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Thomas H. Gillman Electrical Engineering Award
VALUE: $1025 (1) - 2013-2014 award value


In memory of her husband Thomas H. Gillman (B.Sc.(E.E.)/69), Heather Gillman (B.H.Ec./66) has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. The available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:

(1) has completed at least 24 credit hours of university study;
(2) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Engineering, in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical) program;
(3) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(4) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

The selection committee will be the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Committee of the Faculty of Engineering.

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.

Established: Senate, October 3, 2012

About Thomas H. Gillman
Mr. Thomas Gillman graduated from the Faculty of Engineering with B.Sc. (E. E.) in 1969 and went on to have a distinguished career in engineering consulting for over thirty-five years. His areas of expertise included forensic engineering; fire and loss investigation, fire cause determination; failure analysis, studies and reports; expert witness testimony and electrical engineering design for building construction. During his career, Mr. Gillman was frequently sought by both the legal and insurance communities in matters of forensic engineering. He twice received international awards for his fire scene photography and had published material in both the Canadian Independent Adjuster and the Canadian Firefighter. Mr. Gillman conducted several hundred investigations across the country and in the Northwest Territories, involving electrical, electronic and fire-related losses and provided lecturers and seminars to law enforcement officers, fire service personnel and insurance adjusters.
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