IAMGOLD Corporation helps search for early signs of psychosis

One of the first projects to be supported by the annual Miner’s Lamp Award Dinner will deepen our understanding of youth mental health.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017

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Scarborough business owner donates $2 million to U of T for Tamil studies

One of U of T’s earliest Tamil alumni, businessman Ravi Gukathasan has given a historic donation to support a Tamil studies program at U of T Scarborough.

Posted on Feb 03, 2017

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A $2-million donation launches a city-wide urology research program

With support from Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. and patient Siggy Levy, Professor Sender Herschorn hopes to bring a sensitive subject out of the shadows.

Posted on Feb 01, 2017

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Remembering University of Toronto Chancellor Emerita Rose Wolfe

“A beloved champion, a distinguished alumna, and an incredibly warm and generous friend”

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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U of T’s Boundless campaign surpasses historic $2-billion mark and expands goal to $2.4 billion

Thanks to the unprecedented generosity of 94,736 alumni and friends, the Boundless campaign has set a new record for philanthropy in Canada and helped U of T reach new levels of excellence, innovation and impact. By expanding its goal to $2.4 billion, the campaign will support compelling new initiatives inspired by the University’s Three Priorities.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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The Boundless campaign in numbers

The Boundless campaign is revealing new possibilities for global relevance and impact

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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A place to reimagine the world

“We have so much to contribute, so much more we can accomplish together, to help reimagine the world – as a world of equality and justice, health and prosperity, wisdom and wonder.”

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Inspiring excellence and innovation

“This level of generosity is unprecedented in Canadian history. It speaks volumes to the confidence our donors place in the University of Toronto to make a difference in the world.”

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Roslyn and Murray Herst invest in talented student doctors

Donors like Roslyn and Murray Herst are helping the Boundless campaign build on U of T’s commitment to accessibility and outstanding education by raising vital funds for student aid.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Learning from the best: the double rewards of mentoring

At age 88, Leonard Simpson draws on his decades-long career in business and investing to mentor eight students each year. He is one shining example of the more than 10,000 alumni and friends who serve as volunteers and mentors at the University.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Imani builds confidence and leadership in Scarborough’s young Black community

Hundreds of students like Jenny Charitable have received a university education they thought was out of reach, thanks to the vision of the Black Student Alliance and alumna Mary Anne Chambers, the founders and the champion of U of T Scarborough’s Imani mentoring program.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Educating global citizens: saving lives with cooling vests

The Munk School of Global Affairs—established through a landmark gift from Peter and Melanie Munk—is encouraging students in the Munk One program to apply what they learn to a global issue they’re passionate about. Sometimes their efforts save lives.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Building innovative startups, like AI game-changer Blue J Legal

The Rotman Catalyst Fund, created through Joseph L. Rotman’s $30-million legacy gift, will help the Rotman School continue to foster innovation and fund tomorrow’s cutting-edge startups, including new ventures based on artificial intelligence.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Students herald a new era for engineering education

When recent U of T Engineering graduate Mauricio Curbelo (BASc 2014) was in his second year, he helped lay the groundwork for one of the largest donations in Engineering Society history. He just didn’t know it at the time.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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The next generation of engineering innovators

Research and innovation by early-career faculty will get a significant boost thanks to a $20-million bequest from the estate of alumnus Erwin Edward Hart at the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Mending hearts at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research—created through an unprecedented donation of $130 million from the Rogers family—is fuelling innovative research that includes potentially eliminating the need for infants with heart defects to undergo repeated surgeries.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Orlando Corporation puts Mississauga at the forefront of cancer research

Groundbreaking discoveries for treatment of rare and hard-to-treat children’s brain cancers were the inspiration for a new $7-million gift from the Orlando Corporation to the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry at U of T Mississauga.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Working to improve life expectancy worldwide at the Dalla Lana School of Global Health

A landmark gift commitment from Paul and Alessandra Dalla Lana created the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. It’s a gift that is enabling researchers such as Prabhat Jha to make a tangible difference in improving public health worldwide.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Reimagining a landmark: One Spadina Crescent will create a collaborative hub for a better Toronto

One Spadina Crescent will be the new home of the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, a Toronto landmark where scholars will reimagine and envision the future of cities.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Transforming our campuses: capital projects supported by the Boundless campaign

From state-of-the-art buildings and classrooms to flexible study spaces and the most advanced laboratories and athletic facilities, the Boundless campaign is ensuring our campuses are providing an enriching environment in which to innovate, create, discover and study.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Enhancing international education with U of T scholarships

Clement Chan boosts international education with a $1-million gift for first-year scholarships at U of T.

