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Dr. William R. Waters

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Board Member

Toronto Rehab Foundation

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Woodsworth College
  • master of business administration
    U of T.
  • bachelor of arts
    U of T.
  • PhD
    University of Chicago
  • undergraduate degree
  • MBA
    U of T
  • MBA
    University of Chicago
42 Total References
Web References
Toronto Rehab Foundation - Board of Directors, 21 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. William Waters, C.M. Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
News@UofT -- The will and the wherewithal -- January 13, 2003, 13 Jan 2003 [cached]
William Waters gives back to his alma mater, helping part-time undergrads fulfill their dreams
Jan. 13, 2003 -- Professor emeritus William Waters of management knows a thing or two about adversity.Growing up as the only child of a single working mother, he recognized the value of hard work as well as the burden of financial and social limitations.
William Waters
Waters, president of William Waters and Associates and chair and co-founder of Financial Models Co.Inc., attended Woodsworth College as a part-time undergraduate student.He earned an MBA from U of T in 1962 as well as an MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago.His days as a part-time undergraduate student had aprofound effect on his life and his career.
"As a student at Woodsworth College I appreciated the value of the opportunity to come to U of T in a non-traditional fashion, be that on a part-time basis or by any other means," he says.
This understanding has kept Waters connected with U of T not only as a professor of finance and business economics but also as an active alumnus and generous donor.Notable among his manycontributions to the university are scholarships and awards at Woodsworth, the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Rotman School of Management as well as a mentorship program offered through Student Services.
Waters has been a regular supporter of the Transitional Year Program (TYP), a special access program for adults who do not have the formal educational background to qualify for universityadmission."Somehow these students have focused their energy on getting an education; they've found the way and the will and now they need the wherewithal and that's where I come in," he says.
Waters has done a lot to provide assistance for TYP, including
When William Waters, a ..., 15 April 2004 [cached]
When William Waters, a professor emeritus at U of T's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, struck up conversations with two waitresses at his regular restaurant, he learned of their struggles to attend university and the obstacle that stood in the way of their hoped-for professional careers.
William Waters
However, Waters is not content with this result.He wants his gift to generate even more.Accordingly, it involves a challenge component, encouraging others to donate another $2.5 million which will also be fully matched under the OSOTF program and, in the case of gifts from faculty and staff, by the university also.The prospective result: more than $12.5 million - $7.5 million for music and $2.5 million each for Woodsworth and TYP.
President of his own consulting firm and chair and co-founder of Financial Models Co.Inc., Waters attended Woodsworth College as a part-time student, earning his bachelor of arts in 1960 and master of business administration from U of T in 1962.He went on to earn a PhD from the University of Chicago.
His days as a part-time undergraduate student had a profound effect on his life and his career."As a student at Woodsworth College in the 1960s, I appreciated the value of the opportunity to come to U of T in a non-traditional fashion, be that on a part-time basis or by any other means," says Waters.
OSOTF was first launched in 1996.It strives to make education affordable to students in need.The program's first round generated an endowment of $300 million, making it possible for the University of Toronto to be the first in Canada to offer a financial assistance guarantee.The second round can add as much as $228 million to this endowment, increasing the impact both in the number of students and amount of support provided.
Waters has a long history of supporting U of T students.He established a graduate achievement award at TYP that provides a year of student loan relief to those who have overcome adversity in completing an undergraduate degree.He also funded a number of entrance scholarships in Woodsworth's Academic Bridging Program and its regular degree program.
"Bill has always been very interested in supporting students, especially those most in need," says Robert J. Birgeneau, president of the university.
Board of Directors, 29 Jan 2012 [cached]
WILLIAM WATERS William R. (Bill) Waters is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. He was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Chicago and joined the faculty of the University of Toronto in 1964. In addition to his teaching, he served as Associate Dean, Director of the Executive MBA program and as a member of the Presidential Investment Advisory Committee. Outside the University, he has appeared on many occasions as an expert witness before regulatory boards and courts across Canada and abroad, mostly on financial matters relating to public utilities. He was also the co-founder of two companies involved in the creation of software for the financial services industry.
Woodsworth College - Alumni, 4 April 2007 [cached]
William Waters Lounge, Woodsworth College Residence, 321 Bloor Street West.
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