Tartu College received two letters from U of T this summer expressing appreciation for continued generosity:
Dear Tartu College,
On behalf of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, I would like to thank you for your generous contribution to the Estonian Language Course at the University of Toronto.
The Estonian language courses at the University of Toronto continue to grow. It is most gratifying to see community support for our program and your donation makes a significant contribution towards Estonian Studies in Canada.
We thank you for your ongoing investment in future generations of students and we look forward to continued cooperation between our department and the Estonian community.
Christina E. Kramer, Professor and Chair
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Toronto
On behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Science, I take this opportunity to thank Tartu College for the recent gift to support Estonian language at the University of Toronto. Because of Tartu College’s continued generosity, the Finno-Ugric Program will be able once again to offer students a full-year course in Estonian language for 2009-2010.
The University of Toronto is proud of the breadth, depth and vibrancy of its Estonian curriculum, and recognizes the importance of maintaining the language course offerings for students of Estonian history, culture and literature. Estonian studies have been enjoying renewed popularity among students. Tartu College’s contribution ensures them access to this foundational aspect of their academic study, opening up the possibility for a more informed and profound perspective on Estonia.
Since 1985, the University of Toronto has enjoyed a partnership with Tartu College that has helped to foster an academic environment in which the exploration of various cultures can flourish. With your ongoing support, Canada’s premier university will continue to play a significant role as a catalyst for a greater understanding of Estonian culture and history.
Meric S. Gertler, FRSC
Dean and Professor of Geography and Planning
Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies
University of Toronto thanks Tartu College for continued financial support