Edward M. Roberts, former lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, leaves legacy for future law students
A newly established bursary at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law will honour the memory of prominent alumnus Edward Moxon Roberts, CM, ONL, QC (BA 1960 VIC, LLB 1964) through a generous bequest made by Mr. Roberts.
The Edward Roberts Bursary will be awarded annually to a JD, master’s or doctoral student who is pursuing a degree at the Faculty of Law and whose home province is Newfoundland and Labrador.
Roberts, who passed away earlier this year at age 81, attended both Victoria College and the Faculty of Law at U of T, and was a former editor of U of T’s student newspaper, The Varsity. He was called to the Bar of Newfoundland in 1965, became a member of the Canadian Bar Association in 1978, was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1979 and later became a Master of the Supreme Court in 1989.