Award value: Up to $3,500
Donor: Established in 2018 by his daughter, Dr. Jean O’Grady of the Victoria College Class of 1964, The Fred Reilly Award is named for Frederick William Reilly (1910-1989), an entrepreneur and inventor. Thrust into working life at the age of 14 as a printer’s apprentice in post-World War I London, England, he worked his way up to become the managing director of slotted-angle maker, Dexion Canada Ltd. He then invented various construction systems for racking, shelving, and cabinetry, and established companies to make and sell them. As a manager, he adopted innovations such as a profit-sharing scheme for his employees. Redirack, his major invention, is a heavy-duty steel shelving which is still today the material of choice for pallet racking in warehouses throughout Canada. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor.
Award terms: Awarded to a graduating student of Victoria College who is not necessarily planning to attend graduate school, but who after graduation plans to develop a product or procedure, preferably of an environmental or humanitarian nature. Such a student will have an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in innovation and invention. Financial need may be taken into consideration.
Eligibility: Open to Victoria College students graduating in June or November 2019.
Application deadline: April 15th
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