairs and Management.
This scholarship is in memory of Eileen Cox, a long-time Carleton employee, who died in 1984. Mrs. Cox began at the Registrar’s office of the University in 1953, and subsequently became Secretary to the Department of Public Administration. Over the course of her distinguished career as a public administrator, she also held the positions of Head of Residence and Personal Assistant to University President A.D. Dunton in addition to being Senior Resident for Renfrew House. Endowed by family, friends and colleagues in 2003.
Harold Crabtree Foundation - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) in Canadian Studies
Established in 2001 by the Harold Crabtree Foundation, this $5000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Preference is given to students who have been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. The Director of the School of Canadian Studies selects the recipient.
Dean of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Awarded on admission to domestic students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are entering either a master’s or doctoral program. Valued at between $2,000 and $3,000, the scholarship is payable over eight months in the first year of a program of graduate studies. Recipients are selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departments/institutes/schools.
The Delphi Group Graduate Scholarship in Environment and Sustainable Development Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Established in 2002 by The Delphi Group, this scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in the Master’s program in Innovation, Science and Environment, School of Public Policy and Administration. Highly qualified students doing research related to the environment and sustainable development are eligible. Preference is for a student in financial need.
The award is valued at $500 annually and the recipient is announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director, School of Public Policy and Administration.
Graduate Award for Research in Dementia
Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departmental chairs and school directors, to graduate student(s) entering or continuing in a program of study, who are pursuing research in dementia. Endowed in 2007 from an anonymous bequest.
Graduate Award for Ontario Students for Research in Dementia
Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departmental chairs and school directors, to graduate student(s) entering or continuing in a program of study, who are pursuing research in dementia. Eligible recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the Ontario Residency Requirements set forth by OSAP. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2007 from an anonymous bequest.
Department of History Graduate Student Bursary for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to a graduate student in History who is in need of financial assistance. Endowed in 1997 by the faculty, staff and friends of the Department of History. The recipient is selected by the Chair of the History department. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario.
Department of Sociology Graduate Student Bursary for Ontario Students
Endowed in 1997 by the faculty and staff of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, this bursary is awarded annually to a graduate student in Sociology who is in need of financial assistance. The recipient is chosen by the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Derbyshire Graduate Scholarship in Cognitive Science
Awarded annually to a student in the doctoral program in Cognitive Science. Highly qualified students doing research in human or artificial cognition are eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST). Preference is given to a recipient who meets the criteria for the OGSST. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the doctoral program in Cognitive Science. Endowed in 2003 by James and Jane Derbyshire.
Director’s Book Prize in Canadian Studies
This award, valued at $100, is presented annually to a graduate student enrolled in the first year of the Master of Arts program in the School of Canadian Studies. Application is not required. The recipient is chosen by the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Al Donaldson Award in Precambrian Geology
Awarded annually, when merited, to provide support for deserving students engaged in undergraduate or graduate thesis research in Earth Sciences that involves field-based research of fundamental unsolved problems within Precambrian regions of Canada. Eligible students may apply to the Chair of Earth Sciences and must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), must meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements and also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 1996 by Professor Donaldson, in the year of this retirement from full-time teaching at Carleton University, to encourage continuation of research in his principal area of geological research. Revised 2006.
Gary S. Duck Graduate Scholarship in Photonics, Mathematics and Physics for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to graduate students who are entering the graduate program, or are proceeding from one year to the next of their program. Eligible students must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency Requirements. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Eligible students are those who have demonstrated excellence in the study of Photonics, Mathematics or Physics. The recipients will be selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on recommendations submitted by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2003.
Emmett Dunne Scholarships
Awarded annually to one or more deserving graduate students studying Chemistry. Each scholarship will be valued at $5,000 over one academic year. The recipient will be selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, to graduate students registered in the Department of Chemistry. The recipients of this scholarship may be eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), which, if it were awarded, would raise the scholarship to $15,000 over three terms. If an OGSST is awarded, OGSST guidelines will apply to this scholarship. These may be obtained from the awards office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Endowed in 2000 by the estate of Mr. Emmett John Dunne (BA 1956). Revised 2006.
