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Kathleen Bailie, an anthropology graduate from Woodsworth College (2000), participated in Woodsworth’s GRADitude campaign.

“My 12 years at Woodsworth were wonderful years. Earning a degree at the University of Toronto has broadened my life in so many ways,” she says. “I was fortunate and privileged to take my final course in Jerusalem and I am happy to give something back.”

Sandy Rotman (BA 1975 Woodsworth), a member of the Ontario Heritage Foundation board and wife of businessman and philanthropist Joseph L. Rotman, saw an opportunity to create a win-win situation when she initiated and funded a plan for new gardens at the historic George Brown House on Beverley Street.

Under the direction of Professor Mark Laird, landscape architecture students from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design have planned and developed a garden suitable for this historic property. Students gain experience and, at the same time, help preserve the heritage of the city.

“When something is good, you want to preserve it,” says Mary Goeldner, who graduated this year from the Masters of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) program at U of T Mississauga. She pledged $15,000 over the next three years to the MMPA GRADitude 2000 scholarship program. “The MMPA program is small, and you really get to know the faculty and staff. The people there go the extra mile for you.”

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