Thursday evening is shaping up to be a historic night for York University. Its Faculty of Science & Engineering will host a special celebration that will see a major funding gift from a York alumnus and another major donation from a member of York’s community announced at Toronto’s Casa Loma. The event will also recognize Faculty members and researchers.
The evening’s theme, “Imagine What’s Next”, will showcase the success of the Faculty and reveal exciting new programs and initiatives for future students at York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering.
“Tonight is going to be very special,” says Janusz Kozinski, dean of York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering and one of the event’s co-hosts.
“Tremendous news will be coming out of this evening that will see a major funding donation from one of York’s own alumnus, ongoing funding support from one of York’s very dear friends, and recognition of our own Faculty and research community for all the contributions they have made to our students and the York community.”
Guests will also be invited to participate in a press-conference style Q&A session, discussing the impact these announcements will have on the Faculty’s future.
Nick Czernkovich, CBC TV’s meteorologist and York University alumnus, will emcee the session. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask a panel of special guests questions about the future of York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering and the new programs and initiatives being announced.
“The support for this very special evening has been overwhelming,” says Kozinski. “If someone asks me to ‘imagine what is next’ for York and the Faculty, I know that the best is yet to come.”
Everyone in attendance will be asked to sign a Media Wall celebrating the evening.