Major Gift for Markham Centre Campus to be announced Friday


TORONTO, October 15, 2020 − York University will hold a livestreamed event on Friday morning to celebrate a generous gift that will be dedicated to development of the University’s new Markham Centre Campus.

The livestream will include remarks by: York University President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton; Chancellor Greg Sorbara; Board of Governors Chair Paul Tsaparis; Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti; and the donor.


WHAT: Announcement of major gift for York University’s Markham Centre Campus

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Link to livestream here.

Interviews are available upon request through Media Relations. The livestream will also be available following the event.

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Media contact:
Janice Walls, York University Media Relations, cell 416-455-4710,