Ralph Hancox Memorial Scholarship

Ralph Hancox – Writer and journalist, Man of letters, bibliophile, publisher, Nieman Fellow, photographer, pilot, father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Born in England 23 August 1929; died Victoria, BC 22 March 2017. Intered Catarqui, August 18, 2017.

A scholarship fund for students in the Master of Publishing Program has been established to honour Ralph’s commitment to the publishing industry and his dedication to his students at Simon Fraser University’s Master in Publishing Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to support a master’s student education recognizing that Ralph valued education, writing and a wondering mind and his students who demonstrated these qualities.

Ralph joined  the SFU staff and worked as Adjunct Professor in the late 1990’s. He worked with Anne Cowan-Buitenhuis and Rowland Lorimer in the newly established  Master of Publishing Program. Ralph served as Adjunct Professor and Professional Fellow Emeritus at Simon Fraser University where he published a textbook on ‘Managing the Publishing Process’ for the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing.  There, he was honoured with the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service for 10 years of teaching before he retired again at the age of 80, in 2009.

You can support this award through the University Advancement website.