Sheila Marshall Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship honours the memory of a devoted mother, daughter, aunt, sister, friend and scientist – Sheila Marshall. Sheila started her teaching career in various schools in Ontario and Alberta before moving to Port Coquitlam, where she established herself as an influential and devoted science teacher at Terry Fox Secondary School. Her former students remember her as the teacher who pulled stunts like blowing stuff up in the lab and dressing up as a witch and making things bubble and boil out of her cauldron – all in the name of showing them how fun and cool science can be. Sheila’s daughter, Jenn McGarrigle, has worked in the Communications and Public Engagement department at VIU since 2016 and, along with her family, initiated and contribute annually to this scholarship. The $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a third-year VIU Bachelor of Science student majoring in Biology in recognition of excellence in botany, ecology, chemistry and potential for independent research – all of which were life-long passions of Sheila Marshall. Through this scholarship, she continues to change lives.

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