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Scholarship Established at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in Memory of Brad Griffiths.

August 2, 2011

TORONTO, ON – A schol­ar­ship has been estab­lished in mem­o­ry of Brad Grif­fiths by the friends, fam­i­ly and col­leagues of the Toron­to financier at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

Grif­fiths was a fix­ture of the invest­ment bank­ing and ener­gy indus­tries in Cana­da for more than thir­ty years. A grad­u­ate of UofT (BCom’79), he passed away sud­den­ly ear­li­er this month. The Bradley David Grif­fiths Memo­r­i­al Schol­ar­ship will be award­ed annu­al­ly to an MBA stu­dent at the Rot­man School with a back­ground or inter­est in pur­su­ing a career in finance, invest­ment bank­ing or ener­gy.

“This memo­r­i­al schol­ar­ship will be a fit­ting trib­ute to a man who was not only a leader in the field of finance but a val­ued men­tor to count­less peo­ple. Brad would be grat­i­fied to know that he will con­tin­ue to have an impact on the many deserv­ing stu­dents who will ben­e­fit from this endow­ment,” said Pamela Read, Brad’s sis­ter, on behalf of the fam­i­ly.

Grif­fiths was one of the co-founders of GMP Cap­i­tal Inc., one of the most suc­cess­ful inde­pen­dent invest­ment deal­ers in the coun­try. Before he estab­lished that firm, he had held roles at CIBC, Gor­don Cap­i­tal Corp., Canac­cord Cap­i­tal and McFar­lane Gor­don. In recent years he turned his atten­tion to endeav­ours in the ener­gy sec­tor includ­ing serv­ing as chair­man of Grif­fiths Ener­gy Inter­na­tion­al and chief finan­cial offi­cer and chair­man at Unit­ed Hunter Oil. An obit­u­ary is online at

Dona­tions to the schol­ar­ship will be accept­ed at or by phone at 416–946-3622.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions. The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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