An ever-growing group of both public and private supporters have helped make Perimeter what it is today: a world-leading centre for fundamental research, scientific training, and educational outreach.  We couldn’t do it without their vision and support....


  • FOUNDER ($150M+)  Mike Lazaridis
  • $25M+  Doug Fregin
  • $10M+  Jim Balsillie


  • BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • The Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Family Foundation Award for Exceptional Emerging Talent ($1M)


  • Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Gluskin Sheff Freeman Dyson Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)
  • John Templeton Foundation - Templeton Frontiers Program at Perimeter Institute ($2M)
  • Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)
  • Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)
  • Clay Riddell Paul Dirac Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Delaney Family John Archibald Wheeler Chair in Theoretical Physics ($500,000)
  • Power Corporation of Canada ($500,000)
  • Cenovus Energy James Clerk Maxwell Chair (Visiting) in Theoretical Physics ($300,000)
  • Daniel Family Richard P. Feynman Chair (Visiting) in Theoretical Physics ($300,000)


  • BMO Financial Group, Presenting Sponsor, Perimeter Public Lecture Series
  • Maplesoft, Perimeter Educational Outreach Champion
  • RBC Financial Group, Presenting Partner, International Summer School for Young Physicists

AWARDS ($50,000+)

  • The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Joanne Cuthbertson and Charlie Fischer Graduate Student Award
  • The Scott Griffin Foundation Honorary PSI Scholarship Award
  • The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Brad and Kathy Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award
  • The Margaret and Larry Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award


  • The Cowan Foundation
  • Jon and Lyne Dellandrea
  • Corinne Squire and Neil Turok
  • Mac Van Wielingen, Viewpoint Foundation

DIRECTORS CIRCLE ($10,000-$49,999)


  • Donald and Eleanor Seaman Family Foundation


  • The Boardwalk
  • Harbir and Monica Chhina
  • The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
  • The Musagetes Fund
  • The John A. Pollock Family Fund
  • Robin and Robert Ogilvie
  • Ildiko and Peter Paulson
  • Robert and Pearl Radnitz
  • The TRH Foundation
  • Alex White

FRIENDS (UP TO $9,999)


  • Andrew and Lillian Bass
  • Jerome Bolce
  • Mary and Ted Brough
  • Mark Caplan and Claire Angus
  • Compugen Inc.
  • J. DesBrisay and M. Cannell
  • Michael Duschenes
  • Dorian Hausman
  • Stephen Lister and Dr. Molly Rundle
  • Renee Schingh and Robert Myers


  • Don Campbell
  • David Cook
  • John Matlock


  • Debbie and Ian Adare
  • Dan and Robin Benson
  • Neil Bresolin
  • Doug Brock
  • Ben and Mona Davies
  • Greg Dick
  • Edward Goldenberg
  • Michael Horgan
  • Frederick Knittel
  • Carol A. Lee
  • Doug Powrie and Sandra Herd
  • Stefan and Shani Pregelj
  • W. Michael Roche
  • David Tovell
  • Jiecheng Zhang

$250 to $999

  • John Attwell
  • Michael Birch
  • Matt Douglas
  • Chris and Chryssa Geddes
  • Jane G. Hill
  • Stephanie, Robert, and Aaron Hilson
  • Colin Hunter
  • Sheri and David Keffer
  • Ed Kernaghan
  • Robert G. Lake
  • Mario Lourenco
  • George Meierhofer
  • Neil Steven Rieck
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC)
  • Kim Tremblay
  • Dale Vaillancourt
  • Jacqueline Watty
  • Natasha Waxman
  • Gerry Wisnoski 3 anonymous Friends donors


Emmy Noether was a brilliant scientist whose work underpins much of modern physics. Perimeter's Emmy Noether Initiatives - funded by Emmy Noether Circle donors - support and encourage women in science. 


  • The Bluma Appel Community Trust


  • Anne-Marie Canning
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Dr. Scott and Sherry Vanstone


  • Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.
  • Patrice E. Merrin


  • Jennifer Scully-Lerner


  • Maria Antonakos and Harald Stover
  • Heather and John Clark


  • Andrea Grimm
  • Beth S. Horowitz
  • Lisa Lyons Johnston
  • Vicki Saunders
  • Steven and Suzan Wilson - Rebel Homes Inc.

$250 to $999

  • Chelsea and Keegan Arnott
  • Alexandra Brown
  • KPMG Management Services LP


  • Carolyn Crowe Ibele, in memory of Dr. Richard A. Crowe
  • Simon Haysom, in memory of Elsie Haysom


  • Shaw Communications
  • Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto

This list reflects gifts received between August 1, 2016 and October 23, 2017, and multi-year commitments of $50,000 and more. 

To download the most recent PDF copy of the Donor List, please click here.


Government of Canada

  • $25 million grant through NSERC (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) (2002)
  • $1.7 million grant from CFI Infrastructure Operations Fund (CFI-IOF) (2004)
  • $59,900 grant from PromoScience for ISSYP program (2005)
  • $50,700 grant from PromoScience for EinsteinPlus program (2006)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2007)
  • $10 million commitment from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2011)

Government of Ontario

  • $15 million grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (2002)
  • $5.95 million grant from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF), shared equally with the Institute for Quantum Computing (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) (2002)
  • $20,000 for 2003 Summer Institute (2003)
  • $150,000 grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for outreach programming (2005)
  • $120,000 grant from the provincially administered Research Performance Fund (RPF) (2005)
  • $50 million commitment through Ministry of Research and Innovation (2006)
  • $10 million commitment from Ministry of Research and Innovation for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million renewal from Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011)

“Perimeter is philanthropy re-imagined: philanthropy as a long-range strategic investment.”

Mike Lazaridis,

Perimeter Founder and Board Chair