F.T.M. WHITE AWARD

In the mid 1960’s mining engineering at universities in Canada was suffering.  Toronto closed its school; McGill had only one undergraduate miner and its Professor of Mining was due to retire.  In 1964 Mr. Bradfield, Chairman of Noranda, was asked to form a committee to study and resolve the problem.  The result was the raising of funds sufficient to help finance a Chair of Mining at McGill and to persuade F.T.M. White to come from the University of Brisbane in Australia to take the position of Chairman of the Department of Mining Engineering and Applied Geophysics.

Professor White started a program that graduated 63 post graduate engineers.  This, together with the real contribution that he made in the promotion of mining education in Canada, resolved the problem.

Professor White died in 1971 and this led to a major change in the plans of the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation.  The post graduate program was phased out and replaced with undergraduate scholarships at all Canadian universities offering first class mining courses.

McGill University and the Foundation set up the F.T.M. White Award to honour Professor White for his outstanding contribution to mining education in Canada.  Today McGill and the CMIEF share the cost of this scholarship. 

 

F.T.M. WHITE AWARD RECIPIENTS

YEAR

NAME

YEAR OF GRADUATION

2004-05

Syed Kazmi

-

2005-06

Andrew Chapman

2006

2006-07

Ryan Goodfellow

2008

2007-08

Jeffrey Di Fabrizio

2010