Autumn 2015 / Life on Campus
Munk School of Global Affairs Milestones

Timeline highlights philanthropist’s legacy in international studies

Oct. 1997
Peter Munk gives U of T $6.4 million to support the establishment of the Munk Centre for International Studies
Aug. 2000
Official opening of the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College

Sept. 2000
The Asian Institute is founded at the Munk Centre
May 2006
Peter Munk provides a $5-million endowment to support teaching and research
Sept. 2009
The Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies brings its undergraduate program and research to the Munk Centre
April 2010
Peter and Melanie Munk provide a historic $35 million to support the new Munk School of Global Affairs

June 2012
The first students graduate from the Master of Global Affairs program

Sept. 2012
Official opening of the Munk School of Global Affairs’ renovated and restored heritage building at 315 Bloor Street West

May 2013
Global Dialogue on the Future of Iran creates a “digital public square” that skirts Iran’s censors to allow online discussion
Sept. 2013
Launch of Munk One, a program in which first-year students learn in a small seminar setting
Feb. 2014
Munk School’s Citizen Lab is first Canadian group to receive a $1-million MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions
July 2014
More than 4,000 attend a commemoration of the First World War at Varsity Stadium organized by the Munk School

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