In celebration of Mrs. Lily Fielding and her family’s $3 million investment on Oct. 24, Laurentian University will officially name their new state-of-the-art facility the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation, and Engineering Building.
The Fielding family has a long history of investing in both Laurentian and the Sudbury community. The Fielding family has established significant student awards at both Laurentian and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, including the Clifford Fielding Graduate Bursary, Brenda Wallace Management Scholarship and the Jim Fielding Memorial Bursary.
This $3 million pledge was vital to the success of the University’s proposal for strategic investment funding. On Sept. 23, 2016, the Federal and Provincial governments committed $27.4 million toward the $60.7 million project, which will be completed in 2018.
The Fielding family’s gift to the University will also honour Cliff and Lily’s late son, Jim Fielding.
Social media was buzzing as the incredible news broke out about the Fielding’s investment! Check out some of the top tweets:
— What's Up In Sudbury (@WhatUpInSudbury) October 25, 2016
— Dominic Giroux (@Dominic_Giroux) October 24, 2016
— Kivi Park (@KiviPark) October 25, 2016
A generous gift from Mrs. Lily Fielding and her family will benefit students at Laurentian University with the… https://t.co/aHFMmWMPvi
— South Side Story (@SudburySSS) October 24, 2016
— Gisele Roberts (@GiseleRoberts1) October 24, 2016
$3 million dollar investment from Fielding Family enables state-of-the-art facility. Investissement de Mme Lily Fielding et de sa famille. pic.twitter.com/9nt459gBTZ
— LaurentianUniversity (@LaurentianU) October 24, 2016