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The Calculus of Giving

  Drafting her estate plans to include funding for a series of U of T Engineering scholarships seemed like the most natural thing in the world to Nancy Hill (CivE 8T1). But then she began working out the details and found it strange to be contemplating her mortality. “Being a lawyer, I knew how I would… Read more »

Pure Altruism

  By the time Dr. Phillip “Rocky” Simmons (ChemE 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T8, Honorary Doctorate 1T2) left U of T Engineering, his parents were in serious debt. Simmons has never forgotten that financial obligation, that sacrifice and the education that bought it. And he’s never taken it for granted. That’s why he and his… Read more »

Making It Easier to Stay in School

William (Bill) Dowkes (ChemE 6T2) has spent countless hours reviewing student applications for financial assistance. He knows better than most how a cash infusion at the right time can make the difference between graduating and dropping out. That’s why Dowkes, who graduated from the University of Toronto in 1962 with his BASc in Chemical Engineering, established… Read more »



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