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Home Smart Home

Professor Alex Mihailidis is designing an “intelligent” house that will help dementia sufferers

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By Grand Design

A $14-million gift from John and Myrna Daniels will transform the Faculty of Architecture

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A Nobel Gesture

Dr. Oliver Smithies has created a visiting lectureship to inspire students

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Raising the Bar

Law grad Cathy Spoel provides a boost for track and field

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U of T Launches School of Public Health

$20-million gift from Paul Dalla Lana creates new medical hub

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Rotman Roars Ahead

Key donors provide $28 million for programs and expansion

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Stage Presence

Janet Bessey’s gift will help preserve Hart House Theatre’s role on campus

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A Scientist’s Legacy

Toronto group creates scholarship in honour of Marie Curie Sklodowska

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Scholarship Will Support New Canadians

Thillart Family Scholarship in Management recognizes the challenges new immigrants face

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Varsity Track Gets New Name

The Davenport Family Foundation supports Varsity Centre campaign in memory of John L. Davenport

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Tanenbaums Create Engineering Scholarships

Tanenbaums pledge $1 million to support admission scholarships in the Department of Civil Engineering

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Donor Supports “Helping” Disciplines

Nora Post decided to donate to U of T where her money would make the greatest impact for students

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Donating BCE Shares Yields Tax Benefit

U of T and donor benefit from donated shares

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History Professor Creates Holocaust Essay Prize

Endowed essay prize recognizes academic excellence in Holocaust Studies

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Social Work Receives $15 Million

Faculty renamed in honour of Lynn Factor and Sheldon Inwentash

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Goldrings Give $15.1 Million to Varsity, Victoria, Soldiers’ Tower

Gift to Varsity will support the construction of centre for high-performance sport

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The Complete Cowboy Junkies

Media Commons collection spans 20 years of Canadian band’s history

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Public Policy’s Crucial Role

Paul Cadario has given $1 million to support scholarships and a visiting fellowship at the School of Public Policy

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Hal Jackman Doubles Gift to the Humanities

Largest commitment ever by an individual to the humanities at a Canadian university

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Ms. Patten’s Opus

Donation from Governing Council chair will refurbish Con Hall organ

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Band of Brothers

Fraternity sets up scholarship from house proceeds

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Out of the Blue

$1.5-million gift surprises Emmanuel College principal Peter Wyatt

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To Our Health

$10 million Bloomberg gift will transform nursing faculty

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The Constant Donor

Guy Mills contributes to the National Scholarship program every year

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Friends of the Library

Heggie bequest will support the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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Building a Better Heart

Milligan gift will fund graduate fellowships in biomedical engineering

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Making Peace

Donation gives students of social change opportunity to work in Sri Lanka

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Alumni Leave Their Mark on Con Hall

Mirvishes dedicate three seats

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A Grand Gesture

New scholarship will support students of classical piano

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Toronto Developer Backs Future Urban Designers

Students will travel to Latin American cities to gain new perspectives

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Munk Centre Receives $5 Million Endowment

Gift will create new programs

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$3.5-Million Gift to Economics

Fortune-building Ira Gluskin honours father, Max

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He’s Our Man

Leonard Cohen contributes parts of his past to U of T library

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Taking Stock

New federal rules allow donors to give stock without tax

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MDS and Rotman Create $30,000 Award for Leadership

MDS Inc. honours its past president and CEO with leadership award for incoming Rotman student

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The Origins of English

Grant will support research and writing of dictionary entries for the earliest English words

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Good Karma

Buddhist group Tung Lin Kok Yuen, gives $4 million to U of T

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Embracing Korea

Centre for Korean Students established with $3.2-million gift from the Korea Foundation

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Cinema Studies Turns 30

Producer Robert Lantos helps Innis mark milestone by chairing the college’s $7-million fundraising campaign

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Fostering Leaders in Law

Gift from former chairman of Blake, Cassels & Graydon’s, creates scholarships for engineering and law

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An Island History

Gift to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library honours of former UC principal

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Alumni Launch Campaign to Restore Convocation Hall

UTAA hopes its gift serves as a catalyst for other donations

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Hats Off to Nurses

Bluma Appel’s donation will provide nursing students with infectious disease training

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The Evolution of Medicine

Donation creates the Pauline M.H. Mazumdar Chair in the History of Medicine

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Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies Receives $1 Million

Centre receives its largest donation since the undergraduate program was founded

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Help for Scarborough Students

New UTSC scholarships support students interested in women’s issues

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Renowned Scholar Joins Dentistry

Nobel Biocare Chair in Prosthodontics

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Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Saturday Night Live creator remembers Hart House Theatre

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Stepping Up

HSBC Bank Canada Steps to University program opens the door to post-secondary education

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New Home for University College Students

Russell and Katherine Morrison’s gift to student life on campus

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Bringing Good Skills to Life

Academic Skills Centre at the University of Toronto at Mississauga receives gift from three community partners

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Seeds of Hope

Gift to U of T will help students make the most of their opportunity

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Learning to Lead

Seminars and workshops bring alumni back share their expertise with students

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A Farewell Gift to Last Forever

Award named in honour of Interim President, Frank Iacobucci

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Learning about Learning

The Institute of Child Study kicks off a fundraising campaign as it marks 80 years

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Science Librarianship Established at UTM

AstraZeneca Canada provides $250,000 for reference librarian

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Educating CEOs

Centre for Integrative Thinking gets $10-million boost from Marcel Desautels

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A Divine Campaign

Gift will create the Margaret E. Fleck Chair in Anglican Studies

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A Room of Her Own

Law faculty will name a room after Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella

