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CUE Student Receives Prestigious Fessenden-Trott Scholarship

Posted on: Oct 16, 2018

The Fessenden-Trott Scholarship (administered by Scholarship Partners Canada, a division of Universities Canada) was established in memory of the late Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and the late Helen May Fessenden (nee Trott).  Professor Fessenden, born in Canada in 1866, had a distinguished career in Canadian and American universities as a Professor of Electrical Engineering.  He received numerous honours for his inventions relating to safety at sea and was the inventor of the oscillator, the fathometer (also know as the sonic depth finder), the wireless compass and other submarine signaling devices.  Each year the scholarships are offered to a different region of Canada.  In 2018, nominations were accepted from universities in the Western provinces.   Brennan Shepherd, Bachelor of Management student and Concordia’s nominee, was selected as one of four recipients in Western Canada.  Recipients are selected on academic performance and leadership qualities as evidenced by volunteer/community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.  Congratulations Brennan!