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
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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
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Peter and Melanie Munk provide a historic $35 million to support the new Munk School of Global Affairs

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

Sept. 2012
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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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