Awarded annually to undergraduate students in financial need who are entering or proceeding in any program of study at Carleton University. Established in 2018 by Ronald Edwin Hunt, BEng/74, MEng/76
A Note from Ron:
“My six years as a student at Carleton University gave me a great start on a successful career in engineering and project management. Establishing this bursary is one way for me to say thanks to Carleton.
Three professors in particular were very influential in my academic and professional development: Dr. John Knight, Dr. Spruce Riordan and Dr. Murray Woodside.
In addition to my academic studies, I also had an opportunity to develop my leadership skills while at Carleton, including serving as the chair of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Carleton University Student Branch. One of the things I did was to organize a one-day seminar on job hunting skills for my classmates: including job search, resume writing, and interview preparation skills.
I have been a Carleton University donor and member of the Carleton University Tory Society for over 30 years. Now that I am retired and enjoying the good life – which includes traveling and hiking – I felt that it was a good time to step things up a notch by creating this bursary.
My hope is that this bursary will help to relieve some of the financial pressure for a deserving undergraduate student (from any faculty at Carleton). Hopefully this will enable them to focus on their personal and professional development, have a great learning experience at Carleton, and eventually launch a great career.”
B.Eng. 1974, M. Eng. 1976
Ron, at his summer job with Bell Canada, in 1973
Ron, hiking in Malta, in 2017