Our heartfelt gratitude

To our incredible donors and partners,

On behalf of all Glendon students, faculty and staff, thank you for your generous support of Glendon and our students. On our small campus, your gift makes a big impact.

Glendon alumni and friends have contributed $1,960,650 to support students, academic programs and our campus in 2021-2022. I hope you will read on and help us celebrate the ways your support has made a difference in our community.

Mireille Millette, CFRE

Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations

A message of thanks from Principal Marco A. Fiola

Glendon & Experiential Education – the perfect match

The value of a liberal arts education is amplified when students are given the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. In 2021, we asked our community to rally together in support of our Experiential Education (EE) programming, with a promise that all gifts would be matched up to $15,000.

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we exceeded our goal and raised $42,870!

Hear directly from one of our Experiential Education Coordinators, Julie Marguet, on how your gifts help us to reduce the financial and logistical barriers students may face in accessing EE:
Meet Lauren and Daniel, two EE bursary recipients:

“As a circular economy researcher, I was able to lead a focus group study involving perceptions of the global plastic pollution problem. This developed my group interviewing skills, research analysis and intersectional thinking.

Recently, I organized a green jobs webinar with the support of the Experiential Education Office and the charity TakingITGlobal. I was even given the opportunity to present my research to a team of policymakers at Natural Resources Canada!

I’ve learned to take on projects that suit my learning style. I often learn best by doing, or in other words being entrepreneurial. I felt like I was able to learn the most about what I am most passionate about – sustainability – through my engagement with experiential education.”

Lauren, 4th year International Studies and Business

“This year, I received a bursary to support my EE placement at the Cooperation Council of Ontario, a bilingual not-for-profit which supports cooperatives, community innovation and sustainability.

My placement was a fruitful experience in a French speaking environment. I gained hands-on experience and developed my skills in networking, project management, critical thinking, enhanced bilingual communication skills and teamwork. I also received valuable feedback and guidance from my workplace mentor.

The Glendon community provides the support needed, whether financially, academically or emotionally, when we need it most. I am incredibly grateful for this experience and my time at Glendon.”

Daniel, 3rd year Business Economics

Supporting student success – Financial Aid at Glendon

Throughout the pandemic, our Student Financial Services team has fielded more requests for support than ever, responding to both emergencies as well as more systemic barriers.

“It’s incredibly inspiring and fulfilling to match students in need to the funding that is provided by our donors. Simply, donors enable us to help more students.

I wish that you could meet every student that needs help, the way I do. That’s why I’m excited to share thank you notes from a few of the 358 students you’ve helped us to support this year.”

Andréanne Dibo-Amany

Manager, Student Financial Services 

“You have lifted a burden from my back, and are giving me the opportunity to better focus on my studies… I am grateful for this. Hopefully one day, after having become a successful name in my field of study, I too will be awarding and helping others with their studies.”

Edgar, 2nd year International Studies, recipient of the Friends of Glendon Bursary

“This scholarship will help me pay for my last year at Glendon, something I was stressed about and am working 2 jobs this summer to support myself. More so, it makes me feel proud to be recognized in this way; it means so much to me.  Thank you for your dedication to student leadership, as it is something that is close to my heart. It is these experiences in university that we carry into our careers and lives, so thank you for your support.”

Josée, 3rd year Communications and French Studies, recipient of the Student Engagement Award for Outstanding Contribution

“Being a student at Glendon has been amazing. The diversity has reshaped the way I relate with people and helped me learn about other cultures. I am extremely grateful and fortunate to have been awarded this bursary. My dream is to become a diplomat in the near future; I hope to be of service to the world. Thanks to your generosity, this dream could be made a reality.”

Pearl, 4th year International Studies, recipient of the LLIR 45th Anniversary Bursary