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Thursday September 25th, 2014

Posted at 5:01pm

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Ron Joyce, Chairman of the Joyce Foundation, today announced a $10M gift in support of students at the University of Windsor. The gift will enable the creation of the Ed Lumley Bursary, in recognition of Chancellor Lumley’s commitment to the University of Windsor and the Windsor-Essex community.

The bursary will provide a maximum of $8,000 a year throughout four years of study to students from Windsor-Essex who, because of financial hardship, might not otherwise be able to attend university. A number of awards will be offered annually, making the Ed Lumley Bursary the most significant student support endowment in UWindsor history.

UWindsor President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Wildeman says the donation is an extraordinary gift in support of students. “We are deeply grateful to Ron Joyce and his foundation, and are indebted to Chancellor Lumley for never forgetting his roots in Windsor-Essex and his belief in the power of education. I also thank the faculty and staff who with our Chancellor helped design the Ed Lumley Bursary to ensure that it identifies students in high schools who have financial need and a desire to go to university, and that it includes mentoring support.”

President Wildeman also announced that the University’s new innovation centre on Wyandotte Street, a large portion of which is dedicated to space to support student entrepreneurs, will be named The Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre.

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