TD Bank Group has contributed a $1 million investment into data analytics teaching and research in Western’s Faculty of Science. This generosity positions the University as a hot spot for solving some of the world’s most complex problems.

The TD Bank Group’s $1 million gift enables Western to expand its Data Analytics capabilities by contributing to a new TD Analytics Hub, creating a TD Professorship, the establishment of TD Women in Data Analytics Bursaries, and supporting the year-end TD MDA capstone Event project competition.

"This is a substantial investment from an outstanding, long-term philanthropic partner." - Western President, Amit Chakma

"Partnerships with leading educational institutions like Western University are playing a key role in developing the talent that will continue to move Canada’s financial industry forward. As a key innovation hub in Southwestern Ontario, we support Western University’s focus on diversity and applaud the importance they are placing on creating new opportunities, specifically for women, to excel in the fields of data science and analytics.” - Christian Nelissen, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data and Analytics, TD Bank Group. 

Nelissen and Chakma Photo at TD Sponsorship Announcement Event