The Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics

Dr. Robert L. ClarkeThe Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics honours a highly respected former member of the Carleton University community. Dr. Clarke was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics and was instrumental in establishing the medical physics graduate program at Carleton. He spent his career championing student causes. He was Chair of the Department of Physics from 1971-1977 and a member of numerous University committees and bodies, including Senate and the Board of Governors. He had been appointed to provincial committees, including the Council of Ontario Universities' Physics Departments and was an executive member of the Canadian Association of Physicists. Dr. Clarke worked for 17 years after his official retirement and was an active participant in the Department of Physics up until the time of his death in 2005.

Dr. Clarke was also the founder of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI) at Carleton University. To celebrate the institute’s fifteenth anniversary, a campaign was launched to establish a graduate scholarship in Dr. Clarke’s honour.

The Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics is a community driven initiative that embraces the vision that Dr. Clarke had, by recognizing, encouraging andassisting outstanding graduate students in the field of medical physics.

"The Robert L. Clarke Scholarship celebrates Bob’s outstanding achievements and encourages the community to invest in tomorrow’s leaders in the important field of medical "physics.

Professor Pat Kalyniak
Faculty Member, Department of Physics
Carleton University

To help establish the Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics, please complete the pledge form (pdf) or contact

Paul Chesser 
Chief Development Officer, Carleton University,

Tel: (613) 520-2600, ext. 3638
Email: paul_chesseratcarleton [dot] ca