U of T alumni donate $1M for bursaries for Indigenous Law students

November 29, 2017

The University of Toronto has received a donation of $1M from alumni Norman and Gay Loveland to endow bursaries at the Faculty of Law for Indigenous students. Gay explained that the donation was given as a contribution to the reconciliation process, and as an effort to help right the wrongs in Canada’s history with its Indigenous Peoples. UofT Faculty of Law Manager of Indigenous Initiatives Amanda Carling, who is Métis, added that there is a misconception that all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students get a free ride. “That could not be farther from the truth,” said Carlin, pointing to the debt that students often must take on to earn postsecondary degrees. “We are grateful to the Lovelands for not only their generous financial contribution but also for their genuine interest in, and dedication to, moving this country forward on the path to reconciliation.”

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