posted on May 3: David Kinsley Memorial Bursary established


Family, friends, colleagues and former students have honoured the late professor David Kinsley by establishing a bursary in his name for mature part-time students.

To date, more than $13,000 has been contributed to the fund.

The bursary will go to students who have completed Level I of an undergraduate program in either the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of the Humanities, and a preference will be given to students with a minimum cumulative average of 7.0.

Kinsley died April 25, 2000 of lung cancer.

Kinsley received his MA and PhD degrees from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, specializing in Hinduism. He taught religious studies at McMaster from 1969 until 2000 and served as department chair from 1989 to 1994. He was an accomplished scholar, publishing eight books and many articles.

He was also recognized for his abilities as a teacher. In 1993 he received the Martin Johns Award for his special contribution to part-time students. In 2000 he received the President's Award for Excellence in Instruction in recognition of his teaching success and contribution to McMaster.

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