Concordia Receives $5.6-Million Gift to Spark Creative Minds; Largest Gift Ever to Quebec-Based Fine Arts Faculty
Concordia has received the largest gift in Quebec history towards a university-based fine arts faculty. The Peter N. Thomson Family Trust has given $5.6-million to Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts to support students in three key areas: graduate scholarships, field school awards and an art innovation fund.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190314005612/en/
Concordia University in Montreal, QC, is among the world's top 100 universities in the Art and Design category, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. (Photo: Business Wire)
Before his death in 2011, Montreal native and Bahamas resident Peter N. Thomson began discussing a bequest with his family. He wanted to donate a substantial part of his wealth towards deserving students, emerging artists and young entrepreneurs. He entrusted each of his children with the honor of recommending the institutions and programs they thought best matched his wishes.
His stepdaughter, Leslie Raenden, chose Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts as beneficiary. “I think Peter would have taken great pride in knowing that we now have a home for his ideas,” says Raenden. “Concordia felt like a good place to connect what he wanted. How better can you promote and help an artist other than through a place like Concordia? I hope students will remember that they benefited from this gift and one day themselves give back.”
- Watch a video on the impact of this gift: http://bit.ly/CUPeterNThomson
- Hear Concordia’s Fine Arts dean and nine chairs on the importance of philanthropy: http://bit.ly/CUThomsonGift
This exceptional gift to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now will allow the creation of:
- 7 annual Peter N. Thomson Family Graduate Scholarships, for master’s or doctorate-level students, valued at $20,000 each.
- 30 Peter N. Thomson Family Field School Awards to allow students to embark on cultural immersion experiences around the world.
- A Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund to help initiate large-scale, signature projects that allow students and faculty to push their ideas beyond the classroom or studio into the cultural landscape of Montreal, Canada and the world.
“This gift from the Peter N. Thomson Family Trust is an extraordinary gesture,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard. “We are deeply grateful to the family trust for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and to create amazing and wonderful artistic experiences for our community.”
“A very important aspect of this gift is that it gives us autonomy, mobility and responsiveness,” says Rebecca Duclos, dean of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts. “Support from the Peter N. Thomson Family Trust offers a clear signal that what is happening in Fine Arts right now matters enormously to people both inside and outside our university.”
About Peter N. Thomson:
In the late 1950s, Peter N. Thomson inherited the original Power Corporation of Canada (POW-T). The Montreal-based diversified international management and holding company was co-founded by his father; Peter N. Thomson became president and chairman in 1962. Thomson remained at the helm of Power Corporation of Canada until it was sold in 1968. Throughout his lifetime, he sat on more than 80 corporate boards, including at RBC and Caribbean Utilities. Thomson moved to the Bahamas with his wife, Linda Grace Thomson, in 1977, and spent most of his remaining life there, although he often returned to Montreal.
About Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts:
Concordia is among the world’s top 100 universities in the Art and Design category, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Our alumni and professors have earned almost every important arts distinction: Tonys, Pulitzers, Junos, Prix Iris, Grammys, Sobeys, Prix du Québec and Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Our Faculty of Fine Arts features:
- 9 departments
- 60 programs
- 117 full-time faculty
- 200 part-time faculty
- 3,100 undergraduate students
- 500 graduate students
- 17,600 alumni worldwide
Senior Advisor, Public Affairs and Deputy Spokesperson
Tel.: 514-848-2424, ext. 2518
Director of communications
Advancement and Alumni Relations
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 4977
Cell phone: 514-710-7819
@Concordia @ConcordiaAlumni @CU_FineArts
Om Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
Elliott Statement on Uniper21.5.2019 12:04:00 CEST | Pressemelding
In advance of Uniper SE’s (“Uniper” or the “Company”) Annual General Meeting tomorrow, Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited has decided to withdraw its proposed resolution to instruct management to prepare a lawful domination agreement with the Company’s largest shareholder Fortum Oyj. About Elliott Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $34 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds’ investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, and employees of the firm. Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited is an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190521005515/en/ Contact information London Sarah Rajani CFA Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited +44 (0) 20 3009 1475 srajani@
