YorkU philosophy receives $1-million donation

October 15, 2013

York University’s Department of Philosophy has received $1 million from the Jackman family, the foundation of former Ontario Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman and his wife Maruja. Twothirds of the gift will be used to establish the Philosophy Graduate Awards Endowment, and the remaining money will establish the Philosophy Department Conference Fund, which will be used to host academic conferences, workshops, speakers and other events “that contribute to the academic life of the Department of Philosophy at YorkU.” “Gifts like this are a vote of confidence in our programs and send a strong message that even as we build up other areas of strength, such as engineering, we are committed to a continuing investment in our proud tradition of offering the highest quality liberal arts education at York,” says YorkU President Mamdouh Shoukri. YorkU News Release