The donation of $4 million from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is a significant contribution to Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
The benefits of this generous gift are profound and far reaching. It supports regular opportunities for scholars from around the world to teach on the Scarborough campus through a Visiting Professor and Lecturer Program, it provides ongoing funding for conferences and public lectures by noted Canadian and international scholars, and it offers student scholarships in Buddhist studies.
Initiatives supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation emphasize multiple perspectives in the study of Buddhist thought and culture, including linkages among history, literature, philosophy, religion, and the visual and performing arts. Within the context of UTSC's multi-disciplinary Department of Historical & Cultural Studies, the The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Gift greatly enhances our offerings in Global Asia Studies, and it continues to support important ongoing conversations about cultural pluralism and diversity within Canadian society.