Donald Tong Scholarship Awarded for 2019-20

Donald Tong Scholarship Awarded for 2019-20

We have a winner! Andrew Young (CivE, MASc candidate) received the 2019-2020 Donald Tong Graduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering award at a ceremony hosted in our new Toronto studio on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  Congratulations, Andrew!

The scholarship was established in partnership with the University of Toronto to strengthen an already-great relationship between DIALOG’s structural engineering team and the University’s engineering students and faculty.

Donald Tong, a long-time structural engineering team member, tragically passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in 2018.

Donald epitomized the integrated design culture and thinking that is the heart of DIALOG. Always striving for more, Donald started his career as an interior designer, then pursued a stint as an architectural technologist before finding his true passion in structural engineering.

It is our hope that future structural engineers will embody some of Donald’s creative, wide ranging, design spirit.

Andrew Young (CivE MASc candidate), at right, receives from DIALOG the 2019-2020 Donald Tong Graduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering at a ceremony in Toronto on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. In the photo with Young are (L to R): Daria Khachi, Principal at DIALOG; Sui Wa Chan (Aster), wife of Donald Tong; Jane Tong, daughter of Donald Tong; and Cameron Ritchie, Associate at DIALOG. Photo: DIALOG

About the Scholarship
Established in partnership with the University of Toronto, this scholarship is intended to encourage students to pursue advanced study in structural engineering. It is awarded annually to a student enrolled in their first year of a graduate program within the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering. The scholarship is for $5,000, payable at the end of the fall semester.

Applications will be accepted annually between September 1 and October 31. Full-time students may be eligible in their first year of a MEng, MACs or PhD program within the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto.

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