Donations in Robert's memory

Below is a list of agencies which the family has chosen to receive donations in Robert's name. We believe they relate to his interests. The links provide more information on donating.

Thank you.

Details follow.

Math and Physics Scholarship at the University of Toronto

The Math and Physics departments have most kindly collaborated to establish a scholarship in Robert's name. A letter from the head of the Math Department is below.

FROM:  John Bland
TO:       Mathematics Department
RE:       Robert Barrington Leigh


Many of you have already heard about the tragic death of our
student Robert Barrington Leigh.

Robert was about to enter the fourth year of his undergraduate
studies at Toronto, in the Specialist Programs both in Mathematics
and in Mathematics and Physics. Robert disappeared on Sunday night,
August 13, after leaving his family home in Edmonton by bicycle to
look in on a local Folk Festival. His body was found on August 22 in
the North Saskatchewan River, after an intensive search by family,
friends and the Edmonton Police. Robert's family has set up a website,, on  which you can find further
information about these events and a service celebrating his life
to place Sunday, August 27.

Robert was an exceptional student in our Department. We got to know
him quickly because he was already taking graduate courses by his
second year. But we were impressed not only by his talent. Robert was
an exceptional young person in every way -- always smiling and pleasant,
polite, kind and helpful to his fellow students. He was very well-liked.
Robert was shy and modest, despite his enormous abilities. We will miss
him dearly.

Robert has won top awards at the University of Toronto and in several
international mathematics competitions. We expected him to go on to
graduate studies at one the the world's top universities, and to have
a brilliant career.

A scholarship fund is being established in memory of Robert by the
Departments of Mathematics and Physics. Donations (payable to the
University of Toronto) may be sent to:
       Robert Barrington Leigh Scholarship Fund
       Office of Advancement
       Faculty of Arts and Science
       University of Toronto
       100 St. George Street, Room 2032
       Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Please feel free to speak with me about the scholarship fund.

John Bland
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics
University of Toronto
Toronto Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Phone: (416) 978-3320
Fax:   (416) 976-7192
e-mail: bland  _at_

University of Toronto's Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Robert Barrington Leigh Fund
University College Alumni and Development Office, Room D-101
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON. M5S 3H7

Canadian Mathematical Society

"The CMS is honoured and  privileged to establish a memorial fund in Robert's name and to create a
needs-based program in accordance with his parents' wishes."

Donations and related correspondence can be sent as follows:

Canadian Mathematical Society
Attention: Mark Bowman, Development Coordinator
577 King Edward
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Office #: 613-562-5702
Direct #: 613-562-5800 x2769

David Suzuki Foundation

Donations may be made in memory of Robert Barrington Leigh. The contact person is Kim Vickers (604-732-4228).
Suite 219
2211 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Missing Children Society of Canada

Please note that this organisation will issue a tax receipt. You can contact Liz Ballendine at 403-291-0705 with questions.
Missing Children Society of Canada
Suite 219, 3501 – 23 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V8

Note: In the memo of the check, write in "for Robert Barrington Leigh"

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