Dorothy Szymaszek never attended the University of Toronto but her husband, J. Walter Szymaszek (ChemE 4T3), had an affection for his alma mater that was contagious.
“He always had a soft spot for the University,” Dorothy said. “Our first date was to the University. He took me around campus and showed me the Little Red School House and Hart House. I became interested in U of T, too.”
Since Walter’s passing in 2009, Dorothy’s interest in U of T blossomed into three generous gifts for the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry.