Announcement - Barnard Scholarship Program
Posted April 2, 2012
Photo from left to right: David Madill, Lorraine Davies, Mira Bachvarova, Brian Timney, Michael Milde, Carolyn McLeod, John-David Middlebro, Charles Jones, Martin Westmacott, Henrik Lagerlund and Richard Vernon.
On Friday March 30 there was a gathering in the University College to celebrate the inauguration of the Barnard Scholarship Program. The program, which is due to the generosity of Mrs. Margot Barnard, commemorates the work of the late Frederick M. Barnard, a distinguished political philosopher who taught at Western from 1970 to his retirement in 1986. The scholarships are available to graduate students in political philosophy in the Political Science and Philosophy departments. Present at the gathering were Deans Milde (Arts and Humanities) and Timney (Social Science), Charles Jones and Henrik Lagerlund (chairs of Political Science and Philosophy respectively), and members of the two departments. Margot Barnard, who was unable to travel to the gathering, was represented by her lawyer, John-David Middlebro. Richard Vernon, Charles Jones and Michael Milde spoke of Western's debt to Fred Barnard and expressed gratitude for the program, and John-David Middlebro read a statement from Margot Barnard offering her best wishes to the Scholarships' recipients. The first awards will be made for 2012-13.