YorkU, Scotiabank partner on initiatives to support research, EDI

September 15, 2021
York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering and Scotiabank have announced that they have partnered on initiatives to support computer security research and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields. Scotiabank has invested $980K in a variety of initiatives, including YorkU’s Global Financial Crimes Research Fund, Computer Security Program Fund, Kindergarten to Industry Academy, and Helen Carswell STEAM Program for Women. “This contribution reflects the shared commitment of York and Scotiabank to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields and to advancing the ground-breaking work of our researchers in the field of financial crime prevention,” said YorkU President Rhonda Lenton. In recognition of Scotiabank’s gift, YorkU announced the newly renamed Scotiabank Lassonde Financial Crimes Research Initiative, which supports research on global financial crimes. YorkU (ON)