Rockefeller Capital Management Launches UCITS Funds Based on its Equity ESG Strategies21.5.2019 12:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Rockefeller Capital Management today announced that its asset management business, Rockefeller Asset Management, is now offering its long-standing equity investment capabilities that fully integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research to European investors with the launch of a UCITS regulated fund structure. The first UCITS funds, seeded by prominent, long-term European institutional investors, are the Rockefeller Global ESG Equity Fund and the Rockefeller U.S. ESG Equity Fund (the “Funds”). The Funds are available to institutional and retail investors, featuring a founders’ share class for larger early-stage investors, and are available for passporting into many European countries. With investment roots in the U.S. dating back over 135 years and more than 30 years of experience in global equity investing, Rockefeller is a pioneer in combining a global investment view with a framework of rigorous fundamental research that incorporates ESG analysis. Rockefeller’s history
Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment Program Completes First Successful Application21.5.2019 09:07:00 CEST | Pressemelding
As concessionaire of the Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program, Henley & Partners is pleased to note the successful completion of the first citizenship-by-investment application in the country. Henley & Partners has over 20 years of experience in strategic consulting, working with sovereign states around the globe in the design, set-up, and operation of the world’s most respected investment migration programs. The completion of the first citizenship-by-investment application process in Moldova clearly illustrates the features that are at the core of the MCBI program: impressive efficiency and a firm commitment to best practice. Within a three-month window, applicants are thoroughly screened in a multi-stage due diligence process that ensures only highly credible international investors are granted Moldovan citizenship. There are currently over 30 applications in process, which is a testament to the international investment community’s growing appreciation of the value of the
comforte AG Launches New Payments Industry Data Security Solution21.5.2019 08:50:00 CEST | Pressemelding
comforte AG today announced its Data Security Solution and Practice for the Payments Industry. The solution is making its debut at Card Forum 2019, the annual gathering of card and payment executives from the industry’s leading issuers, networks, retailers and innovators. Card Forum 2019 is being held this week in New Orleans. comforte AG has over a decade of history working with payment service providers (PSPs) to achieve compliance with data security regulations, in particular PCI DSS, as well as with more recent legislation such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Our new solution will provide PSPs with enterprise-grade data security that not only fulfills key requirements of existing regulations, but will also help them to prepare for PSD2, which comes into effect in September of this year. PSD2 and open banking offer PSPs numerous opportunities to generate additional revenue, reduce costs, and increase marke
Lion/Gem Luxembourg 3 S.a.r.l. Announce Second Quarter Results for FY 201921.5.2019 08:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
The Second Quarter Results for FY19 (to 30 September 2019) for Lion/Gem Luxembourg 3 S.a.r.l. (associated with Young’s Seafood Limited) will be made available on our Investor Relations website on May 21, 2019. The Second Quarter Results for FY19 call for investors that accompanies this information is scheduled to take place at 13:00 BST on May 21, 2019. The Second Quarter covers the quarter to 30 March 2019; the financial year end for Lion/Gem Luxembourg 3 S.a.r.l. is September 30, 2019. For further information: If you are an investor or a potential investor in the 8¼%/ 9% Senior PIK Notes due 2019, of Lion/Gem Luxembourg 3 S.a.r.l., and would like access to this information, please register your interest on our Investor Relations website: https://youngsseafood.co.uk/investors/. If you have any questions about the registration process or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Nicholas Donnelly, Communications Manager at Young’s Seafood: nicholas.donnelly@youngsseaf
Arthur D. Little: Nord Stream 2 Provides Economic Benefits, Generates Innovation and Helps to Develop Contractors’ Businesses21.5.2019 08:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
The second part of a recent report from Arthur D. Little (ADL) – “Nord Stream 2 economic impact in the construction phase” – analyzes the economic effects (job creation and GDP) of the ongoing project to build two new gas pipelines from Russia to Germany. The report, which is a follow-up to an earlier report created in 2017, analyzes the current status of project investment and concludes that the total economic benefit to the European Union (EU) represents €9.9 billion for building the pipelines. In comparison to the first report (2017), which was carried out in the procurement phase, more than twice as much CAPEX has now been committed and spent in several EU and non-EU countries now that the project is in the middle of construction. More than 1,000 contractors from all over Europe and Russia are contributing to the realization of the project. This includes both large international firms providing materials or construction services and small enterprises providing expert services. Furt