Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Graduate Scholarship Committee to an outstanding graduate student entering or continuing in any program of study at Carleton University. Eligible recipients will be Canadian citizens who are pursuing studies in degree programs concerned with asset protection and security. Successful recipients will demonstrate interdisciplinarity and dedication to the field. Consideration will be given to active or retired members or the Canadian Armed Forces (regular or reserve component) or current practitioners in the Asset Protection and Security fields (AP&S). Endowed in 2016 by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Wayne Boone.

Dr. Wayne Boone CD, CISSP, CPP, CBCP, CISM, PCIP (1956-2015) was a leader in Asset Protection and Security (AP&S), a risk analyst and program advisor, who specialized in the protection, assurance and resilience of critical infrastructures and mission-essential business processes.

After graduating from the Royal Military College of Kingston in 1979, Lieutenant Boone qualified as a military police officer in the Canadian Army. He completed operational tours in Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown, the Special Service Force – Petawawa, and CFB Trenton. Major Boone was a graduate of the Canadian Land Forces Staff College and the Canadian Forces Staff College. He served in a series of information system security and operational planning billets in National Defence Headquarters, 1 Canadian Air Division, including deployments to Lebanon, Cyprus and Bosnia.

Once retired from active duty in 1999. Major (ret) Boone continued to work in Information System (IS) security, Risk Management, Operational Security and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in corporate and governmental contexts. He was active in many professional societies and conducted numerous courses and workshops on Risk Assessment, BCP, Emergency Management (preparation, response, recovery), and IS Seccurity.

Dr. Boone earned his PhD in Information System Assurance (U. of Fairfax, 2009), then joined Carleton University as Coordinator and Principal instructor for the new interdisciplinary Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security program. He was instrumental in developing the program, through curriculum planning, recruitment and mentoring of students, and outreach to the wider professional, academic and research communities. He ensured that MIPIS students had opportunities for hands-on experience, exposure to real world problems and access to expert practitioners and leaders in the field.