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Dr. Paul H.M. Guo Scholarship

Awarded to students entering second, third or fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Students in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are eligible, with preference given to students studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Awarded on the basis of financial need; academic merit will also be considered. The award may be held more than once.

Dr. Paul H.M. Guo

Dr. Paul H. M. Guo was born in Taiwan, 1937. He graduated with a BSc, 1960 and MSc, 1964 from National Taiwan University, Taipei and received his PhD in 1972 from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany. He and his young family immigrated to Canada in 1972. Eventually they would move to Seoul, Korea when Dr. Guo began his tenure with the World Health Organization.

Dr. Guo had a remarkably diverse career:

Dr. Guo retired from the WHO in 1996, splitting time between his childhood home in Taiwan and Canadian residence in Toronto. 

His sons, Peter C.H. Guo (BSc, MBA from U of T) and Dr. Hans C.T. Guo (BSc, MD from U of T), felt they had received a good start, both in education and employment, from the Zoology Department. The sons also met their spouses, Dr. Brenda Tan (BSc, MD) and Dr. Anne Kawamura (BSc, MD), at U of T and were married on campus. As a family, the sons chose to honour the gift of education by creating a scholarship in the name of their father at the Department.

Dr. Guo passed away in 2020 and is survived by his wife, Helen M.H. Guo, his two sons, two daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren (three of whom also enrolled at U of T).  After establishing this endowment, members of the Guo family continue to support U of T and its future generations with recurring donations throughout the years.

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