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University of Ottawa – Dr. John Dickson Memorial Bursary

The Dr. John Dickson Memorial Bursary was created in honour of Dr. John Dickson, the former Certification Program Manager for the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories. John was instrumental in the development of the program in its early years, and he helped lay the cornerstone of what is now a successful National program that certifies asphalt, aggregate and concrete testing laboratories. John earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa in 1952, and a Doctorate in Science from Laval University in 1958, and he pursued a 49-year career as a research chemist. His workplaces included the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment (CARDE) in Valcartier, the Shell Canada Refinery in Montreal, the Shell Oil Research Center in Oakville, Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and finally the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL), where he was the Certification Program Manager.

In John’s honour, CCIL has established an annual bursary of $2,500.00 to an undergraduate Faculty of Engineering student who is registered in the BASc in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Option program or in the BASc in the Civil Engineering program.

The applicant must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the BASc in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Option program or in the BASc in the Civil Engineering program at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ottawa; and
  3. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa.

Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through the uoZone portal, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.