Dr. Jay McNee, a founding member of Lorax, passed away at home surrounded by his
on December 3. Jay had been battling
cancer for the past 2 1/2 years, yet continued
deliver direction and insight to Lorax staff throughout this time.
Throughout his career, Jay was a strong supporter of post-secondary education. He
understood the value of curiosity and experimentation in learning and the
intellectual rigour in technological and social application. He was a gentle
mentor who fostered in those around him a thirst for knowledge.
In recognition of those important values and Jay's contributions to science, his family and
in conjunction with Lorax Environmental Services are establishing in his name an
memorial scholarship at the University of British Columbia. The John Jay McNee
Scholarship in Geochemistry will provide an annual award to a third or fourth
meritorious student at the University who is studying--like Jay did--the geochemical
of our planet.
We invite you to help us build the endowment. Contributions will be gratefully received by:
Lorax Environmental Services
2289 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada, V6J 3H9
Cheques should be made out to "The University of British Columbia" and be labelled "John Jay McNee Scholarship". Donors will receive a tax receipt from the University.