Chancellor makes $1 million donation

Outgoing University of Calgary senate chancellor Joanne Cuthbertson and her husband, Board of Governors vice-chair Charlie Fischer, announced their donation of $1 million to the U of C for a new student services facility.

The Chancellor Cuthbertson Centre for Student Success will open early 2011 as part of the Taylor Family Library. The centre aims to provide several methods of learning support and resources to students, such as research skills and assistance with writing.

“Our intent is for it to be a bright, welcoming oasis for students in the campus’ new hub,” said Cuthbertson, who wants to see U of C students on the leading edge of generating innovative concepts and ideas.

Cuthbertson, who graduated from the U of C in 1973 with a degree in education, has served as chancellor at the school since 2006. Her replacement will be elected by the U of C senate later in June.

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