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

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Remembering Margaret and John Bahen

Margaret and John Bahen were both U of T alumni and strong supporters of the University. Their visionary philanthropy is seeding breakthroughs in medicine, engineering, math and computer science.

Posted on Dec 06, 2016

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University of Toronto launches the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada.

Posted on Dec 05, 2016

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Toronto comes out to support One Spadina Crescent

Members of Toronto’s architecture, design, development, business and philanthropic communities came out to toast and support U of T’s new Daniels Building at One Spadina.

Posted on Nov 10, 2016

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Maclean’s lauds U of T’s reputation, students, research and innovation in annual rankings

If you want to know which Canadian university has the best reputation among business leaders, guidance counsellors and fellow professors, look to the University of Toronto, says Maclean’s.

Posted on Nov 01, 2016

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Investing in the future of surgeon scientists

Jim and Mari Rutka collaborate with SickKids Foundation and the University of Toronto to fund opportunities for surgery residents, through the world-renowned U of T Surgeon Scientist Training Program.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016

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Artificial intelligence research and startups at U of T get boost from RBC

Canada’s largest bank is bolstering artificial intelligence and machine learning research at the University of Toronto – and startups launched by students and faculty.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016

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Jackman Law Building officially opens

Hal Jackman catalyzed more than 600 alumni to contribute more than $25 million towards the modern new facility for U of T’s Faculty of Law.

Posted on Oct 07, 2016

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Remembering Russell J. Morrison (1923 – 2016)

Russell Morrison (MA 1947, Hon. LLD 2004) was one of U of T’s most generous supporters. Through his giving, he strove to help students reach their full potential.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Gift to UTSC creates expanded space for teaching, student services and community engagement

The Krembil Foundation is providing $1 million to U of T Scarborough to help create a new hub for student life and provide greater opportunities for community service, engagement and outreach.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Extraordinary bequest for student awards and U of T Mississauga expansion

An extraordinary bequest from accountant William C. Buttimer is helping U of T’s Mississauga campus complete a major expansion and supporting student awards in engineering and nursing.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Mats Sundin Foundation to support early childhood development research

Hockey legend Mats Sundin is accelerating research into the crucial first 2000 days of life.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Rotman legacy gift at the core of school’s transformation

The Rotman Catalyst Fund—formed by Joseph L. Rotman’s historic $30-million bequest, will encourage innovative projects to transform management education and research.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Twelve new U of T fellows join Royal Society of Canada

U of T’s inductees for 2016 come from four faculties and their research interests range widely, from thermal spray coatings and conservation biology to pioneering social history and probing the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Sterling reputation propels U of T’s global ranking

When it comes to the world’s most esteemed institutions of higher learning, Canada’s leading research university continues to shine, especially when it comes to its renowned academic reputation.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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President puts U of T’s expertise to work in the community

President Gertler’s efforts to ensure U of T provides expertise, research and models to help make Toronto an even better city were the subject of a recent article in The Globe and Mail.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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A strategic moment for Canada

In an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, U of T President Meric Gertler shows how Canada can shine on the world stage.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Spring Reunion 2016 a great success

U of T’s flagship alumni celebration broke attendance records in 2016.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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A granddaughter’s diagnosis sparks support for stem-cell research

In an effort to help his granddaughter to a better life, Bill Karny initiated a strategic $1-million investment in stem-cell science.

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

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Mining Executive and U of T Alumna Shines Light on Adolescent Mental Health

In a profile in Dolce magazine, U of T alumna Carol Banducci (BCom 1982 UC) shares her motivations for mental health philanthropy. The executive vice-president and CFO of IAMGOLD Corp. says it’s time to focus on early treatment and prevention.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016

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How can Canada capitalize on the new geography of innovation?