Davidson Dunton Memorial Student Assistance Fund
Established in 1987 by relatives, colleagues, and friends of the late Davidson Dunton, Carleton’s fourth and longest serving President and a Director of the School of Canadian Studies. This fund is available to graduate students within the School of Canadian Studies who are experiencing financial difficulty meeting the costs of typing/reproduction of their thesis or other research papers, attendance at conferences, or other approved special needs.
The award is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Rachael Elizabeth Edwards Memorial Award
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student completing the first year of the Master of Journalism program. Preference is given to a female student who has indicated an interest in pursuing a career in the daily newspaper field.
Endowed in 1974 in memory of Rachael Elizabeth Edwards, a former student in the School of Journalism and Communication. Revised in 1987.
Hendrika Alice Eisen Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1990 by friends, co-workers, and relatives of the late Hendrika Alice Eisen, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology who was working in the interdisciplinary area of computer interface design.
In memory of the interdisciplinary nature of her interests and the high regard she had for the annual conference in computer-human interactions (CHI) presented by the Special Interest Group SIGCHI of the Association of Computing Machinery, this fund is to assist graduate students interested in attending this annual conference. Application for assistance with travel or accommodations can be made to the Chair of the Department of Psychology. Preference is given to students presenting posters or papers at CHI and who are acting as student volunteers at the conference. The award is open to students from any discipline who are interested in attending the CHI conference.
H. Edward English Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, to one or more outstanding graduate students, studying development or international affairs in the Department of Economics or the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics and/or the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Endowed in 2004 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of H. Edward (Ted) English and to commemorate his 50 years of service to Carleton University.
David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Fellowship: Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value
Established in 1985, this fellowship is open to students studying in any discipline within the social sciences or humanities to support a master’s or doctoral student in a thesis program. The thesis should be on the topic of “equal pay for work of equal value”, and should have a strong empirical basis with application to Canadian work settings.
Valued at $6,000, this fellowship is provided by part of the income from the David and Rachel Epstein Fund. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit as determined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a selection of applicants who have submitted a research proposal related to the above. Departments are asked by the selection committee to nominate suitable candidates. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate.
David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships
Part of the income from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Fund, which was established in 1970, has been designated to provide scholarships for outstanding graduate students at Carleton University.
Up to twenty scholarships valued at $1,000 are awarded annually to students from a list of candidates recommended by each department. Application is not required.
Jack F. Fleming Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies with a preference for students studying in the field of Geomatics. Donor: Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fleming. Endowed in 2000.
Fluorosense Inc. Scholarship in Chemistry
Two scholarships, each to the value of $3,000 over one academic year (three terms), are awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, to graduate students specializing in inorganic or materials chemistry.
Endowed in 1999 by the founder of Fluorosense Inc., a company that specializes in custom instrumentation. The recipients of this scholarship may be eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), which, if it were awarded, would raise the scholarship to $9,000 over three terms. If an OGSST is awarded, the OGSST guidelines will apply to this scholarship.
Harriet and Eugene Forsey Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1993 by the Canadian Federation of University Women/Ottawa in memory of the mutual fidelity of the Forseys. Senator Eugene Forsey was a recognized expert on the Canadian Constitution and a lecturer in Carleton’s Political Science Department for many years.
Valued at $1000, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student in the Political Science program who is working in the area of the Canadian Constitution. Application is not required. The recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Political Science.
Muriel Foulger Art History Student Travel Fund
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture to deserving undergraduate and graduate students in the Art History program. The purpose of this fund is to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation for research or conference trips related to their studies. Multiple awards will be available in each academic year. Donors: This travel fund was initiated by the family and friends of the late Muriel Foulger, a long-time staff member and graduate of Carleton University, in honour of her love of art and travel. The endowment has subsequently been increased through additional donations from alumni and friends of the Art History program. Endowed 1992. Revised 2006.
Friends of Art History Book Award
Endowed in 1994 by the Friends of Art ­History, this award, valued at $100, is presented annually to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Canadian Art ­History. Application is not required. The recipient is chosen on the recommendation of the Art History Graduate Committee.
GAC-MAC Graduate Scholarship in Earth Sciences
This scholarship was endowed by the Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada in recognition of the support provided by the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre when Carleton University hosted the “Ottawa 86” Annual GAC-MAC Meeting. It is awarded annually to a graduate student enrolled in the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre. Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Board of Management of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship, to the value of approximately $10,000, was established in 1985 by friends of India to honour the memory of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, 1966 -1977 and 1980 -1984.
This fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding (preferably foreign) student enrolled in a graduate program. No application is required. The recipient is chosen by an awards committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from candidates recommended by departments, schools, and institutes having graduate programs.
Michel Gaulin Travel Bursary in the Humanities
The purpose of this bursary is to assist in defraying the costs of research-related travel for a graduate student in the humanities (languages and literatures, linguistics, history, philosophy, religion, art and culture, and Canadian Studies). The criteria for the award are academic excellence and a clear statement of the benefits for the student’s research of the proposed travel. The bursary is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Department. Endowed by Dr. Michel Gaulin, Professor Emeritus of French and a former Clerk of Senate at the University.
Randall Geehan Memorial Scholarship in Quantitative Economics
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to a deserving fourth-year honours student or graduate student whose studies emphasize quantitative work in economics. Endowed in 1990 by colleagues, family, and friends in memory of Dr. Randall Geehan, who was a professor in the Department of Economics.
W. Irwin Gillespie Graduate Scholarship in Economics
Awarded annually to the most outstanding Ph.D. student in the Economics program, preference is given to a student whose study focuses on public economics. The scholarship was established in 2001 by the Taylor-Ebanks family in memory of Professor W. Irwin Gillespie, a member of the Department of Economics from 1964 to 1997. Dr. Marvin Taylor, a member of the family, was the last Ph.D. student Professor Gillespie supervised before he passed away.
June Girvan Bursary
Awarded annually to a student(s) progressing from first year to second year in the Public History Master’s program who is undertaking a graduate research essay in: reconciliation (memory politics and/or conflicting world views). Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must meet OSAPS’s Ontario Residency requirement. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of History. Endowed in 1999 by June Y. Girvan.
Murray Goldblatt Master of Journalism Scholarship
Awarded annually, in the amount of $500, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a student proceeding from first to second year in the Master of Journalism program, who shows the best potential as a journalist. Funded by a bequest from the estate of Murray Goldblatt, who shared his experience and passion for the media as a professor at Carleton for 19 years.
The David Golden Democratic Development Scholarship
Value $2,500. Awarded annually to one outstanding second year student enrolled at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and pursuing studies in parliamentary reform and democratic development. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The recipient will be eligible for an internship with the Canadian Parliamentary Centre.
Established in 2006 by friends and colleagues, in honour of Mr. David Golden.
Lois Gonyer Bursary
Awarded annually, on application and on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies, to a Canadian Studies graduate student whose program is threatened because of financial need. Established in 1988 by friends and colleagues of Lois Gonyer and funded by them and institute graduates in recognition of her twenty-seven years of service as administrator in the School of Canadian Studies.
Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering
This award is made possible by contributions from staff and faculty employees in Civil Engineering as well as from other donors. Valued at up to $500, it is provided annually to an outstanding undergraduate student at Carleton who enrols in a graduate program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. No application is required. The recipient is selected by a scholarship committee composed of the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the departmental supervisor of graduate studies, and two other faculty members from the Department of Civil Engineering.
Graduate Scholarship in Film Studies
Established in 2002, this award is given annually to the graduate student in Film Studies who has shown the greatest promise during her or his first year in the M.A. program. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the basis of the student’s overall academic profile, on the recommendation of the Graduate Supervisor, Film Studies.
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Excellence Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding graduate students in financial need who are not recipients of any other financial assistance, either internal or external to the university. One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded during the Fall term to a returning student registered full-time in either a doctoral program or a master’s program. One scholarship, valued at $500, is awarded during the Winter term to a graduate student registered part-time who has completed at least 1.5 credits, or the equivalent, in a graduate program. Information on application procedures and deadlines is available from the GSA Office, 600 Unicentre.
Graduate Student Research Bursary
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research provides funds to students in financial need who require assistance to conduct or disseminate their research. The fund may cover a portion of the cost related to research activities such as field travel and supplies, long-distance telephone charges, questionnaire publication, translation, mailing, and the cost of copying journal articles. It may cover costs related to attend a scholarly conference at which the graduate student is presenting a paper. The fund is intended to cover modest costs where other sources of support are not available. Costs not covered under this bursary include: costs associated with interview subjects, honoraria, the cost of copying the graduate thesis, and attendance at scholarly conferences where no paper is being presented.
