Peter and Janet Gardiner Award for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Peter and Janet Gardiner Award for Small Business and Entrepreneurship recognizes student creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Normally valued at $5,000, this award was initially established through contributions to the university’s Anniversary Fund to commemorate the memory of Peter Gardiner, and subsequently further supported by Peter and Janet’s children in memory of their parents.

Peter was a former director of Memorial’s then School of Business and a local entrepreneur.

Janet was the province’s first female chartered accountant (1956), served on the business faculty’s advisory board, and was the first woman to chair Memorial University of Newfoundland's Board of Regents from 1991-1997.

Students in any program of study (graduate or undergraduate) at Memorial are eligible.

To apply, students should to provide a written report or plan describing their existing or intended entrepreneurial venture. Award finalists will then give an oral presentation to a selection committee consisting of faculty members from the Faculty of Business Administration and the business community at large.

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