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George and Helen Vari Foundation gives $1 million to FEAS
FEAS has been a proud beneficiary of the vision and generosity of the George and Helen Vari Foundation since 2005, when Ryerson’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre opened its doors. Since that time, the building has welcomed and educated thousands of emerging engineers, been homebase for cutting-edge research, and has stood as a cornerstone to the legacy of entrepreneur, developer and philanthropist George William Vari.
George and Helen Vari came to Canada after the 1956 Hungarian revolution. A civil engineer, George became a successful international real estate developer responsible for, among many projects, Europe’s tallest building at the time, the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. Vari credited his education and the opportunities that Canada provided as the keys to his success, stating that “with an education and a country like Canada, you can do anything.”
This new $1 million gift is the largest-ever single donation to be dedicated to FEAS entrance awards, and it brings the Foundation’s total giving to Ryerson to more than $6 million. The first cohort of Vari Scholars will enter FEAS’s engineering program in September 2018.