The Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize is significant and unique in that is awarded in direct recognition of excellence in research at the doctoral level; it acknowledges outstanding accomplishment and potential in pursuit of new knowledge. Initiated in 1985 by President Myer Horowitz, the Prize is funded by an endowment created by the University of Alberta in honor of Dr. Andrew Stewart, President of the University from 1950 to 1959, and under whose administration the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research was created.
"It is a function of the University – a valuable function – to serve as a repository of our heritage of accumulated knowledge. The existence of the University, however, depends, not upon its qualities as a museum, but as a living, restless and inquiring spirit. The student must acquire knowledge, but his mind is not an inert receptacle. It is an organ to be stimulated, and put to the pursuit of Truth."
October 28, 1950 Inaugural Address
by President Andrew Stewart
(courtesy of University Archives)
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