Martin Shubik leaves a clever legacy for women who love math
Your legacy gifts to the University of Toronto add up to opportunity. Noha ElGarem (MSc 2022) knows it. She earned her degree in mathematics during the pandemic, all while funding daycare for her kids and having to move twice. “What was supposed to be a watertight financial plan collapsed,” she says. “The support of the Martin Shubik Graduate Award in Mathematics lifted a weight off my shoulders and I succeeded in getting straight A’s in all of my courses.”
U of T mathematics grad Martin Shubik (BA 1947 UC, MA 1949) enjoyed a long career at Yale University, conducting what one colleague described as “Nobel Prize-quality research” in game theory and economics. He left a bequest for scholarships to support five graduate students per year in mathematics—specifying that the awards should all be given to women until female enrolment in the program exceeds 25 per cent.