Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 4 .: December 2007 and January 2008

New gifts, scholarships and awards

Western Engineering gratefully acknowledges the support of generous donors.

Walker Wood Foundation scholarship
Value: $5,000
Effective Date: 2008/09 to 2011/12
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student registered in first year of the Faculty of Engineering based on academic achievement (minimum 80%), demonstrated financial need and community leadership. This scholarship will continue for up to four years provided the recipient maintains a 70% average on a full-course load of a four-year degree program, and demonstrates financial need each year. Applications are available through the Office of the Registrar and must be submitted by September 30th.

London District Sewer & Watermain Construction Award
Value: $1,000
Effective Date: May 2008 (in perpetuity)
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in year two, or higher, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program based on academic achievement (minimum 70% average) and demonstrated financial need. The Office of the Registrar will determine financial need and the Faculty of Engineering will select the recipient. This award was established by the London & District Heavy Construction Association through a generous gift which has created an endowment to sustain this award in perpetuity.

Research in Motion Scholarship
Value: 2 scholarships at $2,500 each
Effective Date: 2007/08 to 2008/09
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in year 2 or 3 of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering with academic achievement (minimum 80% average) and involvement in extra-curricular activities. A one page statement, outlining their extra-curricular activities is required to be submitted to the Engineering Undergraduate Services Office by September 30th. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarships and Award Committee in the Faculty of Engineering. This award has established by the generosity of Research in Motion for a two-year term.

Delta Controls Ltd. has made a generous gift to support the construction of the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion at Western. This new $22 million, four-storey, 45,000 square-foot facility includes laboratories for environmental engineering research and houses space for student engagement and learning through hands-on design opportunities. In addition, this building will be Western’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified facility, representing a very high rating for environmental sustainability. A conference room on the main floor of the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion will be named the Delta Controls Conference Room, in recognition of their kind support.

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.: Becky Blue
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Telephone: (519) 850-2917 Fax: (519) 661-3808