David Buller Memorial Scholarship

The David Buller Memorial Scholarship was established at the University of Toronto following the tragic murder of a highly respected senior lecturer in the Visual Studies program in the Department of Fine Art.

In 2001, friends, family, students and colleagues generously contributed to the scholarship. These contributions were matched by the University of Toronto.  

The scholarship provides critical financial assistance to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Visual Studies program annually.  

Recipients of the David Buller Memorial Scholarship:

2020 - Arezu Salamzadeh
2019 - Simon Fuh / Matthew Nish-Lapidus 
2018 - Brandon Poole
2017 - Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh
2016 - Rouzbeh Akbhari
2015 - Sona Sofaei
2014 - Elisa Julia Gilmour
2013 - Roya Akbari
2012 - Ido Govrin
2011 - Julius Manapul
2010 - Francisco Fernando Granados
2009 - Blake Williams
2007 - David Court
2006 - Deanna Bowen
2004 - Andrea Cooper
2003 - Catherine Heard
2003 - Jean Paul Kelly 
2003 - Craig Leonard

The family and friends of the late Professor Buller wish to enhance this scholarship to build a living legacy to David Buller’s passion for the field of visual studies, and to provide financial support and recognition to a deserving graduate student annually. Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.


Donate Online
To make a donation online, CLICK HERE.  Select "Student Financial Aid." Please write in the notes section that you would like your donation to be directed to the David Buller Memorial Scholarship.

Donate by Mail
Cheques can be made out to the “University of Toronto” and directed to the David Buller Memorial Scholarship (project #0560007083). Please mail cheques to:

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

University of Toronto

1 Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON M5S 2J5

ATTN: John Cowling

For questions or assistance with making a donation to the David Buller Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact John Cowling at 416-978-4340. john.cowling@daniels.utoronto.ca