Cyberthèque classroom renamed in honour of David C. Edwards

John Edwards (far left) pays homage to his brother David at the naming ceremony

John Edwards (far left) pays homage to his brother David at the naming ceremony.

Montreal born and raised, David C. Edwards was a graduate of McGill University. His fascination for computers led him to become an important member of the leading-edge time-sharing system, McGill University System for Interactive Computing group (MUSIC).  This project and his colleagues in the group became the cornerstones of his life for the next 30 years. Sadly, he passed in 2008. David was a devoted McGill employee, an inspiring individual and a great leader who generously left a gift to McGill through his estate. The McGill Library has been fortunate enough to receive this gift and we have created two permanent endowed funds called The David Edwards Fund for Digitization and The David Edwards Fund for Rare and Special Materials. These funds will help offset the costs of library digitization projects and will provide a source of ongoing funding for the purchase of rare and special materials. As a tribute to David C. Edwards, the classroom in the Cyberthèque was recently renamed The David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom.

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