In an op-ed in the Toronto Star, U of T President Meric Gertler and MaRS Discovery District CEO Ilse Treurnicht argue for government support to follow innovators from suburbia to downtown hubs.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

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New medicinal chemistry centre will target cancer cells

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is establishing a new interdisciplinary centre for the development of new drugs targeting cancer and other diseases, thanks to a $7-million donation from Mississauga-based Orlando Corporation.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

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Emerging researchers named to professorships founded by engineering alumnus

Seven U of T faculty members have received the inaugural Percy Edward Hart and Erwin Edward Hart Professorships, enhancing emerging research and education across the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

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$27 million to fast-track stem cell research at U of T

Discovering stem cells here was just the beginning. Now, the University of Toronto is pushing the frontiers of regenerative medicine even further with a $27-million investment in 20 transformative projects.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

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R&B star The Weeknd backs U of T’s bid to launch North America’s first Ethiopian studies program

A $50,000 donation from Grammy-award winning star The Weeknd will help the University of Toronto launch the first program for Ethiopian studies in North America.

Posted on Aug 09, 2016

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U of T lab retrofit a historic investment in Canadian science and innovation

In what University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade nearly half of U of T’s research labs over the next two years.

Posted on Aug 09, 2016

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Landmark $20-million bequest to U of T Engineering will support emerging researchers

Alumnus Erwin Edward Hart (BASc 1940) left a $20-million bequest to bolster early-career research and graduate student mentorship.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016

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David Palmer, U of T’s vice-president of advancement, receives outstanding achievement award

The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education names Palmer as the recipient of its 2016 honour.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016

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Munk School announces new endowment fund for Hellenic studies

A new bridge-building Hellenic Studies program at the Munk School for Global Affairs is launched thanks to a $1.75-million gift from the Hellenic Heritage Foundation

Posted on May 10, 2016

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Joseph Rotman leaves $30 million legacy gift to Rotman School of Management

Gift strengthens School’s role as a leader in innovative management education

Posted on Apr 06, 2016

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University of Toronto and RBC create startup accelerator for young innovators

The University of Toronto and the Royal Bank of Canada today announced ONRamp, a major new initiative that will help support Canada’s innovative entrepreneurs.

Posted on Apr 05, 2016

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Rogers Foundation wins philanthropy award

One year after making the largest gift to medicine in Canadian history, The Rogers Foundation has been recognized for its historic and groundbreaking philanthropy. The Foundation was named “Outstanding Foundation” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) during its 2015 annual conference.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Gift of $1 million from Rossy Family Foundation to address student mental health

The Rossy Family Foundation has recognized the critical obligation universities have to promote student health and well-being with a $1 million gift to support mental health and wellness programs at the University of Toronto.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Clement Chan boosts international education with a $1 million gift for first-year scholarships at U of T

High school exchange students can continue to strengthen links with Canada with new U of T entrance scholarships.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help preserve and share rare manuscripts

The University of Toronto will join in a new wave of digital scholarship thanks to a $1-million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Celebrating transformational gifts to the University of Toronto

2015 marked the anniversary of a number of iconic donations to the University of Toronto. These gifts have transformed the University, contributing to its legacy as one of the world’s top teaching and research universities. These gifts were made both during and prior to the University’s Boundless campaign.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Fifth anniversary of the Munk School of Global Affairs

U of T recently celebrated the remarkable legacy of Peter and Melanie Munk’s generosity to the University and how, in just five years, the Munk School of Global Affairs has taken great strides to make their vision a reality.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Epic snowball fight at U of T

Students from three campuses, plus visitors, battle to a good-natured draw.

Posted on Mar 07, 2016

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Volunteers: at the heart of a great campaign

Like the University of Toronto’s motto, Velut Arbor Aevo (“as a tree grows through the ages”), the work of U of T’s campaign volunteers represents the roots that anchor the University’s traditions and support its mission to meet global challenges and prepare global citizens.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016

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The University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Impact

The University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala event in Hong Kong on November 28, marking 20 years of opening doors for exceptionally talented young people from Hong Kong.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015

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Alumni support student mental health at Trinity College with $1.75-million donation

The Anne Steacy Counselling Initiative will support on-site counselling for students.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015

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IBM Canada invests $65 million to U of T and partners for innovative collaborations

A $65 million investment from IBM Canada Ltd. will enable the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) to add new areas of focus to its mandate and double the number of academic institutions in the U of T-based consortium.

