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University’s treat to Canadian scholars

The University of St Andrews hosted a special lunch for this year’s intake of Canadian Jones scholars. Attended by the University’s Principal Dr Brian Lang, the lunch was held for nine students currently on a year’s exchange from Canada.

The Canadian Robert T Jones Jr Foundation was established by businessman Roger Thompson in 1992. Aware of our existing exchange with Emory University, established as a living memorial to the great golfer Bobby Jones, Roger wished to pay a similar tribute on behalf of his own country.

The Canadian Jones Foundation provides exchange opportunities for students from the University of St Andrews and two universities in Canada, Queen’s and Western Ontario. Patroned by HRH the Duke of York, the Foundation has so far provided almost $1m Canadian dollars financial support for 210 students going to Canada from St Andrews or vice versa.

Current scholars include Darren McDonald, who also holds the Chevening-Jones Scholarship, a recently established postgraduate award jointly funded by the Foundation and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

The lunch was arranged by Director of Learning and Teaching Quality Dr Frank Quinault, who was involved in the establishment of the Foundation more than 10 years ago.

Dr Lang spoke to the students about their time at St Andrews in advance of his visit to both Canadian Universities in June this year.

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A JPEG OF THE GROUP IS AVAILABLE FROM THE PRESS OFFICE – CONTACT DETAILS BELOW.

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Elizabeth Hartnett, Samantha Marin, Samantha Wright, Andrew Bignell, Dr Frank Quinualt, Dr Brian Lang, Shane Heywood, Lorelei Harris, Darren McDonald, Jessica Dallaire, Peter Wightman.

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook, Press Officer on 01334 467227 / 462529, mobile 07900 050 103, or email gec3@st- andrews.ac.uk Ref: Jones Scholars 200405.doc View the latest University press releases at http://www.st- andrews.ac.uk

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