Richard (Dick) Talbot believed strongly in professionalism in engineering, and was a strong supporter of the Victoria chapters of the EIC and the CSCE. He was also a mentor to many of our present members.
In recognition of his lifetime dedication to APEGBC and other technical and community societies, the APEGBC presented him with the 1995 Professional Service Award. Sadly, Dick died of cancer at a relatively young age in the summer of 1995, just before he was to be presented with this award. The award was presented posthumously to his wife Chrissie.
The Talbot Memorial Fund Award
The original mandate of the Talbot Memorial Fund is to honour his contribution in perpetuity, by making an award available yearly to an appropriate University of Victoria Engineering student. Moreover, since 2007 there has been sufficient fund to give two awards per years.
The Award is valued at $1000 and is based on a combination of factors including Community Activities, Academic Achievement and a Student Statement as outlined on the application form.