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An ever-growing group of both public and private donors has helped make Perimeter what it is today: a world-leading centre for fundamental research, scientific training, and educational outreach. We are deeply grateful to all our supporters.

Endowment fund

  • Founder ($150M+)  Mike Lazaridis
  • $25M+  Doug Fregin
  • $10M+  Jim Balsillie

Endowed initiatives

  • BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • The Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Family Foundation Award for Exceptional Emerging Talent ($1M)

Major gifts in support of research

  • Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter ($10M)
  • Centre for the Universe at Perimeter Institute ($5M)*
  • Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Gluskin Sheff/Onex Freeman Dyson Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)
  • Coril Holdings Archimedes Chair in Theoretical Physics (Visiting) ($1M)
  • Clay Riddell Paul Dirac Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Daniel Family James Peebles Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Delaney Family John Archibald Wheeler Chair in Theoretical Physics ($500,000)
  • The Ptarmigan Foundation Stephen W. Hawking Fellowship ($400,000)
  • Cenovus Energy James Clerk Maxwell Chair (Visiting) in Theoretical Physics

Corporate and sponsorship partners ($100,000+)

  • Cenovus Energy, in support of the Distinguished Visiting Research Chair program at Perimeter Institute
  • Maplesoft, Perimeter Educational Outreach Champion
  • Power Corporation of Canada, proud supporter of EinsteinPlus and Perimeter’s Teacher Network
  • RBC Financial Group, Presenting Partner, International Summer School for Young Physicists
  • Mike Serbinis and Laura Adams, in support of the Undergraduate Theoretical Physics Summer Program at Perimeter Institute. 

Accelerators circle ($50,000+)

  • The Cowan Foundation
  • Mac Van Wielingen, Viewpoint Foundation

Awards ($35,000+)

  • The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Joanne Cuthbertson and Charlie Fischer Graduate Student Award
  • The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Brad and Kathy Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award
  • The Margaret and Larry Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award

Directors circle ($10,000-$49,999)

  • Bosch Community Fund, on behalf of ESCRYPT in Canada
  • Robin and Robert Ogilvie
  • Brian Sullivan
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC)
  • Denise and Terry Avchen, Environmental Research Advocates
  • The Boardwalk Partnership
  • Harbir and Monica Chhina
  • Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation
    • McMurtry Family Fund
    • The Musagetes Fund
    • The John A. Pollock Family Fund
  • Ottawa Community Foundation
  • Ildiko and Peter Paulson
  • Donald and Eleanor Seaman Family Foundation
  • John and Karen Sechrist
  • Alex White

Friends (up to $9,999)

  • Mary and Ted Brough
  • Jon and Lyne Dellandrea
  • Frederick Knittel
  • Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation
  • Renée Schingh and Robert Myers
  • …plus one anonymous donor
  • Don Campbell
  • J. DesBrisay and M. Cannell
  • Michael Duschenes
  • Goldman Sachs**
  • Robert Korthals and Janet Charlton
  • Jennifer Scully-Lerner**
  • ...plus one anonymous donor
  • Advancement International Foundation
  • Debbie and Ian Adare
  • John Attwell
  • Beatrice Snyder Foundation**
  • The Breunsbach Family**
  • Douglas Brock
  • Rick Byers
  • Canada Gives: Schnurr Family Foundation
  • The Carson Family Foundation
  • David Cook
  • Ben and Mona Davies
  • Greg Dick
  • Peter Gillin
  • Edward Goldenberg
  • Michael Horgan
  • Ed Kernaghan
  • John Matlock
  • Leslie McCarley
  • Zoltan Petrany
  • W. Michael Roche
  • … plus one anonymous donor
$250 to $999
  • Jeff Bakker
  • Jeremy Bell and Sunny Tsang
  • Mike Birch
  • Janice Blathwayt
  • Rene and Janet Couture
  • Matt Douglas
  • Liliane Dubois-Esnard
  • Michael Gagnier
  • Adam Gravitas
  • Warren Jackson
  • Nagaraja D Srinivas Jonnavittula
  • Jane E. Kay
  • Luis Lehner and Maria Beltramo
  • D’Arcy and Catherine Little
  • Jill Marshall**
  • Maneesh Mehta
  • Douglas Mortley-Wood
  • Gordon Nicholls
  • Dan Petru
  • Stefan and Shani Pregelj
  • Nem Radenovic
  • Neil Steven Rieck
  • Catalin Sandu
  • John and Bridget Tielemans
  • Jacqueline Watty
  • Western University Faculty of Science
  • … plus seven anonymous donors

150 donors have contributed gifts less than $250.

Gifts of celebration, honour and memory

Carolyn Crowe Ibele, in memory of Dr. Richard A. Crowe

*Anonymous Donor
** Supporter of Friends of Perimeter Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States dedicated to promoting and supporting education, research, and programs that expand the public knowledge and understanding of theoretical physics.


Emmy Noether Circle

Emmy Noether was a brilliant scientist whose work underpins much of modern physics. Perimeter’s Emmy Noether Initiatives – funded by Emmy Noether Circle donors – support and encourage women in science

Founding donor 

  • The Bluma Appel Community Trust

Major gifts

  • The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program at Perimeter Institute ($600 000)

Corporate and sponsorship partners

  • BMO for Women, Supporting Partner, Perimeter Public Lectures delivered by women
  • Linamar Corporation, Presenting Sponsor, Inspiring Future Women in Science


  • Anne-Marie Canning
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Dr. Scott and Sherry Vanstone and family


  • Andrew and Lillian Bass
  • Dorian Hausman
  • Patrice E. Merrin


  • BMO for Women
  • Jane Kinney and Christian Bode


  • Jerome Bolce


  • Jacqui Allard
  • Nancy Coldham
  • Andrea Grimm
  • Lisa Lyons Johnston
  • ODC Tooling & Molds in memory of Leejay Julius Levene
  • Laura Reinholz and Tony Fedun
  • Mary and Lee Sauer
  • Michelle Savoy
  • Patricia Woroch
  • …plus one anonymous donors

$250 to $999

  • Byron Bellows
  • Tom and Cheryl Hintermayer
  • Beth Horowitz and Pat Munson
  • Sheri and David Keffer
  • Douglas Mortley-Wood
  • Neil Steven Rieck
  • Leslie Rogers
  • …plus two anonymous donors

Gifts in celebration, honour and memory

  • Mrs. Margaret Tovell, in memory/honour of Mr. David Tovell


This list reflects gifts received between August 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 and multi-year commitments of $50,000 and more.

Charitable registration number: 88981 4323 RR0001 

Government of Canada

  • $25 million grant through NSERC (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) (2002)
  • $1.7 million grant from CFI Infrastructure Operations Fund (CFI-IOF) (2004)
  • $59,900 grant from PromoScience for ISSYP program (2005)
  • $50,700 grant from PromoScience for EinsteinPlus program (2006)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2007)
  • $10 million commitment from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2011)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2016)

Government of Ontario

  • $15 million grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (2002)
  • $5.95 million grant from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF), shared equally with the Institute for Quantum Computing (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) (2002)
  • $20,000 for 2003 Summer Institute (2003)
  • $150,000 grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for outreach programming (2005)
  • $120,000 grant from the provincially administered Research Performance Fund (RPF) (2005)
  • $50 million commitment through Ministry of Research and Innovation (2006)
  • $10 million commitment from Ministry of Research and Innovation for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million renewal from Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011)
  • $2.95 million grant from Ministry of Education for outreach programming (2015)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Ontario (2016)