The annual Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Induction
Ceremony and Reception took place on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The reception,
held in Guadagni Lounge, preceded the ceremony, which was held in the
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall.
Over 40 donors were guests of the university and came to meet the recipients
of their awards again this year. Dolly Shinhat-Ross, who helps organize
this event, said, One of the things that is so striking is the number
of alumni who create awards, as well the number of corporate representatives
that turn out to be alumni.
Happily, the number of awards continue to grow. This year, 14 new awards
were inducted, funded by a variety of donors alumni, friends, corporations,
faculty and staff. In addition, some 140 recurring scholarships were awarded.
A new endowment was created by the Concordia University Pensioners
Association (CUPA) under the leadership of John Hall. The endowment established
by CUPA is one of the largest at the university for student support. It
was created following the de-mutualization of Sun Life shares with CUPAs
share of its proceeds.
Mr. Hall, who is CUPA president, approached the university to ask that
CUPAs share be matched for an endowment. The university agreed,
and the resulting endowment of some $700,000 will annually and in perpetuity
fund a total of 12 awards: four undergraduate scholarships of $2,000 each,
four undergraduate bursaries of $2,375 each and four graduate awards of
On Oct. 30, an endowment signing ceremony was held at the Ellen Gallery
and a framed certificate of recognition presented to CUPA through Mr.
for students in any faculty:
The Concordia Retired Faculty & Staff Scholarships & Awards
Endwment Fund, established by the Concordia University Pensioner's
Association (CUPA) under the leadership of John Hall (S BSc57), president.
Inducted by Mr. Hall and Geoff Adams, past President, CUPA. (see below)
Concordia Staff Endowed Scholarship Fund, established with non-teaching
staff contributions during the Campaign for a New Millennium. Inducted
by Ann Kerby, Director, Advocacy & Support Services and Co-Chair Faculty
& Staff Division of the Campaign for a New Millennium.
The Benoit Pelland-Loyola Alumni Association Inc. Educational Grant
and The Father Marc Gervais-Loyola Alumni Association Inc. Educational
Grant, are two existing awards re-named in honour of the late Benoit
Pelland (BAdmin88) and Communications professor Marc Gervais S.J. (L
BA50). Inducted by Raymond Huot (L BSc68), president, Loyola Alumni
for student in Arts & Science
The Athletic Therapy Award of Excellence, established by Athletic
Therapy. Inducted by Ron Rappel (BSc85), Head Athletic Therapist, Concordia
The Donald L. Boisvert Scholarship for Gay & Lesbian Studies,
established an inducted by Donald L. Boisvert (BA75 MA79), Dean of Students
The Dr. Ben Weider Bursary Endowment (in History), established
by George F. Lengvari (L BA63) and inducted by his wife Inez Lengvari,
who came their home in London, England, to induct the bursary on behalf
of her husband.
Awards for student in Engineering & Computer Science
The CAE Scholarships in Engineering, established by CAE Inc. and
inducted by Gerhard Serapins, Manager - Research & Development, Commercial
Simulation & Training, CAE
The Department of Computer Science Scholarship, initiated by Dr.
Clement Lam during his term as chair of the department, with additional
funding from other faculty members. Inducted by current chair, Dr. T.
The Elvie Smith Memorial Scholarship, established jointly by PWC
and the Aerospace Hall of Fame in honour of the the late Elvie Smith,
former Chairman & CEO of PWC. Inducted by Annick Laberge, Director
of Public Affairs, Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc. (PWC).
The Stelvio "Software Engineering Excellence" Scholarship,
established by Albert Carbone (BEng81 MEng84), President, Stelvio Inc.
Awards for students in Fine Arts
The Buddy Abrams Shizgal Memorial Endowment, established and inducted
by Harold Shizgal in honour of his late wife Buddy Abrams. Mr. Shizgal
was accompanied by his daughter Ellen Shizgal.
Awards for students in JMSB
Export Development Corporation (EDC) Inc. Scholarship, established
by EDC Inc and inducted by Harold Riley (BCom82 MBA88), Senior Business
Development Manager, EDC. Inc.
The PEAK Financial Group Scholarship, established by Robert Frances
(BCom87 MBA91) and inducted by former JMSB professor Dr. Lawrence Boyle
(L BA57 BCom58), Vice-President, Consulting, PEAK Financial Group