1. mathking606's Avatar
    Wilfrid Laurier University names business school for Mike Lazaridis - The Globe and Mail

    I just thought this was something positive to share with the community at this time.

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    09-08-15 09:01 AM
  2. KermEd's Avatar
    Nice! I was worried this would be an attempt to troll. Good news, thanks for sharing.

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    09-08-15 09:06 AM
  3. early2bed's Avatar
    If you have made a significant amount of money in business then a good way to leave a legacy is to make a big enough contribution that you get a business school named after you.
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    09-08-15 09:26 AM
  4. SunshineStateFlyer's Avatar
    However, there's a certain amount of bitter taste to that.

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    09-08-15 09:33 AM
  5. TGR1's Avatar
    If you have made a significant amount of money in business then a good way to leave a legacy is to make a big enough contribution that you get a business school named after you.
    $20 million. That is unfortunately the way schools must go to get the funding for building. Not to be too cynical but I suppose Waterloo would have cost too much.

    I wonder if Mike L would also like to get a physics or engineering or science building named after him. He is truly a bright guy.
    09-08-15 11:06 AM
  6. jojo beaconsfield's Avatar
    Great, I think everyone loves Mike.lol

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    09-08-15 02:01 PM
  7. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    The irony.
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    09-08-15 02:57 PM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    $20 million. That is unfortunately the way schools must go to get the funding for building. Not to be too cynical but I suppose Waterloo would have cost too much.

    I wonder if Mike L would also like to get a physics or engineering or science building named after him. He is truly a bright guy.
    $150m and yet no name.
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    09-08-15 03:01 PM
  9. ALToronto's Avatar
    Mike was U of Waterloo chancellor for a few years, I don't know if he still is. I don't think his ego is so big that it's important for him to have buildings or research facilities named after him. Everyone at UW knows that the place wouldn't exist without RIM, yet there's no overt promotion of BlackBerry products. Maybe a missed opportunity, maybe a preference for a low-key presence.

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    09-09-15 10:04 AM
  10. TGR1's Avatar
    Mike was U of Waterloo chancellor for a few years, I don't know if he still is. I don't think his ego is so big that it's important for him to have buildings or research facilities named after him. Everyone at UW knows that the place wouldn't exist without RIM, yet there's no overt promotion of BlackBerry products. Maybe a missed opportunity, maybe a preference for a low-key presence.

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    Good Lord, hardly. Waterloo was among the pioneers in computing back in the 80s.
    09-09-15 10:09 AM
  11. ALToronto's Avatar
    Good Lord, hardly. Waterloo was among the pioneers in computing back in the 80s.
    I should have said 'would be a less prominent school'. RIM's generous support has made it Canada's premier university in computer science and engineering. It's the only university in Canada that has a math faculty (which includes Computer Science), and gives out B.Math and M.Math degrees.

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    09-09-15 11:33 PM
  12. wilber1's Avatar
    Very smart and generous man give money to other causes also like Stratford Festival Theater .
    09-10-15 05:38 AM

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