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A re-write of Canada’s glacial past: Dr. John England receives Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 7, 2016

A re-write of Canada’s glacial past: Dr. John England receives $50,000 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Durham College names the Centre for Food after W. Galen Weston

November 1, 2016

Durham College announced today that it has named the Centre for Food at the Whitby campus after Mr. W. Galen Weston in recognition of a $1-million grant being made to the college by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

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Oakville teen wins Ontario Science Centre’s 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award

July 20, 2016

High school senior Emma Mogus has already begun to leave her mark on the global scientific community. The 17-year-old from Oakville, Ontario will be presented the 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award by the Ontario Science Centre for her creative application of science towards solving a real world problem.

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Canadian Arctic Scientist Dr. Ian Stirling Awarded $50,000 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 9, 2015

World-renowned Canadian polar marine mammal scientist, Dr. Ian Stirling, has won the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research. For more than forty years, Dr. Stirling has studied the ecology and behaviour of arctic marine mammals, particularly polar bears, which has led to a new era of ecological understanding of the Arctic.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award

November 24, 2015

This award, coordinated by the Ontario Science Centre, recognizes youth who use science and technology to make the world a better place.

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Weston Foundation Pledges $360,000 to CityKidz and Invests in the Future of Hamilton’s Youth

November 11, 2015

On November 19th, 2015, at their annual Big Dream Banquet Gala, thanks to a generous $60,000 donation by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, CityKidz will be launching the first ever CityKidz Education Fund.

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Colonel Samuel Smith Park Opens New Lookout to Wetland

October 24, 2015

The City of Toronto officially opened a newly constructed wetland lookout today at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. The structure was constructed using funds from a $124,000 grant through the Weston Family Parks Challenge, which is an initiative of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation in collaboration with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and administered by Toronto Park People.

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Weston Family Parks Challenge – A Celebration in the Jane and Finch Neighbourhood

October 17, 2015

More than 4,000 people in the San Romanoway community are enjoying a vibrant green space, thanks to the leadership of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation in collaboration with the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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Blossoms and Butterflies in Scarborough Hydro Corridor Thanks to Weston Family Parks Challenge

July 27, 2015

The Living City Foundation, the charitable support arm of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), is thrilled to be receiving a commitment of $172,500 over three years from the Weston Family Parks Challenge to support the Gatineau Hydro Corridor Revitalization Project Phase II.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation supports new Arctic research position

June 8, 2015

The Canadian Museum of Nature has bolstered its Arctic research expertise with a $100,000 grant from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Marine biologist Dr. Virginie Roy is the recipient of the two-year W. Garfield Weston Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Arctic Research. Among her responsibilities, Roy will serve as scientific liaison on the museum’s exhibition team that is developing a new permanent gallery on the Arctic.

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