The bursary fund is limited. Students are restricted to applying for one conference per application per academic year (September to August). However, if funds are available, a second application may be considered within the same academic year. The maximum bursary per academic year is $1,500 per student.
Application forms are available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and must be submitted at least one month in advance of the expected travel activity or research expenditures.
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Honour Award
Up to four awards are awarded annually to graduate students who demonstrate commitment and dedication to the university community at Carleton, especially with regard to the graduate community. Candidates are nominated by individuals, groups of students or faculty, university committees, departmental student societies and other student groups on campus. Recipients must belong to the GSA. Information on the nomination and selection process is available from the GSA Office, 600 Unicentre.
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Student-Parent Award
Two awards, valued at $500 each, are available to graduate students in financial need who are parents supporting children. The GSA recognizes that students with families have added financial responsibilities which make higher education less accessible and this award was created to alleviate some of these financial burdens. Information on application procedures and application deadlines is available from the GSA Office, 600 Unicentre.
Marilyn Grant Bursaries
Family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2000 in memory of Marilyn Grant, a graduate of Carleton University and long-time sessional instructor in the English Department. Annual bursaries are awarded to graduate students in the master’s program in English who are pursuing studies on a part-time basis. The bursary is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the English department.
H.H. Hall Graduate Scholarship in Architecture
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Architecture to a student in good academic standing who is entering the Master of Architecture: Professional Program. Established in 2004 by Dr. Beatrice Wickett Nesbitt in memory of her father Henry H. Hall Although Mr. Hall was not an architect by profession he used his talent to help community and friends in designing and building homes and churches. In the late 1880’s and early twentieth century when there were few trained architects. Mr. Hall planned to become an architect but circumstances did not allow him to follow his love of architecture as a career path.
Rudelle Hall Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1995 by family and friends in memory of Rudelle Hall, a graduate of the Master of Arts program, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student who is doing work in the area of women’s studies. Preference is given to a female student who is specializing in eco-feminism.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by the departments, schools, and institutes having graduate programs.
Michael Hare Fellowship
The fellowship was endowed in 1988 by colleagues, friends, and family in memory of Michael Hare, a graduate of the master’s program in geography and former senior proctor in the department.
The fellowship is normally awarded annually to a student in the third or subsequent term of a graduate program in the Department of Geography. It may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is selected by the departmental graduate studies committee. The award is made on the basis of academic achievement combined with a tangible contribution to the quality of the working environment for students in the department.
Ahmed Ali Hashi Human Rights Scholarship
Established to commemorate Ahmed Ali Hashi, an educated, multilingual man with roots in Somalia, the United States and Canada, this fund is made possible by donations from concerned citizens from these three countries who want to promote social justice and the abolition of violence stemming from racial and religious divisions. Ahmed Ali Hashi was killed in a racist attack in Ottawa on March 17, 1999. This crime remains unpunished.
The Ahmed Ali Hashi Human Rights scholarship is given annually to a graduate student in the Human Security and Global Governance cluster at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs whose interests focus on human rights for minorities and immigrants in any part of the world. Application is not required. The recipient is selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Zuhair A. Hassan Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually, when merited, on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to full-time students in any discipline who have shown exceptional potential to conduct independent, innovative and high-quality research in Public Policy. Endowed in 2006 by Zuhair A. Hassan who served the Government of Canada for over 30 years in various capacities. During his years of service at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, he made longstanding efforts to nurture and mentor staff emphasizing the fundamental importance of carrying out scholarly research projects as the first step in the formulation of top-quality policy advice.
Bill Hersh Memorial Graduate Scholarship for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to an outstanding female graduate student enrolled in either a mathematics or an engineering program. To be eligible, students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements and must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Endowed in 2004 by Lisa Shapiro, B.A. (1968), B.J. (1969), and the late Bill Hersh, B.J. (1969).
Hibiscus Millennium Project Bursary
Awarded annually to a deserving graduate student enrolled in a Biology program who is studying in the area of plant biology and is in need of financial assistance to continue his/her studies. Donor: Department of Biology and friends of the Hibiscus Millennium Project. Endowed 1999.
