In memory of Boe D. Wong, B.Arch./51, his son Brad Wong established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $50,000 in 2015. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to reward the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing studies in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture. Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the third or fourth year of study in the Architecture option in the Bachelor of Environmental Design program in the Faculty of Architecture;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5.
The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture (or designate) will ask the Head of the Department of Architecture (or designate) to name the selection committee for this award.
Established: Board of Governors, August 25, 2015
Born September 9, 1929 in Maple Creek, SK, Boe later lived in Brandon and Winnipeg, MB before seeking his fortune in Toronto, ON. There he met and married Eleanore (Chu) and raised two children. Boe was trained as an Architect, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba in 1952. From his start at Weir & Cripps and then his own firm B.D. Wong Architect, Boe built a solid reputation for honesty, integrity and strong work ethic to get the job done “right.” He became a leading designer of food processing facilities, including many of the Weston Bakeries Plants, chocolate products and Wing’s Foods, finally branching into steel fabrication facilities for Samuel & Sons Ltd.
His friends and family are very proud of his many accomplishments and contributions. Throughout his life he took a great interest in the affairs of his many nieces and nephews as they proceeded through school and onto their own careers, offering sage advice and kind words. Of particular interest was his passion for lifelong learning. He supported both his children to pursue graduate and continuing education, along with his own educational pursuits.
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