Posted on Oct 06, 2015

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Four new scholars join the Schulich leaders

Four incoming U of T students were selected to receive the prestigious Schulich Leaders Scholarship, twice as many as last year.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015

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$5 million gift supports the Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute (Munk School)

The University of Toronto has received an anonymous gift of $5 million to endow the Richard Charles Lee Directorship of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and launch the Asian Pathways Research Lab.

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

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Responding to the refugee crisis: U of T, OCAD, York University to partner with Ryerson

U of T expands its Scholars at Risk Program to include students.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015

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Following on a record fundraising year, the Boundless campaign has now passed the $1.8-billion mark towards its $2-billion goal

Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto has reached yet another milestone, breaking fundraising records for the University and higher education in Canada.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Rotman MBA grads selected from among 20,000 teams to compete in the global final of the $1-million Hult Prize

The University of Toronto’s Team Attollo is one of just six groups selected from among 20,000 entrants to advance to the 2015 Hult Prize finals in New York this September.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Strengthening developing countries through forensic medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the establishment of the G. Raymond Chang Forensic Pathology Fellow following a landmark $2-million gift by the Raymond Chang Foundation.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Engineering alumnus Henry Wu makes first-time gift of $3.5 million

A first-time donation of $3.5 million by alumnus Henry Wu will help support the construction of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE).

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Joe Weider Foundation establishes the Leadership Development Lab at Rotman

A $3 million gift from a prominent name in health and fitness will strengthen the self-development program at the Rotman School of Management.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Degrassi’s Linda Schuyler supports students, promotes diversity

Linda Schuyler, co-creator of the award-winning Degrassi franchise, has made a $1-million gift to U of T – a fitting reflection of her commitment to promoting respect for individual differences through her work.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Lyon Sachs’ gift strengthens ties with Engineering and Israel’s Technion Institute

Ottawa-based developer Lyon Sachs has provided a generous $1-million gift to strengthen collaborations between U of T Engineering and Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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A generous gift bolsters a strong tradition of student support

Charles Baillie (BA 1962 TRIN) and Marilyn Baillie (BA 1965 TRIN) have made a $1-million gift to establish the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Award for Trinity students in need of financial support to complete their education.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Record level of giving during 10th anniversary of Creative Writing Program

This spring, U of T’s Department of English celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Creative Writing Program with a nod to donors who have provided a record level of support to students.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Gift helps establish soft-skills research unit at Rotman

A gift from Richard Nesbitt has helped launch the Mind Brain Behaviour Hive at the Rotman School of Management.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

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Gift creates first professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies at Victoria University

Through an extraordinary donation of $1.1 million from Buddhist Youth Alliance International to Victoria University, Emmanuel College will establish the Shi Wu De Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies.

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

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Accessibility and excellence focus of anonymous $5-million gift

A $5-million gift from an anonymous donor will support deserving students, primarily those with Indigenous backgrounds, or those whose parents did not attend university or college.

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

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Advancement Initiatives win top awards at CASE and CCAE

Advancement projects conducted across the University have resulted in three gold medals and one silver at the annual CCAE Prix d’Excellence awards, as well as a gold from CASE.

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

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Laying the groundwork for prosperity: Canadian cities and their universities

Canada’s cities are building the foundations of our future prosperity, University of Toronto president Meric Gertler told a capacity crowd at the Empire Club of Canada.

Posted on Jun 02, 2015

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In memory of Professor George Connell

With the passing of Professor George Connell, the University’s 12th president (1984-1990), the University of Toronto community has lost a great leader, scientist, colleague, and friend.

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

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In memory of Dr. John Evans, President Emeritus of the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto receives the news of the death of Dr. John Evans with sadness at our collective loss, and gratitude for his decades of contributions to diverse facets of Canadian society.

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

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Remembering Joseph L. Rotman (1935-2015)

Mr. Rotman, who was one of Canada’s leading innovators and philanthropists, died in Toronto on January 27th, just weeks after his 80th birthday. He leaves a great legacy in a wide array of fields, including business, health care, the arts and higher education.

