Yesterday at Convocation Hall, the University of Toronto announced the public phase of a comprehensive fundraising campaign — the University’s third such campaign in the last 30 years. The campaign's goal is $2 billion; this is the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian university history.
The celebratory event featured videos highlighting the stories of faculty, students and alumni. These videos can now be see on the campaign website, and they include spotlights on DCS faculty members Geoffrey Hinton and Ron Baecker, alumnus Anand Agarawala, and Baecker's TAGlab project, "MyVoice".
"Boundless" has been chosen as the theme of the campaign, reflecting many of the facets of today’s University of Toronto: for what it says about the hopes and aspirations of the University’s international community of students and alumni; for extending the impact of its teaching and research mission, across boundaries of knowledge and borders; and for the powerfully global perspective of a University community rooted in and reflecting one of the world’s most diverse urban regions.
“Ultimately, the support that so many have generously provided, and the support we are seeking in the years ahead, is in aid of a narrative,” said President Naylor. “A narrative of hope, of questioning, of imagining and above all, unlocking the boundless potential of the next generation to make the world a better place.”
See the U of T campaign website here. Give to the Department of Computer Science here.