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Congratulations Gord for creating the Ore Gangue Bursary





CONGRATULATIONS GORD!


We are thrilled to announce that Gord Beach was honored as a 2024 College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence (AOI) at the 90th Reunion Banquet. Congratulations, Gord! Your dedication to creating the Ore Gangue Bursary for students has not gone unnoticed. Click to read more on the AOI announcement and the AOI webpage


HOW WAS BURSARY FUND CREATED?


The Ore Gangue Alumni Bursary Fund was conceived by Gord Beach in 2010, with assistance from Paul Gagnon. Through the establishment of the Ore Gangue Alumni Fund Committee, the objectives of the Fund were defined. The initial fundraising target was set at $500,000.00, with the aim of supporting up to four 3rd and 4th year students annually. These students were required to demonstrate academic excellence, active involvement in the earth sciences community, and financial need.


Formally established, the Fund sent out its first contact letter on July  2011. The first awards were distributed in 2013, and since then, a total of 58 bursaries have been granted, amounting to $78,700 in student support. Currently, the Fund has amassed over $250,000, surpassing the halfway mark of its original target.



HOW HAVE WE RASIED THE MONEY?


The Fund raises money through various means, including direct alumni donations and events such as Dave Nordin's Walking Back to Saskatoon and Calgary Silent Auction. The Bursary is also supported by the Calgary Golf Committee whenever possible. Additionally, alumni George McLeod and Dale Schultz, in their obituaries, explicitly requested donations to be made to the Fund. Furthermore, a significant number of alumni have designated a portion of their wills to directly contribute to the Fund.


Through these collective efforts, the Ore Gangue Alumni Bursary Fund continues to provide valuable financial assistance to deserving students, while steadily approaching its fundraising goal. Consider how you can help the Bursary Fund



WHAT IS THE IMPACT?




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