CEIE Donor Testimonials

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The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) has been brought to life thanks to the generosity and vision of donors like you. By supporting this project you are:

  • Enhancing the capacity of our Faculty.
  • Accelerating the thriving culture of innovation and engineering entrepreneurship at
    U of T and in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Helping to lay the foundation for the future prosperity of our city, our province and our country.

We thank the alumni and friends who have provided stories about their inspiration for supporting the CEIE. Please consider sharing your story by clicking the link below. The CEIE is a place in which you can take enormous pride in helping to create.

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Words from our community of CEIE donors

When the Engineering Society was discussing the donation, not one person ever questioned: Why would we give to support the student experience when we will no longer be on campus as students? It was never a consideration for anyone.

I think the more that you do outside of the classroom, the more you see the impact of alumni donations and their generosity. We all understood the impact that alumni had on us when we were still in school, so for us to be able to give back to future generations was really a no-brainer.

Mauricio Curbelo (CivE 1T4), former EngSoc president

My husband and I decided to donate to the CEIE Tables and Benches Campaign because our son is in the Engineering Science program. We believe that it is important to continue to invest to maintain the strong international ranking of this program. It was our way of supporting Canada’s best. 

Patricia Meredith

Great societies are built on health care, the liberal arts and education. When I thought about how best I could contribute I thought of U of T Engineering, which offers an outstanding education.

When I was studying engineering at U of T, some of the buildings were old and creaky. So, I know the value of great infrastructure. The buildings the students have now, like the Lassonde Mining Building, are a sea change compared to what I had, but we need more buildings like that.

George Myhal (IndE 7T8), Chair, U of T Engineering Campaign Executive Committee

The simple matter is that I wanted to support U of T, in particular the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, in moving forward and staying ahead of the competition. I’m glad that I can help.

Looking back, I was able to apply what I had learned during my undergraduate and master’s degrees in engineering to another role in finance. It was a good training experience for me and I really appreciate what I was taught. This is only a token of appreciation to the Faculty and the University for giving me the chance to learn and for making me a better person.

My donation also gives me an opportunity to commemorate my late father, who passed away in 1985. He gave me the support, both financially and spiritually, during what I call the ‘difficult years’ of study. It was a hard time and his support was really important to me.

Henry Wu (EngSci 7T5, ChemE MASc 7T9)