Neil Huckvale Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in 1981 by family, friends, and colleagues in honour of Neil Huckvale, a former graduate student in the Department of Geography. The recipient will reflect Neil Huckvale’s humanity and philosophy, and will be chosen on the basis of merit and special interest in teaching and resource conservation.
The scholarship is normally awarded annually to a student enrolled in the third or subsequent term of a graduate program in geography. It may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is selected on the recommendation of the graduate studies committee. If an award is not appropriate in a given year, it will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
Jag Mohan Humar Graduate Student Fellowship for Civil and Environmental Engineering
This fellowship was endowed in 2003 by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Jag Mohan Humar, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to honour him on his retirement and to recognize his many contributions to the University, the profession and the community. The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time student in the second or subsequent years of graduate study in the fields of civil or environmental engineering. The candidate must demonstrate both an outstanding academic achievement and the ability and desire to assist undergraduate students of engineering in their studies.
The fellowship is awarded each year by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of a selection committee of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering consisting of the Chair of the Department, the graduate supervisor, one other professor from the Department and an undergraduate student representative.
Ina Hutchison Award in Geography
Established in 1989, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of geography at Carleton, this award is presented annually. Its primary purpose is to assist graduate students in geography undertake research, but it may also be used to assist graduate students in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and to facilitate conference participation. The recipient(s) will be chosen each year on the recommendation of a Department of Geography selection committee.
Agnes M. Ireland Bursary for Ontario Students
This bursary, valued at $4,800, was established from the Estate of Agnes Mary Ireland. It is awarded to a student who requires financial assistance, has completed an undergraduate degree at Carleton University in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management or the Faculty of Science, and has enrolled in a graduate program within one year of graduation.
The recipient is chosen each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by departmental chairs and school directors. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario.
Carl Jacobsen Peace Prize
Awarded annually, when merited, to an outstanding student who is studying in the area of peace and conflict resolution. This award is available to both graduate and senior undergraduate students. If the recipient is a graduate student, the prize is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Political Science on the recommendation of the selection committee. Endowed 2002. Donor: Anonymous.
Dr. George A. Jeletzky Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences, to an outstanding graduate student(s) in the Department of Earth Sciences who is pursuing studies in the field of paleontology. Endowed in 2006 by the Estate of Tamara Jeletzky.
Zbigniew A. Jordan Scholarship
This award, established in 1978 by friends and colleagues in honour of the late Professor Zbigniew A. Jordan, is open to all graduate students in sociology.
Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the awards committee from candidates recommended by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology on the basis of merit and special interest in sociological theory and the philosophy of social sciences.
Joubin-Selig Bursaries in International Affairs
The Joubin-Selig Bursaries in International Affairs, endowed in 1999 by the estate of Franc R. Joubin and the generosity of his daughter, Marion Selig, are awarded annually to continuing students in the master’s program in The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs who need financial assistance in order to complete the program. Applications for the Joubin-Selig Bursaries should be made to the School of International Affairs.
Franc R. Joubin (1911-97) was a well-known Canadian geologist and a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He traveled extensively during his career, working for almost 20 years with the United Nations, and had a lifelong interest in international relations and world peace.
Joubin-Selig Scholarship in International Affairs
The Joubin-Selig Scholarships in International Affairs, endowed in 1999 by the estate of Franc R. Joubin and the generosity of his daughter, Marion Selig, are awarded annually to outstanding students entering the master’s program in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Recipients are selected by the School of International Affairs.
Kalmen Kaplansky Scholarship in Economic and Social Rights
This scholarship in the field of economic and social rights was established in 1998 by the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation to honour the lifetime achievement of labour and human rights advocate Dr. Kalmen Kaplansky.
Awarded annually to a graduate student researching economic and social rights in a School or Department in the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management at Carleton University, the scholarship is valued at $1,000. A detailed letter of application for the award should be made by February 1 to the Dean of Public Affairs and Management, who will select the recipient on the advice of a three-person faculty advisory committee.
Eve Frankel Kassirer Memorial Scholarship
The Eve Frankel Kassirer Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to a graduate student in sociology with research interests relating to ethical issues, the family, or allied health professions. It was endowed in 1988 by family and friends in memory of Eve Kassirer.
Eve was one of the first students to receive a master’s degree in sociology from Carleton University.
