“I started university elsewhere but had to quit to be a caretaker for my father.
When I was thinking of going back into engineering, I saw that Concordia offered night courses. After doing that for one semester, I switched to full-time.
Concordia gave me a chance when I wanted to come back and finish my degree. I always felt an obligation to give back the opportunity that the university gave to me.
My wife Marie and I were intrigued by the idea of having a scholarship set up in perpetuity. So in 2012 we donated to Concordia to help people who deserve to get aid for their educations.”
— Robert Baird, BEng 82, senior VP, Downstream, Husky Energy, Calgary