Business leader and philanthropist Stanley Pauley sparked innovation in the University of Manitoba’s electrical engineering laboratories this year by donating $4 million towards the creation of the Stanley Pauley Centre in the Faculty of Engineering. The Centre will house three major laboratories and will also include a second level mezzanine and space for graduate students, offices and a conference room.
Pauley (BSc (EE)/49), Chairman and CEO of Carpenter Company in Richmond, Virginia, is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering with a major in electrical engineering. In addition to support for the Centre, Pauley has also established the Stanley F. Pauley Award in Electrical Engineering. Pauley’s generosity ensures electrical engineering students, faculty and staff have the best possible tools and facilities needed to succeed.
The Li Ka Shing Foundation made a gift of $1 million to the Shantou University/University of Manitoba Academic Exchange. Established in 1980 by global entrepreneur and philanthropist Li Ka-shing, the Foundation has granted over US$1.6 billion in charitable donations and supports projects that propel social progress and create a cycle of charity in the world through expanding access to quality education. Since this program’s inception, over 100 medical students, researchers and faculty members have participated in this academic exchange, broadening perspectives on one another’s cultures, medical treatments, research and education.
Thirty-five homeless Winnipeggers’ smiles have been transformed thanks to innovator and visionary Gerald Niznick (DMD/66, DSc/02). A dedicated supporter of the University of Manitoba, Niznick donated $500,000 in 2011 to the Faculty of Dentistry to develop and launch the Niznick Overdenture Implant Program. As the largest donation in the faculty’s history, it enabled the faculty to partner with Siloam Mission’s Saul Sair Health Centre, to provide dental implants to patients from Winnipeg’s homeless community. This gift also helps dentistry students develop their skills in working with this pioneering dental implant technology. The Implant Program is the first of its kind and will provide the Faculty of Dentistry with an international leadership position in implant dentistry. In September 2012, Niznick will be recognized for his contributions to oral health medicine, science and education with the Alumni of Distinction Award from the Faculty of Dentistry.
Faculty of Science students have their eye to the future. In 2011/2012, students voted to contribute a total of $1,864,160 through the student referenda. These funds will support three areas: $633,818 to the Faculty of Science Endowment Fund, which supports equipment purchases, conferences and guest lecturers; $577,892.50 for the Science Student Initiative Fund, used to help upgrade facilities; and $652,459.50 to the Science Equipment Fund for the purchase and upgrade of new computer and lab equipment.
The Manitoba Metis Federation gave $350,000 to the Louis Riel Bursaries at the University of Manitoba. This fund supports Metis students who are enrolled full time at the university. There have been nearly 600 recipients of these bursaries since they were established in 2000.
HSBC Bank Canada donated $100,000 to fund an annual award for first-year students in the I.H. Asper School of Business, selected on the basis of academic achievement and community service.
Through her estate, Anne DuMoulin donated $155,503.56 to establish the Anne DuMoulin Bursary in Social Work. This endowed fund will be awarded to full-time students based on academic achievement and financial need.
In 2011/2012 a total of $26,040,194.02 was raised from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, staff and students and their parents.