CSB is grateful for a new endowment to U of T from Jannsen Canada that will help address health inequity and provide ongoing support to future leaders in healthcare.

The Janssen Award for Equity and Inclusion supports Faculty of Arts & Science undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on Black and Indigenous students.

“Janssen’s endowment serves a crucial role in fostering a community in which learning and scholarship can flourish,” says CSB Chair Nicholas Provart. “We are glad for this opportunity to allow future generations – regardless of background – to seize opportunities in Cell & Systems Biology”

The graduate award supports a PhD student in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology based on academic merit and financial need, while the undergraduate award in the Human Biology Program is based on financial need.

Professor Kenneth Yip teaches many first year undergraduates and is Chair of CSB’s EDI Committee. “We recognize that promoting equity and inclusion in our department is essential to achieving our mission,” says Yip, “This endowment will help create a more diverse and inclusive learning environment that supports the success of all students.”

You can read more about this important endowment in “Janssen Funds for Equity and Inclusion will help remove barriers to education