This bursary was established in honour of Brian Yealland, MDiv '72, for his dedication to students as University Chaplain. It is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to an international student in any undergraduate year of any Faculty or School at Queen's.
Brian Yealland, the second University Chaplain, also came from the United Church. He completed his undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of Toronto, and then came to Queen's University to complete a master's in divinity at the Queen's Theological College in the early 1970's. After graduating, Yealland served as a Prison Chaplain in Kingston for Corrections Canada while also preaching as an associate minister at Chalmers United Church in Kingston. In 1983, after Laverty's retirement, Yealland was appointed to the position of Queen's University Chaplain. Yealland took it upon himself to shape the role of the chaplain as a 'spiritual ombudsman on campus' to promote interfaith dialogue and partnerships. Yealland served as the University Chaplain for distinguished 30 years before retiring in June 2013.