The Helen ('Liz') Lane Award

The Helen ('Liz') Lane Music & Culture Award

Helen “Liz” Lane began her Arts undergrad degree at the University of Waterloo when she was almost 70 years old, and graduated in 1991. The highlight of her university experience was a Music and Culture travel education course in Vienna where she met and became lifelong friends with Grebel music professor Bill Maust and his wife Miriam. Bill and Miriam recall Liz as a student with a wonderful mind and spirit.

Liz considered the travel course to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and included a planned gift for music and travel education in her will.

On December 13, 2012, Liz passed away at the age of 93. Thanks to her generosity and love of travel and adventure, the Helen (‘Liz’) Lane Music and Culture Award was established in her name. This award supports travel expenses for students who want to participate in a University of Waterloo Music Department Music and Culture course.

Helen Liz

About the Award

This award supports and promotes musical gifts among students studying at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing Music studies at the University of Waterloo. The award will be used to attract gifted students into the Arts Faculty (first-year) and acceptance into the Music Program (in the second-year).

The award is given to:

  • Students who are pursuing a Music Major or Joint Honours
  • Students enrolled in Music at Grebel and holding a 75% average
  • Contribution to the Music program of the College
  • Students holding a current contract as a resident or associate student with the College

Amount: Two awards of approx. $2,000 each for four years.