The London Goodenough Association of Canada and Goodenough College, London, UK, are delighted to announce that the LGAC has been awarded $100,000 by the Jackman Foundation towards the LGAC’s Named Scholarship Program. In recognition of this extraordinary gift, the LGAC will be offering a Jackman Scholarship for at least 15 years. The first such Scholarship will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The LGAC also proposes to name Dr. Frederic (Eric) L.R. Jackman, Chairman of the Jackman Foundation, a Patron of the LGAC, in recognition of his family foundation’s tremendous support for the LGAC and its charitable activities. Confirmation of this honour is anticipated at the LGAC’s annual meeting in Toronto on May 14, 2015.
In addition, Goodenough College has invited Dr. Jackman to accept appointment as a Fellow of Goodenough College. The College Fellows act as ambassadors of Goodenough College in the wider academic community, and include distinguished individuals in the arts, humanities, law, business, medicine and science.
Since 1991, the LGAC has awarded more than $1 million in merit-based Scholarships to over 160 outstanding Canadian post-graduate students. These Scholarships contribute towards accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron.
Dr. Eric Jackman, Chairman of the Jackman Foundation, said, “I am very impressed by the support given by the LGAC to bright Canadians who benefit so much from living at Goodenough College while studying in London. What a wonderful opportunity to travel, meet international and Commonwealth students and experience England and Europe. I wish I had done it myself.”
Evan Thomas, Chair of the LGAC, said, “The Jackman Foundation and Dr. Jackman have been very generous supporters of the LGAC and its Scholarship program for many years. We are extremely grateful for this wonderful gift, which will support the studies of talented Canadian students for the next 15 years and beyond.”
Andrew Ritchie, Director of Goodenough College, said, “Goodenough College cherishes its long-standing association with the LGAC. Canadian students are great contributors to the life of the College and we look forward to welcoming the first Jackman Scholar in 2015-16.”
The LGAC is an association of the over 1,800 Canadians who have lived in Goodenough College’s residences since 1931. A registered Canadian charity, the LGAC provides invaluable opportunities for Canadian graduate students to benefit from the exceptional academic, cultural and intellectual environment that exists at the College by offering residential Scholarships. The LGAC also strengthens the connections of Canadian alumni of Goodenough College with each other and with the College.
Goodenough College is London’s leading residential College for international postgraduates. It provides accommodation for more than 700 students (20% with their families) from around 80 countries studying at all of the Universities and Colleges in the city. Selection is competitive, and based not only on the academic ability of applicants but also on their enthusiasm to contribute to the life of the College and potential to become leaders in their chosen fields and communities.
Frederic (Eric) L.R. Jackman, C.M., O.Ont., CD, Ph.D., LL.D. (H), D.Sc. (H), is a businessman and psychologist educated at the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto and Chicago. Dr. Jackman is Chairman of the Jackman Foundation, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Windsor and past President of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Empire Club of Canada, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Toronto Branch, as well as the past Chair of the Atlantic Council of Canada. For his exemplary work to improve the quality of life in his community and country, Dr. Jackman has received the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Canadian Mental Health Association's C.M. Hincks National Award for Mental Health, Canada’s 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal, Her Majesty The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, and four honorary doctorates.
The Jackman Foundation is a Canadian charitable foundation whose primary purpose is to make charitable donations to religious, educational, social welfare and arts organizations.