Planting carries a message of appreciation

The planting in a new garden outside the Leddy Library will carry a special message honouring faculty and staff members who have “planted a seed” by supporting the University’s fundraising efforts.

The refurbished garden, featuring a bubbling fountain along with trees, grasses and other plants native to the region, is the setting for a reception in recognition of donors to the Annual Giving Program on Thursday, May 24.

One bed will grow groundcovers – a silvery sage, Swedish ivy and spider plants – in a recognizable shape meant to pay tribute to the contributions of campus employees and retirees.

The one-hour May 24 reception begins at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Eligible donors have been issued invitations in the form of packets of flower seeds suitable for planting at home.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to development officer Mona Dosen at or 519-253-3000, ext. 4279.