Win Shantz, who passed away in February 2012, was an enduring supporter of the arts and culture in Waterloo region. She, and her husband Keith Shantz who pre-deceased her by many years, were the benefactors of the Shantz Internship in the MFA program at the University of Waterloo. Their genuine interest in the professional practice dimension of the art world gave the Department of Fine Arts the opportunity to shape and define a graduate program that fundamentally prepares aspiring artists for the multi-faceted career of artistic practice. It is a unique program in Canada. While on the Shantz Internship, students work with professional artists in a wide range of capacities in locations around the world. Graduates of the program attest to the formative effect such experiences have on their artistic and personal growth. Win Shantz’s vibrant energy and unequivocal support for the arts will live on in the legacy of the Shantz internship. She will be deeply missed and forever appreciated by our faculty, staff, and students, whose lives have been so touched and enriched by her generosity, curiosity and dedication.