In 2019, a generous anonymous donor established the Machik Ödrön Fund for Tibetan Language Instruction at the Department for the Study of Religion. This fund supports instruction in Tibetan language in the Department, making a crucial contribution to the education of our Buddhist Studies students in particular.
The University of Toronto has been building Tibetan Studies over the last decade, and our undergraduate and graduate programs have grown steadily. Since the beginning of our Tibetan Studies programs in 2003, faculty and graduate students working in the area have been competitively awarded well over a million dollars in research funding, several doctoral students have graduated and moved on to teaching positions in Tibetan Studies, and our library has become the largest Tibetan collection in Canada. Learn more about our faculty, students, and resources for Tibetan studies.