Don McKinley Bursary Fund
Donald Lloyd McKinley (1932-1998) was a furniture maker, educator and designer who established the School of Crafts and Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and directed it from 1967 to 1995. Born in Barlesville, Oklahoma in 1932, Donald Lloyd McKinley was educated at Wichita State University, Kansas and the New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) at Alfred University. From 1956 to 1957, Donald McKinley served as a Private in the United States Army stationed in Fort Miles, Delaware. He worked as Chief Staff Designer at the W.H. Gunlocke Chair Company in Wayland, New York (1958-1962) before studying at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland as a Fulbright Scholar and earning a Master of Industrial Design from Syracuse University, New York in 1965. McKinley won numerous awards in Canada and the United States for his furniture designs, published and exhibited extensively and spent a year in Tasmania as a design consultant (1976-1977) after which he returned to Canada to resume teaching.