Established in honour of a former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, the bursary is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student registered in the thesis portion of a doctoral program in the Humanities (History, Literary Studies, Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Studies in Art and Culture, and Canadian Studies) who requires financial assistance in the final stages of the program. If no suitable doctoral candidate is forthcoming, the bursary may be awarded to a student registered in a thesis-based master’s program in the same disciplines. The recipient is chosen each year by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs from a list of candidates recommended by departmental chairs and school directors. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario. Recipients will demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements.