BSIA receives $5M donation to establish Technology Governance Initiative


The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)”a collaboration between Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo”has received a $5M donation from the Balsillie Family Fund. The donation will be used to establish the Technology Governance Initiative (TGI). The TGI will include the development of The Balsillie Scholars Program; the establishment of an annual Balsillie Survey; the publication of the Technology Governance Case Study series; and student-focused initiatives such as a Technology Governance Summer School, internship support, and an annual student symposium. “[I]t allows the Balsillie School to not only leverage Waterloo’s strengths in technology but also facilitates the kind of transformative outcomes that can only be achieved when leading researchers approach problems through the diverse disciplinary lenses,” said UWaterloo AVP, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Jeff Casello.

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