UCalgary receives $40M to support arts student entrepreneurship

June 2, 2017

The University of Calgary has received a $40M gift from the Hunter Family Foundation to help arts students launch their own businesses. The funding will be used to develop new curricula, expand entrepreneurial experiences for students, and establish an interdisciplinary hub. The family previously made a $5M pledge to the Haskayne School of Business to establish an entrepreneurship centre in their name. “We were so pleased with the success of the Hunter Centre that we wanted to take it to the whole university,” says Douglas Hunter. UCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon adds that “the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking helps us progress along a path of great interest to our students. We are creating a collision space of ideas and opportunities to help drive the entrepreneurial culture on our campus.” Maclean's | UCalgary | Calgary Herald