Awards and Bursaries available to students of Chemical Engineering
|Wade Gates Memorial Bursary|
|CSChE Silver Medal|
|Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award|
|Ian Noseworthy Memorial Bursary|
The Wade Gates Memorial Bursary
This bursary of $500 has been established in memory of Wade Gates by colleagues, family and friends. Mr. Gates was a technologist in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Dalhousie for many years. Eligible students are to be registered in Year 4 or 5 of an undergraduate engineering programme with preference given to Chemical Engineering students. The award is based primarily on financial need but the Committee also considers the academic record of the applicant. Deadline: September 30.
Awarded to a student in Year IV or V of the Chemical Engineering, based on financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
Wade was a Lab Instructor and Scientist for 25 years in the Chemical Engineering Department of the Nova Scotia Technical College, and later at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He was very active in the university and the department.
Students were always a first priority with Wade. Therefore, we endowed the Wade Gates Memorial Bursary for Chemical Engineering students to keep his memory alive in the work done in Chemical Engineering. We are very pleased to honour Wade’s memory with this continued contact with students.
Wade often spent time helping students, and even took them home to visit with his family. His two children, Kimberly and John, grew up with engineering students in and around the house. This influenced their choice of careers: Kimberley took classes at TUNS (including some in Chemical Engineering), before completing her Ph.D. in Philosophy, and John is a graduate of TUNS in Electrical Engineering, and has completed his Ph.D. at the University of Hokkaido, Japan.
We wish to thank everyone who has contributed to the bursary in any way.
The Wade Gates Family
CSChE Silver Medal
Awarded to the student entering the final year with the highest overall average in Chemical Engineering
Awarded to the graduating student with the highest overall average for all years at Dalhousie University
Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award
Awarded to the graduating student with the highest overall average in Chemical Engineering
Ian Noseworthy Memorial Bursary
Awarded to a student entering Year IV of the Chemical Engineering programme, based on financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
Ian was born on April 15, 1971 in St. John’s, NF. He graduated with honours in 1989 Miramichi Valley High School. Ian graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dalhousie University. At the time of his death, Ian was completing a degree in Chemical Engineering along with a Master’s in Business Administration.
If there were two qualities that would best describe Ian, they would be that he was a very kind and giving person. He frequently offered his time to help others around him. Ian especially liked to help those who were struggling or needed extra support. A classmate and friend of Ian’s summed it up best when he said that “Ian was like a big brother to a lot of us.” Therefore, his family decided that a fitting way to capture Ian’s character would be to create a bursary in his memory that would be awarded to an individual in Chemical Engineering who was hard-working and also needed the financial help.
Ian’s family is grateful for the donations made to this bursary by family and friends. This bursary was first awarded to a student in the Class of 2001 - the year Ian was to have graduated. His family felt that, although Ian would not be graduating with his class, this bursary in his name would be implemented and received by a fellow classmate. Ian’s family is happy to help students during their time at Dalhousie, just as Ian had always tried to do.
The Ian Noseworthy Family