UWO students donate $100 million to alma mater

January 24, 2008

Yesterday, students at the University of Western Ontario and its affiliated colleges pledged $86 million over the next 30 years to support the new Western Sports & Recreation Centre, and $15 million for grad and undergrad bursaries. The $15 million will be matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support, creating about 650 annual bursaries worth $2,000 each. This is the largest donation ever made by a student body to a Canadian university. USC president Tom Stevenson says the students wanted to help ensure Western can continue to offer "Canada's best student experience."