Donor Helps Student Achieve
As a first year graduate student in the Educational Psychology and Special Education Masters’ Program, Delee McDougall was determined to take every opportunity she could to advance her knowledge and education. One of her goals was to travel to the world renowned American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learning from experienced academics in her field and training in specific research methods and methodological development in education research are invaluable opportunities and are top priorities. The only aspect of the conference that Delee was not excited about is the cost of travelling; conferences and workshops out of the province are financially impossible for many students.
With the help of a donation made Delee’s goal was made a reality, “I am fortunate that my travel, including the cost of student registration, was supported by the College of Education AERA travel award.” As she had predicted the conference was a great experience, “My favourite part was the research presentations from senior scholars, I found their enthusiasm very motivating and they gave me ideas for my own research. I would encourage other graduate students within the College of Education to attend the next AERA meeting which will be held in San Francisco, California, April 27 through May 1, 2013.”
Wentz-Renaud Leave Legacy to Late Husband's Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth (Betty) Wentz-Renaud passed away on June 7th 2012, almost 25 years after the death of her late husband, Dr. Andre Renaud, O.C. In her passing, Betty made a significant donation to the scholarship honouring the man that she loved.
Andre Renaud dedicated his life to the education of indigenous people in Canada and throughout the world. He was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contribution to the education and socio-cultural promotion of Indians and Inuit. The Andre Renaud Memorial scholarship was established through an endowment from his friends and estate.
The scholarship is awarded to a Native-born Canadian at the graduate level, based on experience with indigenous people and familiarity with indigenous languages. The funds are provided to help support and encourage work in the area of Indian and Native Education.