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Purdy Crawford (LLB’55, LLD’91)(Photo: Danny Abriel)

Purdy Crawford Fund Highlights Business-Focused Initiatives in Law

May 10, 2011

One of Dalhousie’s most distinguished graduates, Purdy Crawford (LLB’55, LLD’91), recently chaired the Pan-Canadian Investors Committee for Third-Party Structured Asset-Backed Commercial Paper. After a 17-month restructuring process, an agreement was reached that provides significant financial benefits for investors and asset providers. 

In recognition of the central role played by Purdy Crawford in this process, the firm of Goodmans LLP led an initiative which raised over $500,000 towards the creation of the Purdy Crawford Fund for Global Financial Markets at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. Earnings from the fund will be used to support business law activities at the Schulich School of Law around the themes of regulation of financial markets, management of systemic risk in financial markets, innovation and ethics, and corporate responsibility.

The fund was initiated with a lead gift of $100,000 from Goodmans, with other members of the Investors Committee quickly coming on board with pledges to support the initiative. The number of major financial institutions which have stepped forward is testament to the high regard that exists for Purdy Crawford in investment circles.

Purdy Crawford Fund for Global Financial Markets Donors to Date:

Bank of Nova Scotia

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

BMO Bank of Montreal

Canaccord Capital Corp.

Credit Union Central of Alberta

Credit Union Central of British Columbia

Credit Union Central of Canada

Desjardins Group

Ernst & Young

Fasken Martineau

Goodmans LLP

JP Morgan Securities Canada Inc.

McCarthy Tetrault

National Public Relations

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

RBC Royal Bank

Toronto Dominion

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