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

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Marcel Desautels, Judy Matthews AFP award recipients this year

Desautels receives the Outstanding Philanthropist award from the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Association of Professional Fundraisers (AFP). Judy Matthews receives the Outstanding Volunteer award from AFP.

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

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Historic $130 million gift to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in personalized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care to address heart failure across the lifespan.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Boundless campaign announces new milestone at U of T Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel

The new Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport provided a magnificent setting to celebrate the Boundless campaign’s success in passing the three-quarter mark towards its $2-billion goal.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Strengthening Indigenous Education

A new Indigenous Education Initiative at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) will generate knowledge that is relevant to education, and the study of education, in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies around the world. This five-year initiative is made possible thanks to a generous $5-million gift from an anonymous donor.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Outstanding community support fosters Jewish Studies

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies officially opened on November 17th, 2014.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Alumnus elevates UTIAS entrepreneurship with $1-million donation

Francis Shen has made a $1-million donation to develop an entrepreneurship incubator at UTIAS.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Tanz Family gift will enhance treatment in neurodegenerative diseases

A $1-million grant from the Tanz family will launch a collaboration between U of T’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to accelerate the development of new therapeutic treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Alumni in Singapore and Malaysia rally to build the classroom of the future

U of T Engineering’s Singapore-Malaysia alumni group is making its mark on U of T’s new Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship by funding one of the building’s new Technology Enhanced Active Learning rooms.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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Boundless surpasses $1.5 billion mark

Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto, the most ambitious campaign in Canadian university history, continues to set new benchmarks for philanthropy in Canada, surpassing $1.5 billion towards its $2-billion goal.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Gerald Heffernan expands his legacy of support for entrepreneurship

Gerald Heffernan (BASc 1943) has expanded his legacy of support for entrepreneurship at U of T Engineering with a $5 million gift to fund new fellowships and name The Entrepreneurship Hatchery.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Gift honours urban visionary Paul Oberman

Like her late husband, urban visionary Paul Oberman, Eve Lewis is committed to the enhancement and preservation of architectural landmarks that reflect the heritage of the local community.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Advancing Research in acquired brain injury

The March of Dimes Canada and the University of Toronto have signed a $1.5-million agreement to advance research in recovery from brain injuries and stroke, making the donation to the University the largest made by the national charitable organization in its more than 60-year history.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Rotman teams up with CIBC to enable more women leaders in financial services

A gift from CIBC to the Rotman School of Management will help address the ongoing challenge facing the financial services industry: its ability to encourage women to take on and excel in leadership positions.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Writer and artist Anne Steacy makes major donation to Trinity College

The love of science and learning has been a staple of the intellectual appetite of Anne Steacy’s family for more than a century, and today Trinity College is reaping the benefits of that love.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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New Institute for Management & Innovation Launches at UTM

The University of Toronto Mississauga launched the new Institute for Management & Innovation, providing undergraduate and professional graduate programs that will develop the next generation of strategic thinkers in varied fields.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Gift to Hart House secures a great literary tradition

An anonymous gift has endowed Hart House Library for future generations.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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David Scrymgeour, helping inspire a new generation of innovation leaders

David Scrymgeour (BCom 1979) calls his commerce degree the foundation of his successful career as an entrepreneur. His $1.5-million gift to endow the Building Canadian Leaders Matching Scholarship Program is aimed at supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs like him.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Boundless impact: a record year for annual giving

Annual giving reached new heights in 2013-14 as Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto created an atmosphere of both expectation and enthusiasm among alumni and friends.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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U of T Medicine Remembers Norman Bethune

The Faculty of Medicine and leaders in the Chinese community in Canada celebrated the legacy of one of medicine’s most distinguished alumni, Dr. Norman Bethune, with the unveiling of a sculpture by acclaimed Canadian artist David Pellettier.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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Michael and Amira Dan give $10 million to establish new institute for Indigenous health

Michael (MD 1984) and Amira (MA 2004) Dan have donated $10 million to support the creation of an institute dedicated to improving the health of Indigenous peoples.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014

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A Boundless milestone: campaign surpasses $1.4 billion

Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto raised over $1.4 billion by December 31, 2013 and stands at $1.445 billion at the time of writing.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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New partnership helps Ontarians living with simultaneous mental and physical illnesses

Inspired by a landmark $20-million gift from an anonymous donor, matched generously by the Government of Ontario, the University of Toronto is partnering with three leading health care and research institutions to create a $60-million initiative addressing a major gap in our health care system: the care of those suffering from simultaneous mental and physical illnesses.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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Peter Munk presented Medal of Honour by Technion Israel Institute of Technology

The award, honouring contributions to education, health care, and public policy, was presented to business leader and philanthropist Peter Munk on November 10, 2013, at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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Lawson gift to enhance childhood nutrition

Brian and Joannah Lawson have long been committed to nutrition and the health of children. To help realize their goal, they have made a $5-million donation to nutritional sciences in the Faculty of Medicine.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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Renewing a storied space

A bold plan to revitalize the interior spaces of University College has taken a leap forward with the generous donation of $2.5 million by Ed (BA 1969 UC, Hon. LLD 2012) and Fran (BA 1969 UC, MA 1990, PhD 2002) Clark toward the restoration of the West Hall.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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Krembil Foundation helps UTSC research build healthy ecosystems

The Krembil Foundation has provided a $1.6-million gift to UTSC in support of basic research that explores the intricacies of aquatic ecosystems.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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David Peterson’s passion: developing tomorrow’s public policy leaders

Louise Arbour was the inaugural speaker at the David Peterson Leadership Lecture Series – a fitting first presenter for a program aimed at developing tomorrow’s public policy leaders and bringing some of the brightest minds in public policy to U of T.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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Supporting Robarts Library: friends honour Russell Morrison’s philanthropic leadership

Friends of Russell and Katherine Morrison have generously pledged $535,000 in support for the Robarts Library Common initiative.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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A vital resource for Canadian dentistry

A $700,000 gift from the Dentistry Canada Fund will provide powerful new resources for Canadian dentists.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

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Major entry scholarship programs launched to attract more top students to U of T

New major entry scholarship awards, established in tribute to David Naylor’s presidency, will help U of T students develop into global leaders.

Posted on Oct 29, 2013

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Goldring Student Centre brings students together at Victoria University

A sparkling new student complex, The Goldring Student Centre, has risen around Wymilwood at Victoria University, thanks to donations from students and alumni, including Blake Goldring, Judy Goldring and Vic Chancellor Wendy Cecil.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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Student Engineering Society donates $1 million for new building

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s undergraduate student society, SKULE, has donated $1 million to build versatile student club space in the new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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Chinese businessman honours Bethune’s legacy with gift to U of T’s Faculty of Medicine

Businessman Zhang Bin, chairman of Chinese media network Millennium Golden Eagle International, has donated $800,000 to the Faculty of Medicine in honour of Dr. Norman Bethune.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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U of T named top university in Canada & in world’s top 20

U of T has been recognized with a number of impressive awards and honours this fall, including being named the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world in the 2013 Times Higher Education (THE) World University report.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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Rhodes Scholars featured at campaign milestone event

At a recent event featuring U of T’s three newest Rhodes Scholars, President David Naylor announced that Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto is more than two-thirds of the way towards its historic $2-billion goal.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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University of Toronto receives a $30-million commitment from Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has announced a $300-million initiative to support cutting-edge heart and stroke research at leading health institutions across the country, including a $30-million commitment to U of T.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013

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Boundless sets a new high-water mark for philanthropy in Canada

Boundless is setting a new benchmark for philanthropy in Canada. As the campaign progresses towards its $2-billion goal, we thank our alumni and friends who have volunteered their time or made a gift.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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Landmark to become new Home for John H. Daniels Faculty Of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

U of T has unveiled its ambitious plans to transform One Spadina Crescent into the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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William Downe: building capacity for inner-city health

William Downe’s donation to U of T and St. Michael’s Hospital will address urban health research and develop tomorrow’s community and urban health sector leaders.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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Making an impact on medicine: Michael and Amira Dan

U of T has benefitted from the Dan family’s generosity, including a new gift from Medicine Campaign Cabinet Chair Michael Dan and his wife Amira to establish the U of T Brain Tumour Bank.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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Giving first year students a boost at St. Mike’s

