University of Toronto president David Naylor and alumna Daisy Ho visited Hong Kong last week to launch the Asia-Pacific branch of the university’s Boundless Campaign.

The launch, celebrated with a gala event in Hong Kong, featured two major contributions to the Campaign: a donation of $2 million from Daisy Ho herself, and gift of $4 million from an anonymous donor.

Ms. Ho’s donation will be used to fund a new scholarship award, the Award for Emerging Leaders, which will reward strong international students who are attending the Rotman School of Management. Her donation will also support a new undergraduate program that will encourage Chinese relations through China-based research projects and student exchanges.

The $4 million was donated in order to establish a Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies at University College. The Chair will ultimately be part of a new awareness program that emphasizes the contributions of Chinese Canadians on campus and in Canada.

Boundless: the Campaign for the University of Toronto is U of T’s major funding campaign, and is used to support the university’s goals and endeavours. Currently, the university has raised $1.12 billion out of a $2 billion goal, with $17 million being raised in the Asia-Pacific Region.

— Jerico Espinas

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