New scholarship to recognize LGBT leadership


Published: 19Nov2015

In 1990, except for discussions about women in business, Timothy Thompson recalls little talk of diversity and inclusion of minorities when he became a banker after graduating with an MBA from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “Over the course of my career of 25 years, the conversation about diversity and inclusion has definitely opened up,” says Mr. Thompson, chief operating officer of TD Asset Management in Toronto. But he still sees gaps, including for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. That’s why Mr. Thompson decided to donate an annual scholarship of $20,000 for each of the next five years to an academically strong MBA student (gay or a supporter) at Desautels who demonstrates exemplary commitment and leadership within the LGBT community.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 12, 2015