Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Endowed in 2000 by friends and colleagues of Mervyn Beckstead in honour of his dedication and service to the Region of Ottawa-Carleton. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Beckstead served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton, during which time he was best known and recognized for his leadership and management during the ice storm of 1998. Reports from the time remind us that the storm lasted for 80 hours, creating significant damage and an unprecedented 700,000 insurance claims in Eastern Ontario. It is fitting, therefore, that this award can continue to support students who are studying to become future leaders working in public service careers. Indeed, we are always so pleased to see the award serve to help our current students and celebrate their excellence.

The award is named after and endowed by C. Lloyd Stanford who graduated from the School in 1960 with a Diploma in Public Administration and in 1961 with a Master of Arts in Public Administration. He had a distinguished public service career working with the governments of Canada, Jamaica and the province of Saskatchewan. This career involved many milestones, among which were expert contributions to the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. He also served as a member of Carleton’s Board of Governors and Senate from 1993 to 1999. Eligible Programs: MPPA

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