Our donors

Mr. Stephen A. Jarislowsky

Mr. Stephen A. Jarislowsky portrait

The Global Engagement Seminar has been made possible by the leadership and generosity of and the Jarislowsky Foundation.

Mr. Jarislowsky is keen to invest in programs that allow students from diverse areas to come together to discuss and think critically about the issues facing the world today, and to work collaboratively, alongside top experts and mentors – Jarislowsky Fellows - to help address these issues in a comprehensive and multi-faceted manner.

Paul Desmarais, Jr., O.C., O.Q.  

Paul Desmarais Jr portrait

Mr. Desmarais believes in supporting and inspiring the future leaders and innovators our country so urgently needs.  The Global Engagement Seminar will empower students to understand contemporary challenges in a global context and identify solutions through an interdisciplinary approach. The Desmarais Family Summit will showcase learning, reflection and dialogue to inspire action for transformative change.

Support for this program has also been provided by the Estate of Mary N. Bales.