John Vardon Memorial Transportation Scholarship

Biography

johnvardonJohn L. Vardon was Director of the Transportation Division of the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Board when he died after a brief illness in 1972. Mr Vardon held a B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University.

Prior to joining the Metro Planning Board, Mr Vardon worked for the Ontario Department of Highways and participated in the joint highway research program at Queen’s University. John Vardon was well liked and respected, and his friends set up the Vardon Scholarship shortly after his death.

To be eligible for the annual $3,000 award, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • be registered as full-time students in a transportation masters-level program at a Canadian university
  • be a member of ITE
  •  Canadian citizens and landed immigrant
  • Submission of transcripts and 2 academic references

Recipients of the John Vardon scholarship also receive free registration to the annual conference (in the year of the award), reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $1000 if recipient resides outside of conference region, up to $100 if recipient resides within conference region), and recognition at the Annual Awards Luncheon.

Applications have closed for 2018. Next application period will begin in the Fall of 2018.

For further information, contact us.

Past recipients:

2017 – Kathy Tin Ying Hui, University of Alberta
2016 – Giuseppe Grande
2015 – Bianca Popescu
2014 – Adam Budowski
2013 – Coady Cameron
2012 – Erin Toop
2011 – Keenan Patmore
2010 – Maryam Moshin
2009 – Jonathan Foord
2008 – Jonathan Lewis
2007 – Bjorn Radstrom
2006 – Gareth Rempel
2005 – Tyler Golly
2004 – Jonathan Regehr
2003 – Matt Roorda
2002 – Scott Deschenes
2001 – Vikki Ngan
2000 – Not awarded
1999 – Fred Lin
1998 – Jeannette Montufar
1997 – Nancy Button
1996 – Shane Velan
1995 – Michael Cullip
1994 – Not awarded
1993 – Jordan Alexander *
1992 – Rob Talarico
1991 – Gene Chartier
1990 – Karensa Swanson
1990 – Sarah Wells <this is not a mistake, two awards given in 1990>
1989 – Bruce Hellinga
1988 – Geoffrey Noxon
1987 – Doug Pinter
1986 – Karoly W. Krajczar
1985 – Not awarded
1984 – Not awarded
1983 – Michel Van Aerde
1982 – Michel Van Aerde
1981 – J. Douglas Hunt
1980 – Mike Banducci
1979 – Kenneth V.P. Vaughan