UVic receives $1M gift to support students

November 20, 2020
The University of Victoria has received a $1M gift from the family of Agamemnon A Kasapi. Kasapi immigrated to Canada with no higher education and founded Kasapi Construction. The gift will fund two student awards: The Agamemnon Kasapi and Family Scholarship, and a second undergraduate scholarship which will recognize outstanding students. “He encouraged us to work to get scholarships, seeing them as interim rewards before the long years of academia would pay off,” said Mario Kasapi, the current president of Kasapi Construction. “Now, through these scholarships, his legacy will be extending that opportunity to students at UVic far into the future.” UVic (BC)