This fundraising campaign is aimed at establishing a memorial scholarship for Dr. E. Wayne Boone. The scholarship will support graduate students pursuing degree programs concerned with Asset Protection & Security (AP&S). Successful recipients will demonstrate inter-disciplinarity in their areas of research and dedication to the field.
Dr. Boone was dedicated to the continuous improvement of practice within the fields of Asset Protection and Security, and to on-going development of qualified practitioners. He was an avowed life-long learner and an educator in the very best sense of the word.
Dr. Boone’s enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism were evident whether manifest as teaching, mentoring, practice or formal research. He was a seeker, a questioner, and a ‘get it done’ kind of fellow. He made things happen, and convinced others to get on board.
It is only fitting that part of his legacy is a scholarship that supports advanced education and interdisciplinary research in Asset Protection & Security; After all, to quote Dr. Boone, “AP&S is a team sport.”
There are already awards and scholarships that focus on specific aspects of protection, infrastructure and operations, that target disciplinary-related research. This scholarship seeks to fill a gap by emphasizing the importance of the “bigger picture” through its support for graduate student researchers that are bridging disciplines, levels of operation, and jurisdictions of of Asset Protection and Security (AP&S) and Critical Infrastructure Protection . This scholarship is one more step towards achieving the ‘full spectrum resilience’ of which Dr. Boone spoke so often.
Who was 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.
After retiring 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.
After earning a PhD in Information System Assurance (U. of Fairfax, 2009), Dr.Boone 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.
The inaugural scholarship will be awarded in September 2017 – with separate one-time funds. However, the REAL target for this fundraising project is to create a self-sustaining endowment, so that Dr. Boone’s legacy will continue.
Our initial aim for Phase 1 is $25,000 – the minimum amount for an endowed award. There is a likelihood of matching funds, if we are able to reach this goal by April 2017.
We are appealing to individual colleagues, student, friends and all other interested in supporting Asset Protection and Security as a concept, a practice and an area of serious research activity. We will also be looking for corporate and organizational donations
All funds from this campaign will go towards establishing this Dr. W Boone Memorial award.
The focus is on supporting the next generation of researchers as they explore and expand our understanding of critical infrastructure, supporting systems and the operation of those systems.
The interdisciplinary research at the core of the scholarship reflects a perspective that breaking down silos between the specialities in AP&S will contribute to improved practice and governance of asset protection and security at all levels. Building understanding through research and application will lead to a safer, more resilient society.
Please note that tax receipts will be issued for all donations.