The University of Lethbridge community was deeply saddened by the loss of long-time friend and supporter Dr. Ed McNally (LLD ’05) in August. Early in 2014, the Faculty of Health Sciences was honoured to recognize Dr. McNally as the 2014 Friend of Health Sciences Award recipient.
The founder of Big Rock Brewery, Dr. McNally established a scholarship for every graduate nursing student at the U of L in 2008. He made a similar gift in subsequent years, providing a McNally-funded award to every masters-level nursing student in every year of his or her studies. The award was named in honour of his mother, Margaret Elliot McNally (Thomson), a nurse who was on the frontlines of nursing care during the First World War.