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Fantastic Voyage

High school students made a birchbark canoe and sent it to U of T

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Goldrings Give $15.1 Million to Varsity, Victoria, Soldiers’ Tower

Gift to Varsity will support the construction of centre for high-performance sport

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Chair Named for Frank Gehry

$2-million endowment supports International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design

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A Room of Her Own

Law faculty will name a room after Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella

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By Grand Design

A $14-million gift from John and Myrna Daniels will transform the Faculty of Architecture

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Alumni Launch Campaign to Restore Convocation Hall

UTAA hopes its gift serves as a catalyst for other donations

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U of T Launches School of Public Health

$20-million gift from Paul Dalla Lana creates new medical hub

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Faculty of Medicine Honours Surgeon

Dr. Bernard Langer created the surgeon scientist program

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Social Work Receives $15 Million

Faculty renamed in honour of Lynn Factor and Sheldon Inwentash

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Hal Jackman Doubles Gift to the Humanities

Largest commitment ever by an individual to the humanities at a Canadian university

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MDS and Rotman Create $30,000 Award for Leadership

MDS Inc. honours its past president and CEO with leadership award for incoming Rotman student

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New Home for University College Students

Russell and Katherine Morrison’s gift to student life on campus

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Varsity Track Gets New Name

The Davenport Family Foundation supports Varsity Centre campaign in memory of John L. Davenport

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Beating Kidney Disease

Endowed chairs in nephrology aim to improve lives of two million Canadians affected by kidney disease

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Home Smart Home

Professor Alex Mihailidis is designing an “intelligent” house that will help dementia sufferers

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Public Policy’s Crucial Role

Paul Cadario has given $1 million to support scholarships and a visiting fellowship at the School of Public Policy

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Munk Centre Receives $5 Million Endowment

Gift will create new programs

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Double the Money

Savvy investor leaves $1 million to U of T

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$3.5-Million Gift to Economics

Fortune-building Ira Gluskin honours father, Max

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Building a Better Heart

Milligan gift will fund graduate fellowships in biomedical engineering

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The Complete Cowboy Junkies

Media Commons collection spans 20 years of Canadian band’s history

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Life Before Shakespeare

Records of Early English Drama marks milestone at U of T

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Band of Brothers

Fraternity sets up scholarship from house proceeds

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An Investment with Kick

Football team asks business and community leaders to “adopt” players

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It’s Never Too Late

76-year-old grad receives doctorate, establishes award in Italian Studies

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Compete and Prosper

Rotman creates the J. Douglas and Ruth Grant Chair in Competitiveness

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A Divine Campaign

Gift will create the Margaret E. Fleck Chair in Anglican Studies

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He’s Our Man

Leonard Cohen contributes parts of his past to U of T library

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Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies Receives $1 Million

Centre receives its largest donation since the undergraduate program was founded

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Lessons of the Holocaust

Chancellor emerita establishes chair in Holocaust Studies

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Restoring One Spadina

$1-million gift from a Toronto businessman will help create a state-of-the-art academic facility

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Total Support for TYP

Staff of the Transitional Year Programme create award for students

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Stepping Up

HSBC Bank Canada Steps to University program opens the door to post-secondary education

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Hats Off to Nurses

Bluma Appel’s donation will provide nursing students with infectious disease training

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Tanenbaums Create Engineering Scholarships

Tanenbaums pledge $1 million to support admission scholarships in the Department of Civil Engineering

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Raising the Bar

Law grad Cathy Spoel provides a boost for track and field

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The Evolution of Medicine

Donation creates the Pauline M.H. Mazumdar Chair in the History of Medicine

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Heart and Soul

$1-million gift in honour of bank chairman will support scholarships at Rotman

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The Case of the Generous Mystery Writer

Author donates her manuscripts to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Saturday Night Live creator remembers Hart House Theatre

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Help for Scarborough Students

New UTSC scholarships support students interested in women’s issues

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Out of the Blue

$1.5-million gift surprises Emmanuel College principal Peter Wyatt

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The Spirit of Sacrifice

Award is granted annually to a female Innis student who contributes the most to the community

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Embracing Korea

Centre for Korean Students established with $3.2-million gift from the Korea Foundation

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Bringing Good Skills to Life

Academic Skills Centre at the University of Toronto at Mississauga receives gift from three community partners

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Toronto Developer Backs Future Urban Designers

Students will travel to Latin American cities to gain new perspectives

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A Farewell Gift to Last Forever

Award named in honour of Interim President, Frank Iacobucci

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Scholarship Will Support New Canadians

Thillart Family Scholarship in Management recognizes the challenges new immigrants face

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Pachter Moose Takes Up Residence

Art gift to Graduate House residence

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The Origins of English

Grant will support research and writing of dictionary entries for the earliest English words

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Fostering Leaders in Law

Gift from former chairman of Blake, Cassels & Graydon’s, creates scholarships for engineering and law

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Terrence Donnelly’s “Nobel Factory”

$8-million gift will create post-genomic research centre

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Stage Presence

Janet Bessey’s gift will help preserve Hart House Theatre’s role on campus

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In Support of Multiculturalism

Researchers to study how new immigrants overcome difficulties and settle in Canada

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“My Beloved Department”

Donation will support research, faculty and fellowships in plastic surgery

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I’m Fine, Please Send Money

Parents Fund has raised more than $300,000 for student resources

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An Island History

Gift to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library honours of former UC principal

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Good Karma

Buddhist group Tung Lin Kok Yuen, gives $4 million to U of T

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Alumni Leave Their Mark on Con Hall

Mirvishes dedicate three seats

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Help for Palliative Care and Pain Control

Donations establish new professorship at U of T

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The Ghost of Business Past

Chair in business history will examine the evolution of commerce in Canada

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