A new award has been established in honour of Bill Fennell Vic 3T9, Emm 4T2. Victoria University has generously established a fellowship in his name through creating an endowment of $25,000. A four-year scholarship (equal to 4% of annual earnings from the endowment), named the William Fennell Fellowship in Theology will be awarded to a doctoral student of theology. The Fennell Fellow will deliver a “William Fennell Lecture” about his or her research during the final year of the doctoral program.
Fennell passed away in May of 2010. As professor and principal emeritus of Emmanuel College, he was admired for being a faithful scholar and a wise administrator. Fennell joined the faculty of Victoria University in 1946, where he taught systematic theology at Emmanuel College for 35 years. He served as principal from 1972 until his retirement in 1981. He was devoted to Emmanuel and Vic, throughout his lifetime. If you would like to honour Bill Fennell’s memory and help Emmanuel build up the endowment associated with this fellowship, please call 416-586-4500 or 1-888-262-9775.