They’re pondering establishing a larger Ethiopian studies program, and feel that this class in “Ge’ez”, is a good start. Ge’ez hasn’t been spoken in abou 1,000 years, but is also a written language which includes many examples of text, currently being digitized by (my alma mater), U of T, Scarborough College.

Oh, and some of the funding is by a guy called Abel Tesfaye, but you may know him as the Weeknd.