In Memoriam: Dorothy Barbara Goldring (1931-2022)
Barbara Goldring, a keen volunteer and passionate philanthropist, passed away on May 16 at the age of 90. She leaves a legacy of generous support for higher education, and the University of Toronto joins her friends and family in honouring her profound impact and mourning her passing.
“Barbara Goldring was a warm and gregarious friend to many. Always interested in humanity, she made contributing to her community a central pillar of a life well lived,” said Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto. “The far-reaching support she and her family extended to U of T has been very much in that spirit. Their generosity has allowed students to enjoy a fully engaged education, helped researchers to improve our collective health, and enabled scholars to explore Canada’s economy, politics, geography, and its place in the world. Indeed, Barbara’s kindness and community-mindedness will always remind us of Canadian values at their best. I would like to extend my deepest condolences, and those of the entire U of T community, to Barbara’s children, her wider family, and her many friends.”