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Humber College receives $30M gift from the Barrett Family Foundation

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The amount will support technology innovation and access to post-secondary education in STEM-related fields.

TORONTO — Humber College is the recipient of a $30 million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation, marking the largest single donation made to an Ontario college. Combined with their donations to Humber’s Unlimited Campaign, the Barrett Family Foundation has given a total of $42 million, making their donation the largest in Canadian college history.

The Foundation’s investment will support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and technology at Humber and will foster a learning environment where students can develop and build digital and innovation skills.

The investment in Humber will provide access to education through over 100 annual scholarships to students entering and continuing their studies in engineering and technology-related degrees and diplomas. Students will also be eligible to receive funding through experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities and skills training grants.

“Humber is a leader in innovation in Ontario and beyond. We are grateful to the Barrett Family Foundation for their shared vision and support for students and our polytechnic model of education. This transformational gift is an investment in the future of Humber students that will strengthen industry, the economy and our communities,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, president and CEO, Humber College. “We’ve seen the results of the Barrett family’s previous acts of generosity, that led to the creation of the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation, and continue to provide invaluable experiences and financial support for Humber students. We look forward to what we can accomplish together next.”



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