UBC receives $5.4M to establish wealth, income inequality centre

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics will establish the James M and Cathleen D Stone Centre on Wealth and Income Inequality, thanks to a $5.4M gift from the James M and Cathleen D Stone Foundation. This centre will pursue research in wealth and income inequality by facilitating collaborations between local and global scholars, providing fellowships and grants, hosting speakers and events, and developing new datasets in collaboration with Statistics Canada. “We are pleased to be the home of the first Stone Centre in Canada, and to be among the distinguished group of institutions partnering with the Foundation,” said UBC President Dr Benoit-Antoine Bacon.