The SMC One: Cornerstone program is now on a firm foundation thanks to a $500,000 pledge from University of St. Michael’s College alumnus Victor Dodig and his family.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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Reimagined Munk School opens its doors to Toronto

More than 3,000 people lined up for the chance to step behind the Miramichi sandstone exterior of the newly renovated home of the Munk School of Global Affairs during Doors Open Toronto.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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U of T honoured at University of West Indies Gala

The University of Toronto was honoured by The University of the West Indies (UWI) at its fourth annual Toronto Benefit Gala on May 11.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

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Joseph Wong Named inaugural Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation Munk School

Thanks to the generosity of Roz and Ralph Halbert, longtime U of T supporters who have provided critical funding to build academic bridges between institutions and countries, U of T has a new innovation professorship: The Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Posted on May 31, 2013

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U of T selects architects for new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The University of Toronto has chosen Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam Architects and U.K.-based Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios as the architects for the new Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Posted on May 01, 2013

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Trinity Chancellor Bill Graham contributes landmark gift

The Honourable Bill Graham, Chancellor of Trinity College, has donated $5 million to the Centre for Contemporary International History, providing a new “coherent, central home” for students and researchers.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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Boundless engagement and innovation

In February, U of T reached out to alumni and friends in California who are playing a leading role in the Bay Area’s dynamic innovation economy.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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Creative Destruction Lab – turning ideas into reality

Backed by eight visionary partners, the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management aims to turn new technologies into profitable businesses.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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U of T researchers dominate prestigious awards

U of T researchers have dominated many recent competitions in science and engineering—adding to the University’s disproportionate representation among Canada’s most significant awards.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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Celebrating a Canadian artistic icon: Doris McCarthy estate entrusts U of T with extensive collection

The legacy of Canadian visual artist Doris McCarthy, who earned a BA at age 78 and died in 2010 at the age of 100, will continue to thrive at U of T Scarborough.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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Inaugural Weston Fellows announced

The University of Toronto and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation are delighted to announce the 16 inaugural Weston Fellows, recipients of Canada’s most prestigious awards dedicated to international experience at the doctoral level.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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MasterCard Foundation donates $22.5 million to educate and develop scholars from Africa

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program has made an outstanding US$22.5-million gift to the University of Toronto. The gift aims to help educate and develop young scholars from Africa, preparing them to lead change in their communities.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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We’ve got a cause for that

The Boundless Campaign, with its themes of boundary-crossing opportunity, openness, inclusion and impact, has resonated strongly with students who see in it a reflection of their own values and aspirations.

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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Boundless impact

As we mark the first anniversary of Boundless, we see that the campaign and its core themes have taken root across the University’s divisions and within our community of alumni and friends at home and abroad. The result: the campaign recently surpassed $1.18 billion.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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Boundless momentum

It has been a year of extraordinary momentum since the launch of Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto in November 2011. One year after the official public launch, we have raised more than $1.18 billion.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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The Honourable Michael Wilson welcomed as Chancellor

The Honourable Michael Wilson is installed as the 33rd Chancellor of the University of Toronto.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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UTSC launches its Boundless campaign

University of Toronto Scarborough launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history with a celebration at Miller Lash House on November 14, 2012.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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Faculty of Dentistry honours students, launches $18-million campaign

U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry launches the first phase of the Faculty’s $18-million campaign.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012

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Bloomberg Nursing launches $25-million campaign

Nearly 400 students, family, donors, friends and faculty gathered to celebrate the launch of the $25-million campaign for U of T’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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Asia-Pacific launch of Boundless

The Asia-Pacific launch of Boundless: the Campaign for the University of Toronto was celebrated recently at a gala event in Hong Kong.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

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Faculty of Arts & Science launches campaign for Jewish Studies

The Centre for Jewish Studies has launched a public campaign with a major gift from the Tanenbaum family to enhance its impact as a vital intellectual cornerstone in the heart of Toronto and to complement the efforts to build one of the most vibrant centres for Jewish life in the world.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012

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The Boundless campaign surpasses $1.1 billion

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of donors throughout the institution, the University is pleased to report that its Boundless campaign has reached $1.12 billion as of September 30th.

