Fellowship provides executive mentorship 

 

With 52 years of experience in business—directing the growth of his investment management firm Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. to become one of the largest and most successful in Canada—Stephen Jarislowsky has garnered an incredible wealth of knowledge about how the world works.            

His gift of $1 million to establish the Jarislowsky Fellowship in Business Management at the U of C grows out of his belief that by providing students access to professionals—and their real world successes and failures—the university will increase the depth and breadth of the learning experience.          

“I believe that one of Canada’s mediocrities is in university education and we can’t compete with top schools in the U.S. or Europe,” said Jarislowsky. “Since I am overeducated, with three degrees and I taught at McGill, I feel a very strong need to help build education centres.”

Though he lives in Montreal, Jarislowsky chose to support this fellowship at the U of C. He knows that as one of Canada’s fastest growing business centres, Calgary has lots of executives with unique expertise just waiting to be passed on to students.

Jarislowsky’s passion for education has resulted in the establishment, through The Jarislowsky Foundation, of 20 endowed chairs in a variety of disciplines such as medicine, finance, art history, public sector management, conflict and religion at various universities throughout Canada.

Jarislowsky has been well recognized for his many business and philanthropic activities. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada and L’Ordre National du Quebec, as well as Honorary LLDs from Queens, University of Alberta, Universite de Montreal, McMasterUniversity, ConcordiaUniversity, AssumptionUniversity and L’Univeriste Laval. He also holds the International Entrepreneur Award from the University of Manitoba and has been inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

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