CMS and DOE receive major donations

January 22, 2013 by Communications

The Centre for Medieval Studies and the Dictionary of Old English are very grateful for the major donations they have recently received. Thanks to a $500,000 donation from the Honourable Hal Jackman on behalf of his wife, Maruja, the Dictionary of Old English is one step closer to completing its goal of identifying and defining every word in the English language as it was written from CE 600-1150. For more on this generous gift see here.

Moreover, Professor Norman Zacour has designated the Centre for Medieval Studies as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy to establish the Norman Zacour Graduate Scholarship in Medieval Studies. This scholarship will be awarded to one or more CMS graduate students based on academic excellence, with preference given to international students. Professor Zacour is a member of the founding generation of the Centre for Medieval Studies and a former director thereof. He is the author of several books on the history of the Crusades.

Last but not least, Professor Arthur George Rigg continues his steadfast support of the Centre for Medieval Studies with a significant bequest intention. Professor Rigg is a renowned Medievalist and longstanding member of the Centre who already has the A.G. Rigg/Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Medieval Studies and the George Rigg Visitorship in Medieval Latin established in his honour.