BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis pledges $20M to Wilfrid Laurier University program

Waterloo. BlackBerry founder and philanthropist Mike Lazaridis has pledged $20 million to Wilfrid Laurier University located in Waterloo, ON, to create a management institute that will support the growth of a globally competitive technology industry in Canada.
The Ontario government is providing $15 million to support the initiative, announced in last Thursday’s provincial budget.
Together, this $35-million investment in Laurier represents a shared vision in which Lazaridis, the province and the university are working together to strengthen Ontario’s high-tech industry by improving the managerial leadership of Canadian technology enterprises.

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