York alumni couple has established the first-ever graduate award in Tamil studies in memory of a pioneer and leader of the Tamil community in Canada.
Harini Sivalingam (LLB ’05) and husband Gary Anandasangaree (LLB ’05), lawyers and graduates of Osgoode Hall Law School, created the N. Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies with an endowed gift. The gift was matched by York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies through the Graduate Support Matching Program. The Sivalingam award, the first of its kind in the country, is intended to encourage and promote research on Tamil language, history, culture, society or the Tamil diaspora –something Nagaratnam (Siva) Sivalingam, Harini’s father, spent his entire life advocating.
The full story is available at: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/14/grads-create-first-ever-scholarship-in-tamil-studies/
The story was also featured in the Tamil Guardian, a UK-based publication. The story is available here: http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=12665