Dr. Wynanne Downer CFUW Bursary for Women
This bursary, valued at
a portion of the income from the endowment, will be made to a female
student who graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador
and who is pursuing a degree at Grenfell Campus. Preference will be
given to a female student who entered university as a mature student
(twenty one years or older), who is beyond her first year of studies, is
in financial need and meets the minimum academic requirements for a
Normally it is awarded
in the Spring and applications are available from Student Services,
Grenfell Campus, MUN, Corner Brook in January, or by contacting
||Wynanne Downer was born in St. John's
and raised in Stephenville Crossing, NL. The bilingual holder of a Ph.D.
in Educational Administration specializing in parent school councils,
she taught French Immersion for several years as well as teaching in
English-language classes at all school levels. She also served as a
school principal and taught undergraduate and graduate university
courses. The author of several books and scholarly and popular papers,
she also helped pioneer a number of organizations, including CFUW Corner
Brook, to which she was fully committed. Her last commitment was to the
municipal council of Corner Brook where she served until her passing.
Wynanne never did anything at half throttle.
Wynanne and her husband Don had three children,
Philip, Russell and Adrienne, who have between them given the Downers
five grandchildren; the families
live in the U.S. and western Canada.
The Corner Brook CFUW held an art raffle in early 2008 to raise funds
for the bursary honouring Dr. Wynanne Downer.
The prizes were
four art works donated or purchased from local artists. The winners for each art
work were drawn on International Women's Day, March 8, 2008:
$3000 was raised!!!
everyone for their hard work on this, especially Linda Carroll
for coordinating the ticket distribution and receipts and Marlene
MacCallum for coordinating the art purchase/donation.
Click on the poster to enlarge.