Grant A. E. Snow,
Dr. Grant Snow ’55 leaves no doubt that his St. Andrew’s years were important to him, “it was the best decision I ever made, and a rewarding experience that has served me well throughout life.”
Grant wrote the scholarship examinations and was awarded The Sir Joseph Flavelle Scholarship in 1953. Active in school life outside the classroom he played First Basketball and Track, and in his graduating year was awarded the John L. Wright Cup for Best Cadet (in photo at right in 1955) , the Old Boys’ Medal in Mathematics and a General Proficiency Prize.
He graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1961, interned for a year at the Toronto Wellesley Hospital and then completed a four-year residency programme in Psychiatry. Highlights of his professional career include appointments within the Department of Corrections, the Alcoholism and Drug Addition Research Foundation and two training schools for teenagers. During this time he helped to plan both the Vanier Centre for Women and the Ontario Correctional Institute and to institute the liquid methadone programme. Grant was also a member of the committee that established the forensic section of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.
Since 1980, he has conducted a psychiatric practice in St. Catharines, Ontario and continues to help patients develop new attitudes and approaches to life conducive to decreased anxiety and depression.
He married Suzanne in the Memorial Chapel at St. Andrew’s and then they moved to the Niagara region where they raised a son, Graydon, and a daughter, Jocelyn. They are avid American Civil War buffs and continue to enjoy boating, bird watching and a houseful of pets.
[The Andrean, Spring 2006]