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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George Myhal: creating an infrastructure for impact

George Myhal (BEng 1978) is saying thank you in a big way for his U of T education with a pace-setting $5-million gift to U of T Engineering’s campaign.

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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Rosie MacLennan: a gold medal fundraiser

Rosie MacLennan (BPHE 2011) knows how to deliver a top performance, on and off the trampoline.

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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Richard Rooney: championing small learning communities at New College

The New One program got started this fall at New College—celebrating its 50th anniversary this year— with the help of a generous $1-million gift from an outstanding graduate and strong supporter, Richard Rooney (B.A. 1977).

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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Henry N.R. Jackman makes $10-million gift to Faculty of Law expansion

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the largest gift to the law school to date: a generous $10-million lead gift to the Building Campaign from the Honourable Henry N. R. “Hal” Jackman.

Posted on Oct 02, 2012

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University of St. Michael’s College launches $50-million campaign

Looking to the future while celebrating a 160-year tradition, the University of St. Michael’s College launched a $50-million campaign on Sept. 29 in the heart of the historic campus east of Queen’s Park.

Posted on Oct 01, 2012

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U of T Launches Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development

The University of Toronto has launched The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development (FMIHD).

Posted on Sep 28, 2012

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Munk School of Global Affairs officially opens newly restored location

The Munk School of Global Affairs has celebrated the opening of a newly renovated and restored heritage building that doubles the amount of space available to its students, faculty and staff.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

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Opening night for the Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music heralded an exciting new season of performances, lectures and master classes—and unveiled its campaign to extend the Faculty’s interdisciplinary reach, heighten its international profile and build its infrastructure.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

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U of T Engineering launches $200-million campaign to nurture the next generation of engineers

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering kicked off a $200-million campaign that will build on our reputation for excellence, and ensure our place among the world’s leading institutions for engineering education, research and innovation.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

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U of T Medicine launches unprecedented $500-million campaign

The Faculty of Medicine announced its $500-million campaign that will transform health care by training future leaders and putting scientific discovery into action.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012

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$15-million commitment launches new era at U of T’s Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School of Management’s expansion has officially opened. The new space doubles the amount of teaching, research, study, presentation and special event space.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

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Lynd Forguson honoured with first Boundless Promise Scholarship

Lynd Forguson loved University College, its intimacy, its diversity, its wonderful way of helping young people.

Posted on Aug 03, 2012

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U of T initiates new matching program for student aid

The University of Toronto has initiated a visionary matching program to boost the financial support available to its undergraduates.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012

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U of T Mississauga unveils its $60-million campaign

Students were front and centre as U of T Mississauga unveiled its ambitious $60-million campaign.

Posted on May 28, 2012

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Victoria University launches “Imagination Unbound”

Victoria University President Paul Gooch helped launch Vic’s “Imagination Unbound” fundraising campaign during a ceremony at Isabel Bader Theatre.

Posted on Apr 04, 2012

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Faculty of Arts and Science celebrates campaign launch

The campaign for the Faculty of Arts and Science will strengthen the University’s capacity to prepare global citizens and to meet the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.

Posted on Apr 02, 2012

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Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto surpasses $1 billion raised

At the end of January, Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto surpassed $1 billion in contributions.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

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Tanz Centre passes halfway mark

With $17 million raised, U of T’s Tanz Centre is halfway to its $31 million campaign goal.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

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Faculty of Law celebrates the launch of a $53-million building campaign

More than 200 alumni and friends of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law gathered to celebrate the launch of a $53-million building campaign.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012

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Breaking ground for Goldring

Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of benefactors, the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport will open in early 2015.

Posted on Feb 07, 2012

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President David Naylor’s keynote address November 20, 2011

The following speech was delivered by President David Naylor at the launch event for Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto, on November 20, 2011.

Posted on Dec 05, 2011

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Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto launched with celebration at Convocation Hall

Nearly 1,000 alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff gathered in Convocation Hall on Sunday, November 20 for a special event marking the start of the public phase of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign—the University’s third in the last 30 years.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

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View the campaign video

Watch the video introducing Boundless, the campaign for the University of Toronto.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011

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