Gordon Merritt SHRUM Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarships totalling $12,500 have been endowed by family and friends in memory of Professor Gordon M. Shrum, O.C., S.M., O.B.E., M.M., E.D., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., LL.D., D.Sc. (1896-1985). Dr. Shrum joined the UBC Physics Department in 1925 and served as its Head from 1938 until his mandatory retirement in 1961. During this time, his distinguished contributions to UBC also included the roles of Dean of Graduate Studies, Director of the Extension Department, Director of the B.C. Research Council, and Director of Housing, to name but a few. His service to the Province of B.C. was no less distinguished; for example, in his post-UBC career he served as Chairman of B.C. Hydro, directing the Peace and Columbia River projects, and in the same period he built Simon Fraser University, subsequently becoming its first Chancellor. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Department of Physics to a student entering the final year of study in the Honours Physics program or the Engineering Physics program.

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2023 Winter
Faculty of Science
Department of Physics & Astronomy

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