$1-million gift to support water research

A new gift to the University of Guelph is meant to help the next generation of researchers protect one of the world’s most vital resources: water.

Edward Y. (Ted) Morwick, an honorary U of G graduate and lawyer-turned-businessman, has pledged $1 million for scholarships for graduate students in water resources engineering and aquatic biology.

The new funding will support master’s and PhD students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Biological Science. Six $20,000 scholarships will be available in all, with three awards to top students in each subject area in alternate years.

A longtime donor, Morwick has pledged and given more than $2.3 million to the University, mostly for student scholarships in the College of Arts.

When fully endowed, this latest donation means he will support 25 U of G students each year.