RIM co-CEO donates $25M to quantum research centre
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 5, 2009 1:33PM EDT
WATERLOO, Ont. - Mike Lazaridis, the co-CEO of Research in Motion Ltd., and his wife are donating $25 million to the University of Waterloo.
The donation from Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis to the Institute for Quantum Computing brings their total donations to the centre to $101 million.
University of Waterloo president David Johnston says the donations have helped make the school one of the world's best in the field of information processing research.
In a statement, Mike Lazaridis says he and his wife are excited to support what is becoming the epicentre of quantum research and experimentation.
The couple's previous donation went toward the Quantum-Nano Centre, which will accommodate the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and Waterloo's undergraduate program in nanotechnology engineering.