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Professor Michael Gervers’ Donation Helps to Launch Course on Ancient Ethiopian Language

January 10, 2017

This week Michael Gervers, a Professor in the Department of History, took part in a new course to learn the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge’ez. In offering the new course, the University of Toronto becomes one of the few places students can go to learn the language. Professor Gervers helped launch the course with a $50,000 donation and a request to the Ethiopian community in Toronto to match his donation.

Please click here to read more about Professor Gervers’ interest in the history of Ethiopia, and click here to read more about the new language course.

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Photograph of Professor Michael Gervers.
Professor Michael Gervers. Source: UofT Digital Media Bank.