Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs to an outstanding student entering the economic policy (with a preference for trade policy) stream of the Masters of Arts program of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Endowed in 2010 by family, friends and colleagues of Bill Dymond, former Director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton University, in recognition of his many contributions to the practice of, and scholarship in Canadian trade policy.

William (Bill) Dymond. Senior Executive Fellow and former director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carteton University, passed away November 25. 2010 in Ottawa after a short but brave struggle with cancer.  Bill spent thirty-three years in government, in External Affairs, Industry. Trade and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Prices and Incomes Commission, and the Trade Negotiations Office. He served abroad in Geneva. Brussels, Washington, and Brasilia. At headquarters, he served as Chief Air Negotiator, Canada’s chief negotiator for the OECD Multilateral Investment Agreement. Director-General of the Policy Planning Secretariat, as well as in various other trade-related assignments Bill was prominently engaged in the negotiations of both the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Bill retired in 2000 and moved to Carleton University as Director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law and, over the last few years of his life, was a Senior Executive Fellow. He also devoted considerable lime and energy to analyzing and writing about current trade and other economic issues.

Bill is survived by his wife Patricia, sons Michael (Rebecca) and Christian (Ann), and three grandchildren Abigail, Sabena, and James.