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Geoff Taber Memorial Scholarship




In memory of Geoff Taber
1960-2016
Class of 1985



Geoff Taber (LLB 1985) and his family perished tragically in a cottage fire on Christmas Eve 2016. Geoff was a generous, vibrant and wonderful person, a talented lawyer and a great friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A beloved member of his class, Geoff graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1985 and went on to article at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where he practised law in a career spanning 30 years. He was at the forefront of the Canadian technology sector, and the founder of the firm’s Emerging Companies Group.

Geoff was very involved at the Rotman School of Management. His engagement with the School and particularly as Co-Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) exemplifies the spirit we value and try to cultivate. His interactions with students, faculty and the CDL ventures have left a profound and lasting impact in the University of Toronto community and have unquestionably accelerated entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada.

We want to recognize and honour his legacy through the creation of the Geoff Taber Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to JD/MBA students based on various factors including academic excellence, leadership and financial need. This will be an endowed fund and will help continue Geoff’s legacy by facilitating the next generation of individuals interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and law.

The University of Toronto is committed to honouring Geoff’s legacy and will match, through its Boundless Promise Matching and Rotman’s Matching Programs, income generated by your gift in perpetuity.

The memorial scholarship will be a fitting tribute to a man who was a leader in the field of law and entrepreneurship and a valued mentor to countless students and ventures. Please consider joining us in contributing to the Geoff Taber Memorial Scholarship. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Edward Iacobucci
Dean, Faculty of Law

Tiff Macklem
Dean, Rotman School of Management

In the "Additional Information" field, please indicate if you prefer a multi-year pledge arrangement, and please confirm the instalments (ie. 2, 3 or 5 year pledge period). Thank you.

Geoff Taber Memorial Scholarship

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