Peter Buzzi ’77 attended University of Waterloo and Harvard Business School, but says it was UTS that had the greatest impact on his life.
“Going to UTS and being surrounded by such highly capable and motivated students pushes you to do your absolute best,” says Peter. “And that’s something I’ve taken with me, not only in my other academic experiences, but more importantly in my career and life in general.”
Peter does his best for the UTS community as a committed volunteer, lending his financial expertise as a director, and more recently as the Chair of the UTS Foundation. He also serves as a UTS Board Director, and sits on the Project Steering and Access and Admissions committees.
Peter also does his best as a committed UTS donor for over 30 years. He has generously supported the Building the Future campaign and will be recognized for his giving in the renewed building’s math hallway, befitting as math was his favourite subject at UTS. Peter has also extended his generosity to future generations by making a provision for UTS in his will, which makes him a member of the UTS Arbor Society for Planned Giving.
Now Vice Chair and Co-Head of the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group at RBC Capital Markets, Peter has many fond memories of UTS, and thanks to the efforts of class rep Bill Robson ’77, P ’06, ’08, ’09, the Class of 1977 has had many opportunities to stay in touch over the years. This class spirit enabled Peter to join his classmates Steve Alizadeh ’77, P ’15, ’17, ’20, ’22, UTS Board Director Andre Hidi ’77 and Jim Penturn ’77, P ’07 in leading the successful initiative to achieve UTS Founder status for the Class of 1977 in the Building the Future campaign.
When you give your support to UTS, it makes a big impact. “Unlike some larger organizations or charities, UTS really needs our support,” says Peter. “The strength of the UTS community has been demonstrated through the amazing response to the Building the Future campaign. Now we are raising support to outfit the building, which is equally important because the furniture and equipment are obviously so critical to the overall educational experience. UTS is such a unique and important institution, we need to ensure it continues to thrive.”
Peter hopes the entire community will come together once more to support this important initiative with the same spirit they showed during the Building the Future campaign.