Rhodes Scholars

Recognized among the world's most prestigious and best known student awards, the Rhodes Scholarships were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Currently, 11 Rhodes scholarships are awarded in Canada, two of which are designated for the province of Ontario. Western is very supportive of the Rhodes Scholarship program, and has helped to support 22 successful candidates over the years:

  • Saumya Krishna, BHSc 2013
  • Brian Coulter, BESc, HBA 2009
  • Joelle Faulkner, BESc, MBA 2004
  • Maureen Hogan, BSc 2001
  • Samir Sinha, MD 2000
  • Dilip Ninan, BA 1998
  • Richard Pan, BA 1997
  • Javed Siddiqi, BSc 1984
  • Andrew Sean Nevin, BSc, MA 1980, 1981
  • Stephen Kevin Burley, BSc 1980
  • John Alexander Stilborn, PhD 1979
  • Jonathan Michael Borwein, BA 1971
  • Colin Gordon Andrew Brezicki, BA 1970
  • David Michael Grace, MD 1964
  • James Montague Farley, BA 1962
  • John Hugh MacLennan, DLitt 1952 (honorary degree)
  • Benson Andrus Wilson, BSc 1948
  • Ramsay Willis Gunton, MD 1945
  • James Frederick Grandy, BA 1941
  • Rev. Kenneth Elder Taylor, BD 1933
  • Angus Duncan McLachlin, MD, MSc 1932-1933
  • Dalton Gilbert Dean, BA 1931