>From: YUFA in solidarity with CUPE 3903 [mailto:YUFA-CUPE@YorkU.CA]On
>Behalf Of Joy Mannette
>Sent: January 9, 2001 10:31 AM
>Subject: $$$$support for grad students
>"Mister Rogers", by Jennifer Wells. TORONTO LIFE. January 2001: 70-78.
>While The York administration has been busy demolishing the university, U
>of T and Ryerson received $25 million and $10 million respectively from
>"Safwat Zaky is chair of what is now the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department
>of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 'A gift of this size in many ways
>shows how the department is viewed outside, that this is a place of high
>quality,' he says. The majority of the University of Toronto funds will be
>focused on the graduate school, $14 million in graduate scholarships at a
>time when business is vacuuming up undergraduate students at appealing
>salaries. 'It's very important for us to offer a reasonable level of
>support for students to complete their master's, their PhDs,' says Zaky.
>'The country needs that. The university needs that. The students are the
>lifeblood of the operation.'"