Eldon Kaye Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of French, to an undergraduate or graduate student in the French program who has demonstrated the most promise in French literature. Endowed in 1989 in memory of Eldon Kaye, who was a professor in the Department of French.
Dr. Roger Kaye Memorial Scholarship for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to a deserving graduate student in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering who is a permanent resident of Ontario and requires financial assistance to continue his/her studies at Carleton University. Preference is given to students who are undertaking studies in the field of telecommunications, and more specifically in the area of telecommunications network performance or management, of the highest academic level of excellence in collaboration with one or a consortium of Canadian corporations. Endowed in 1997, the donors include colleagues, family and friends in memory and honour of the late Dr. Roger Kaye, Professor of Systems and Communication Engineering.
Sherine Khalil Memorial Bursary in International Affairs
Awarded annually to a deserving full-time student enrolled in the M.A. program in International Affairs who is undertaking work on a thesis related to developmental issues in the Third World, and who is in need of financial assistance in order to complete his/her studies. Endowed in 1990 by friends and family of Sherine Khalil, a graduate student in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, who died tragically in the summer of 1990.
The bursary is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of possible candidates submitted each year by the Director of the School of International Affairs.
Professor Ata Khan Sustainable Transportation Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually, when merited, by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to outstanding students in the second year of either the master’s or doctoral program in Civil Engineering. The successful candidates’ research should be in the area of sustainable transportation, as defined by the United Nations or the Canadian federal government. Endowed in 2005 by Professor Ata Khan, a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Koningstein Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Engineering
Awarded annually to outstanding graduate students entering or enrolled in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Design. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Deans of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2005 by Ross Koningstein.
John Lyndhurst Kingston Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed in 1984 by Mrs. Leslie Kingston in memory of her late husband John L. Kingston, Architect. It is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student studying in a discipline within the Faculties of Arts and Public Affairs and Management, Social Sciences, Science (including Computer Science), or Engineering, whose work is aimed at the betterment of our society.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by departmental chairs from the above faculties.
Erwin and Herbert Kreyszig Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $5,000 over one academic year (three terms), is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
The recipient of this scholarship may be eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, which, if it were awarded, would raise the scholarship to $15,000 over three terms.
Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the OGSST in order to qualify for these matched funds. The student must have maintained an overall average of at least A- or equivalent over the last two full years of study at the post-secondary level. The student must also exhibit research ability or potential; excellent communication skills; and interpersonal and leadership abilities.
Established in 2000 by Dr. Erwin Kreyszig and his son Herbert Kreyszig.
Margaret Wade Labarge Graduate Student Research Assistance Fund for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to deserving graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with preference for students in the humanities. These awards are intended to provide financial assistance to graduate students for the completion of their research when no other source of assistance is available. The recipients are chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Endowed in 1997 by Dr. Margaret Wade Labarge, C.M.
Lambda Foundation for Excellence Award for Ontario Students
This bursary, valued at $700 or more as funds become available, is to encourage excellence in research on the subject of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgendered peoples. The recipients are announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research based on nominations received from academic units.
Christoph Lehmann-Halens Memorial Award
Awarded annually, when merited, to a student enrolled in the Master of Journalism degree program at Carleton. While good academic standing is an important consideration, demonstrated interest in the issues of disarmament and/or environmental protection and/or feminist concerns are the main criteria for selection.
The recipient is chosen each year on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication.
This award was established in 1987 by Southam News and the family and friends of Christoph Lehmann-Halens, who died tragically while on assignment in Libya.
Helen Levine Bursary
This bursary may be awarded to one or two students who require special financial assistance in order to complete their studies in social work. Preference is given to female students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing research and practice in women’s issues or feminist counselling.
The selection of the recipient is made upon the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work.
Endowed in 1990 in honour of retired Professor Helen Levine, recipient of the Governor General’s Persons Award for 1989.
Lewar Graduate Scholarship in Arts and Social Sciences
This scholarship was established in 1998 by the Estate of Richard Lewar, a former Commerce student who attended Carleton University from 1974-1979, and a long time supporter of the University. To the value of $6,500 over three terms this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the first year of a graduate program in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Public Affairs and Management. The award may be held for up to two years by a master’s student and up to four years by a doctoral student. In the second and subsequent years the amount of the scholarship is $4,000. Continuation of the award is determined by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from amongst candidates recommended by the schools and departments of the Faculties.
