Endowed in 2020 through the generosity of the late Mr. C Lloyd Stanford, the Canute Lloyd Stanford Award in English Literature and the Arts supports exceptional undergraduate students from around the world who are pursuing studies in Literature, Drama Studies or Creative Writing.

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature, preference will be given to students pursuing studies in comparative literature and canon.

As a former host of CKCU’s Third World Players show since 1980, Lloyd had a strong appreciation for the fine arts including theatre, literature, art collecting and music. Although his personal interests helped influence the award, the true catalyst behind its establishment is his mother and father who raised their family with humility. Lloyd recounted his mother’s natural knack for storytelling and the way he grew up hearing her share anecdotes from literature. Lloyd also credited his father for his compassion for others, as he was both a strong speaker and active member in benevolent societies within his community.

As a loyal donor through Carleton University since 1963, Lloyd had a lifelong commitment to support our next generation through giving and volunteerism. Read the full article on Lloyd Stanford, Seven Decades of Giving, here.