The awards within the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences were made possible by the private philanthropic support of alumni, faculty and staff, as well as friends of the University. Private support is responsible for the majority of McGill’s student awards. If you wish to contribute to one of the awards in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, please visit the McGill Development and Alumni Relations secure online form. Please make sure that you write a note that your donation is to Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
If giving via the online pledge form, please indicate which award, prize, fellowship or memorial fund you would like your gift designated to under ‘Other’ in the ‘My Gift’ section of the form, while referring to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
Alternately, you may send your donation to the below address. Please remember to include a mention of which award, prize, fellowship or memorial fund you would like your gift designated to.
McGill Development and Alumni Relations
RE: donation to Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
1430 Peel Street
If you are interested in establishing a named award, please contact Robert Davis at (514)-398-3128 or at : rob.davis [at] mcgill.ca for more information. Donations, regardless of size, are very much appreciated. Please make sure that you write a note that your donation is to Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
R. Grant Ingram Memorial Fund
Professor R. Grant Ingram passed away suddenly in his office at the University of British Columbia on June 13, 2007.
He was born on February 15, 1945, to Tom and Anne Ingram, in Warrington, England. He completed his B.Sc. (1965) and M.Sc. (1967) degrees at McGill University. His Ph.D. was earned in 1971 from the joint program in Oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as a Lecturer at the McGill University Institute of Oceanography in 1971, as an Assistant Professor from 1972 to 1976, and as an Associate Professor from 1976 to 1987. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1988 in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Grant moved to the University of British Columbia's (UBC's) Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences in 1997, and also served as the founding principal of St. John's College from 1997 to 2004. He was also UBC's Dean of Science Pro Tem, Associate Dean, and more recently, the Principal of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Grant was an internationally renowned scholar, and received many awards, and most recently, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (May 2007).
In memory of Grant and his long and distinguished association with the McGill community, the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has established the R. Grant Ingram Memorial Fund. Proceeds from this fund may be used to offer graduate student support, preferably in the domain of physical oceanography, or for the support of a symposium in physical oceanography.
Your donations will help us to keep Grant's spirit alive in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.