The Arts and Science Students’ Union and the University of Toronto are holding a small memorial on Friday so that his friends and colleagues can come together and celebrate his life. The organizers hope to honour his wishes in keeping this memorial simple and modest.
The reception will be held on September 18, 2009 at 4 pm on the second floor of the University of Toronto Multi-faith Centre located at 569 Spadina Avenue.
Terry felt very strongly about the development of area studies at the University of Toronto and over the years had helped ASSU Presidents take a stand on this very important issue. He held a particular affinity to South Asian Studies and over the years had built a strong working relationship with the program and its former home, New College. In his memory, New College and ASSU are working to put together an endowed Bursary fund, the “Terry Buckland Memorial Bursary” which will generate at least one bursary every year for a student interested in social justice and equity issues in South Asia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the “Terry Buckland Memorial Fund” will be accepted at the reception.