December 6, 2002
DaimlerChrysler Canada donates $1.6 million to University of Windsor
Ross Paul, University of Windsor and Ed Brust, DaimlerChrysler Canada celebrate today’s donation announcement of $1.6 million in cold, hard cash promoting excellence in engineering education. Click image to enlarge
Windsor, Ontario – Ed Brust, Chairman, President and C.E.O.,
DaimlerChrysler Canada today announced a donation of $1.6 million
to the University of Windsor.
The establishment of the DaimlerChrysler Canada/University of Windsor
Excellence in Engineering Education (Three “E”) Fund will build on the
university’s solid reputation as Canada’s leading institution for automotive
engineering. The Three “E” Fund will support education through the
acknowledgement of excellence: student excellence; leadership excellence;
teaching excellence; and, community outreach excellence.
“Industry and education have a shared responsibility of preparing young
Canadians to successfully compete in today’s global economy,” said Mr. Brust.
“I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than expanding upon our existing
relationship with the University of Windsor through the Three “E” Fund to
provide engineering students with a world-class educational experience.”
The $1.6 million fund will supply resources for student awards, teaching
awards, industry exchange programs, as well as elementary and secondary school
engineering awareness programs.
“What is so particularly appealing about this latest generous donation
from DaimlerChrysler Canada is what it will do to foster excellence and to
raise the national and international profile of our unique automotive
engineering program,” said University of Windsor President Dr. Ross Paul. “It
will help us to attract more first-class students and faculty and to challenge
them to exceed all expectations. Too many university programs these days are
seriously comprised by the lack of supporting resources. The new funding will
help ensure our engineering program won’t suffer the same fate, thanks to the
generosity of DaimlerChrysler Canada.”
Beginning in the mid-1990’s, DaimlerChrysler Canada and the University of
Windsor developed the shared vision of forging the link between industry and
academia. By 1996, vision became reality with the opening of the University of
Windsor/DaimlerChrysler Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre.
With today’s donation announcement, this revolutionary partnership continues
to evolve and set new benchmarks of excellence.