I just wandered onto the FIMS page and saw that in this week’s bulletin a new scholarship is being created.
Faculty, staff and students in FIMS were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of LIS doctoral student Christopher M. Dixon on July 2, 2007. Now a memorial scholarship has been established in the Faculty to honour Chris’ life by supporting future library and information science students.
The Christopher Mathew Dixon LIS Memorial Scholarship will be awarded once annually to a Master’s or Doctoral LIS student who not only shows a passion for the field in which Chris studied, but who also exemplifies a commitment to making his or her community a better place through active volunteer work.
Anyone who wishes to help support the Christopher Mathew Dixon LIS Memorial Scholarship at Western may donate online at http://www.westernconnect.ca/cdixonmemorial or by contacting Karen Boddy, FIMS Alumni and Development Officer, at 519-661-2111 ext. 87463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.