In 2016, John and Barbara Petkau endowed two scholarships to recognize the academic merit of the next generation of statisticians and the impact they will have in solving world problems. One scholarship is for a student entering 3rd year and the other is for a student entering 4th year. The first recipients of these scholarships will be determined some time before the beginning of winter session 2016/17, on recommendation of the Head.
John Petkau, a professor in the Department, has contributed in many ways to the Department and the discipline, with his vision and leadership, his statistical expertise, his generosity of time, his mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students. And his wife, Barbara, deserves special thanks, for generously sharing John's time with us.