Lewar-Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST) - Engineering and Science
This scholarship, established in 1998, is partially funded by the Estate of Richard Lewar, a former Commerce student who attended Carleton University from 1974-1979 and a long time supporter of the University, and the Province of Ontario. To the value of $9,000 over three terms, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the first year of a graduate program in the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Design. The award may be held for up to two years by a master’s student and up to four years by a doctoral student, but for each year nomination is required.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and must have an A- average in the last two years of post-secondary education. The award is adjudicated by a committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Kathy and Steve Loo Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Eric Sprott School of Business to an outstanding M.B.A. student specializing in the areas of production and operations or research and development administration; or to a doctoral student whose thesis research is focused on technology and/or operations management. The scholarship is awarded each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director, Eric Sprott School of Business. Donors: Kathy and Steve Loo. Endowed in 2001.
Natalie Luckyj Scholarship Fund to Support the Study of Women in Canadian Art and Culture
This fund was established in 2002 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Natalie Luckyj, Associate Professor, School for Studies in Art and Culture (Art History) and Director of the School of Canadian Studies. An annual scholarship is awarded from the fund to a graduate student in either the master’s or the doctoral program whose thesis research focuses on women in Canadian art and culture. Outstanding students doing research in a variety of disciplines may be eligible. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research selects the recipient.
R.O. MacFarlane Memorial Award
This award is presented annually to an outstanding student registered in a graduate program in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University. Endowed in 1971 by relatives, friends, and graduates of Carleton University, the award is named in honour of the late R. Oliver MacFarlane, the first director of the School of Public Administration, 1953-19 71.
Brian MacIntosh Bursary in Social Work
Awarded annually to one or more senior undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Social Work who require financial assistance in order to continue or complete their studies at Carleton University. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2006 by family, friends and colleagues, in memory of Brian MacIntosh. Brian was a child protection worker at the Children's Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in Cornwall. He graduated from the Carleton University School of Social Work in 2003. He died in a boat accident in September 2003.
R.A. MacKay Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1980 by relatives, friends, and former colleagues of the late R.A. MacKay, a distinguished scholar in Canadian government, a senior member of the Department of External Affairs, professor of political science at Carleton University from 1961, and founding associate director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, 1966-68.
The award is intended to assist graduate students from outside Canada who are studying international affairs at Carleton University; they may be enrolled in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or come from a related discipline, such as political science, history, or economics, provided that the “international” component of their course of study is prominent.
J. James Mackie Endowment for Graduate Scholarships in Human-Technology Interaction
Family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2003 in memory of J. James Mackie. After a long career as an executive in the Canadian telecommunications industry, Jim became a founding partner of Distinct Features Inc., an Ottawa-based feature film and TV production company. In honour of both his contribution to telecommunications and his lifelong interest in interactive media, an annual graduate scholarship is awarded from the Fund. The successful recipient will be either a master’s or doctoral student whose thesis research focuses on the interaction between human beings and technology and the use of technology to enhance human communication and interpersonal experience. Outstanding students doing research in this area from a variety of disciplines may be eligible. Preference will be given to a student qualifying for either an Ontario Graduate Scholarship or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology. The recipient is chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Jeffrey D. MacLean Bursaries
Awarded annually to a continuing student-athlete participating on a recognized Carleton University inter-university sport team. The recipient must be CIS/OUA eligible to receive the award. A committee made up of the Awards Office and the Department of Athletics and Recreation will select the award recipients.
A generous bequest from Jeffrey MacLean and gifts from family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2000 in memory of Jeffrey MacLean, who attended Carleton University. Mr. MacLean spent 25 years as a Junior A Hockey League scout, general manager and coach. He served as General Manager of the Nepean Raiders and Ottawa Junior Senators and as a scout for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. His life was focused on helping young hockey players and providing them with opportunities both on and off the ice. Mr. MacLean’s legacy will provide valuable financial assistance to student athletes in pursuit of their educational and sport goals while attending Carleton University.
Vic Mallet Scholarship
This scholarship commemorates Vic Mallet, an outstanding student of the Department of English, who died tragically in a car accident. Established in 1992 by the department and by his family and friends, it is awarded annually, when merited, to the student with the highest academic standing on admission to the master’s program in the Department of English. Application is not required; the recipient is selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person).
