It was the President of University of Ottawa, Allan Rock, who took the initiative, but joining him in his gesture was one of the former alumni of the University.
Can you guess the name?
Hey! This is not too difficult to answer. Well, if you can’t guess, no worries. The person I am talking about is none other than the famed quiz show Jeopardy’s host, Alex Trebek.
Didn’t you ever notice the flamboyant mentioning of Alex about his native place Canada, in most of the show’s episodes?
He indeed takes pride in flaunting the fact that he hails from Canada.
And another fact that not many know about him is that he owns a degree in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa.
Allan, with the support of Trek and Michaëlle Jean, has planned to open up wings of his University a bit more, by launching the Centre for Global and Community Engagement.
Now ask me what is it all about?
Well, under the new strategic plan taken up by the University, Destination 20/20, the students and faculty of the University, will be proffered with prospects to get engaged with various volunteer opportunities, both at home and abroad.
Won’t that be a great deal?
And the eye-catching factor is the annual budget of this project. Can you guess how much that would be?
It is a whopping sum of $800,000.
And the cherry on the top is that the host of jeopardy, Alex has nodded to fund an amazing sum of upto $100,000, and that too, for about three years.
I guess Alex has earned really well by hosting Jeopardy episodes. Well, we just hope this initiation does really well in the future and brightens up the careers of the students even more.