Remembering Grant Russell | College of Accounting and Finance

Remembering Grant Russell | College of Accounting and Finance


Grant Russell, retired Affiliate Professor and Affiliate Director of the College of Accounting and Finance kicked the bucket quietly surrounded via circle of relatives on August twelfth.

Russell joined the Division of Economics on the College in 1974 and turned into probably the most catalysts in construction the root of the College of Accounting and Finance. Russell’s legacy was once his skill to leverage Waterloo’s entrepreneurial and leading edge spirit in serving to to outline accounting schooling at Waterloo to be the world benchmark it’s as of late.

From the very starting of Russell’s 42-year tenure with the College and true to Waterloo’s entrepreneurial spirit, it was once Russell who had presented Jack Hanna to Robin Banks, the Dean of Arts in 1979. The dialog and making plans that Hanna and Banks had ended in path-breaking trends and innovation in accounting schooling. This was once only the start of an extended record of Russell’s contributions to the College and the College.

Russell was once additionally a well known and cherished teacher, having been honoured with Waterloo’s Prominent Instructing Award in 2000. He impressed and guided the advance and improvements of just about each and every vital tutorial and student-focused initiative together with the advent of the AFM Admissions Overview (AFMAA, now referred to as the SAFAA), the Fellowship program, Skilled Futures Convention (now referred to as Co-op Able) and the Monetary Literacy Festival to call a couple of.

“Grant Russell has been probably the most key developers of the College and lots of of our techniques. His pastime to create and ship leading edge programming to complement our scholars’ instructional adventure has had a permanent affect on our College, our graduates, and our scholars that continues to be as of late.” – Steve Fortin, SAF Director

“He was once a jokester and all the time in search of little refined techniques to wreck pressure or make you smile and really feel relaxed,” notes Gwen, Russell’s daughter.

Russell will probably be neglected however his legacy and the affect of his educating and the projects he began will stay to proceed to teach and construct aspiring pros within the fields of accounting and finance.

A birthday celebration of lifestyles will probably be held within the coming weeks. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of plant life donations to the Russell Circle of relatives Scholarship.

The Russell Circle of relatives Scholarship was once established in 2007 with a imaginative and prescient of serving to scholars succeed in their targets and to draw new proficient scholars to wait the College of Accounting and Finance. Grant’s imaginative and prescient has grown into an endowed fund of $210,000, the scholarship has talented awards to 24 scholars since inception and is supported via greater than 100 donors.  

Grant’s passionate imaginative and prescient was once to encourage others to donate to keep growing this scholarship in perpetuity or get started their very own to assist extra scholars yearly. We thank the Russell Circle of relatives and all the donors who’ve supported this scholarship.

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