Manulife Financial Scholarship in Business Journalism
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to one or more outstanding graduate or undergraduate students specializing in business journalism. Established in 2000 by Manulife Financial.
Robert and Alyce Martin Scholarship in Journalism
This scholarship was endowed in 1999 by the Estate of Eleanore Roberta Powell and is valued at $9,800. The award is made annually to outstanding students entering the Master of Journalism program. Students are selected by the Master of Journalism admissions committee.
As a journalist, Mrs. Powell served as a reporter for The Ottawa Citizen during the Second World War. She later joined the women’s division of the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a public relations officer for the RCAF in Ottawa, Newfoundland and for the RAF HQ in London, England. She moved back to Ottawa after the war with her husband, Leslie C. Powell. The scholarship is named in honour of her parents, Robert and Alyce Martin.
Dewan Chand and Ratna Devi Marwah Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics
This scholarship, valued at $1,000, was endowed in 1984 by Professor Kanta Marwah of the Department of Economics in honour and memory of her parents. It is awarded annually to the most outstanding and deserving graduate student within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, preferably to a doctoral candidate who, having successfully completed all course and comprehensive requirements, is undertaking completion of a dissertation.
No application is required. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee, composed of the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor Kanta Marwah or her designate. The recipient of the award is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in September each year. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate.
P.D. McCormack Fund
The purpose of the fund is to establish a memorial in perpetuity to Peter D. McCormack. The P.D. McCormack Fund is to be used for the support of graduate students in general experimental psychology in the Department of Psychology. Support may be direct (e.g. scholarships) or indirect (e.g. support of a graduate student reading room). The Chair of the Department of Psychology shall determine the deployment of funds on an annual basis.
The P.D. McCormack scholarships are considered as prestige awards in a manner similar to the Epstein Fellowships. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, in collaboration with the Chair of the Department of Psychology, will determine the number and amount of the awards in January of each year to be awarded in the following fall.
Wylda Blanche McDermid Holbein Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to an outstanding student proceeding from one year to another in any program. Endowed in 2003 in loving memory of Wylda B. Holbein, B.A. (1951), D.P.A. (1960), M.A. (1968), by her sister Evelyn Davis.
Robert McDougall Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2001 by friends, colleagues and former students in honour of Dr. Robert McDougall, Founding Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies, whose willingness to take risks and look to the future made a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of Canada. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Canadian Studies. The scholarship is awarded each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Bruce McFarlane Bursary
In honour of Dr. Bruce McFarlane and in recognition of his outstanding contributions during 33 years as a teacher and a scholar at Carleton University. On the occasion of his retirement in 1992, Dr. McFarlane’s friends, colleagues and former students established this bursary. The Bruce McFarlane Bursary is available to full-time graduate students from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology or the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs who need financial assistance in order to meet tuition fees or cover research costs. Application is not required. The recipient(s) will be selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from candidates recommended by the above units.
Andrew McIntosh Award in Investigative Enterprise
Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to a graduate student in the Masters of Journalism program who has achieved the highest final grade in any of the first-year graduate reporting and research methods courses including: Reporting Methods (JOUR 5206) and Public Affairs Reporting (JOUR 5208.) The highest final grade will be as calculated at the end of the recipient’s first year. The recipient will be selected by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication on the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies (Journalism).
Endowed in 2005 by the Donner Canadian Foundation in honour of Andrew McIntosh, one of Canada’s leading investigative reporters.
Robert McKeown Doctoral Scholarship in Communication
In memory of Robert McKeown’s career as a journalist of national stature, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a student in the doctoral program in Communication who has a background as a working journalist or whose research focuses on the news media or journalism practice. Recipients are selected by the Supervisor of Graduate Studies in Communication on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee in Communication. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), meet OSAP’S Ontario Residency Requirements and demonstrate financial need.
Violet McLaughlin Scholarship
This scholarship, which carries a value of up to $1,000, was established in 1984 and is derived from a legacy of the late Violet McLaughlin to graduate students in the School of Social Work.
Two scholarships will normally be awarded each year: one to a graduate student who, upon admission, possesses the highest academic standing; and one to a student achieving the highest academic standing at the end of the first year of the program.
Application is not required; the recipients are chosen by the awards committee from candidates recommended by the School of Social Work.

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