RIM founder donates $21 million to uWaterloo

February 8, 2012

Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis and his wife Ophelia have announced a $21-million gift to the University of Waterloo's science and math faculties. Half of the $20-million pledge to the science faculty will contribute to funding 2 senior research chairs in science in the areas of condensed matter and astrophysics. The remaining $10 million allocated to the faculty will help fund the construction of an expansion of the new science facility. The math faculty will receive $1 million toward scholarships covering full university expenses for 4 years of study. With this gift, donations to uWaterloo from Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis exceed $123 million. uWaterloo News Release