The Rod Barr Fellowship is for a returning student in any academic field who has contributed to the life of the College. Rod Barr was a resident of the College in the 1960s. He went on to become a nationally recognized leader in the field of accounting. In 2009, Mr. Barr was appointed as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and helped lead the unification of various accounting professional bodies under one designation the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA). Mr. Barr served on the Board of St. Paul’s for over a decade, including a term as chair.
This year Katherine Fouzie was the recipient of the Rod Barr Fellowship. Katherine is a fourth year student in the Honours French Teaching Specialization with a minor in Knowledge Integration. Katherine has loved living at St. Paul’s and appreciates the small community that it offers. She has come back to residence this year as the President of the St. Paul’s Student Union.
“I am so very grateful to be a recipient of the Rod Barr Fellowship. St. Paul’s has been my home away from home since first year, and has introduced me to some of my dearest friends through the Don team! I am thankful to be able to return to this caring community, and honoured to be serving as the President of the Student Union.” - Katherine Fouzie (B.A. in progress)
“I know that Rob Barr would be tickled to see that this fellowship has helped us get the student union president back in residence for another year.” – Rick Myers, Principal
Congratulations, Katherine! We are so happy to have you back!