The Dr. Frances Chandler Bursary
As a long time CARA member Frances Chandler’s contribution to professional development has been exceptional - she has mentored countless new research administrators, presented several webinars and taught a course in the Research Administration Certificate. As CARA Past President, Fran established the partnership with Mohawk College that resulted in the development of Canada's first college certificate in research administration. The program currently has over 100 students. In stewarding the partnership, Fran prioritized academic excellence and accessibility and contributed significantly to the program development. The CARA Board of Directors voted unanimously to name the CARA bursary fund for students in the Research Administration Certificate in honour of Dr Chandler’s leadership.
CARA re-invests money from the partnership with Mohawk College in bursaries for our members who are advancing the profession through their studies. The association's commitment to supporting members reflects Fran’s long-time commitment and vision to have formal education in the profession. We are honoured to have her leadership and recognize the legacy of her tangible achievements by naming this bursary in her honour.