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Engineering Donation Transforms School

In 2005, Mr. Schulich donated $25 million to the University of Calgary. It resulted in the renaming of the Faculty of Engineering and the creation of the Seymour Schulich Scholarships, the largest pool of engineering entrance scholarships in Canada.

Seymour Schulich is a prominent Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur who has donated extensively to universities and health care centres across North America.

Mr. Schulich has also created a $100 million national scholarship for students in science, technology, engineering and math programs. Each year, 75 students receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. Three of those awards are available at the University of Calgary.

 About Seymour Schulich

Mr. Schulich was born in Montreal and received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University. He also obtained a Chartered Financial Analyst degree from the University of Virginia.

Seymour Schulich has more than 40 years of experience in the natural resource business, serving on the boards of numerous oil and mining companies, and many philanthropic organizations. 

He became an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour, in 2012.

“Many successful people arrived at their niche in life through exposure and experimentation in areas that interested them.” --Seymour Schulich, Philanthropist