[Gifts] Donation to support Cantonese Studies at UBC announced!

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Last night at the 2013 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture, Gage Averill, Dean of Arts, announced a $2,000,000 donation to sponsor the development of a Cantonese Studies program at UBC. The program will include Cantonese language courses, Cantonese literature courses and is an extraordinarily generous gift by brothers Alex and Chi Shum Wat. We believe this is one of the largest donations ever in Canada towards a language studies program and, with this donation, UBC will now be among few institutions that offer a Cantonese Studies program.