Fans of the 37-year-old actor shared screenshots of their online donation after Levy announced his pledge to match them.
I have spent the past 13 weeks taking the Indigenous Studies course through the faculty of @UANativeStudies at U of A. The weekly discussions we had were nothing short of transformational. Help me support the faculty by donating here: https://t.co/yCInZbwqeF pic.twitter.com/VXACgYfnW3— dan levy (@danjlevy) November 15, 2020
Thank you for everything you do, Dan ? pic.twitter.com/2aZEEbWFXq— David (@randomfurlong) November 15, 2020
Thank you for bringing attention to such a wonderful program!! I took it over the summer as an alternative to celebrating Canada Day. Such an amazing course. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/AUcFmh8htp— Sam Benson (@sam_murdock) November 15, 2020
Love this! Here’s mine :) pic.twitter.com/XGXIPi8CHm— sold (@glorbis) November 16, 2020
Thank you so so much Dan for inviting us all to join you, and for that email to Dr. Bear. We are all the better for it. I truly believe we can each take what we learned and find the paces in our lives to let these seeds grow. pic.twitter.com/lURvGhHwrK— Shape Five (@shape5) November 15, 2020
[video_embed id='2044529']RELATED: Dan Levy is taking a course on Indigenous studies – and so are thousands of his fans[/video_embed]Levy shared a video on social media in mid-August, asking his fans to "come learn with me?" He explained that he signed up for the free course that includes 12 lessons that "explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective." In the video, he said, "I thought if I am going to sign up and learn, maybe some other people would want to join me, and we could do this as a group." Levy said that he would work with the professors who run the course, including Dr. Tracy Bear, to host discussions and Q&As every week."We could better understand and delve deeper into the curriculum,” Levy explained. “Because if you’re anything like me, I was not a good student, I need kind of group support, and I thought this would be a really great way of doing that.” He told his fans how to sign up for the course and added, “If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to actively re-learn history — history that wasn’t taught to us in school — to better understand and contextualize our lives and how we can better support and be of service to each other."
It is an honour to give back to a faculty that has given so much. Thank you for your time and knowledge over the past 13 weeks. It has been a journey! pic.twitter.com/esAMfiZWL7— Louise (@mammymerritt) November 15, 2020
The official Twitter account for the University of Alberta thanked Levy for encouraging his followers to sign up for the course. "We're so happy that you're taking this course and sharing your excitement for it with others," their tweet read.According to the University of Alberta's website, the Indigenous Canada course covers topics including the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, political conflicts and alliances, contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions, and much more. The university's Faculty of Native Studies was established in 1972 and offers many courses like Indigenous Governance and Partnership Capstone, Indigenous Treaties and Agreements, Native Oral Traditions and Indigenous Knowledge and The Métis: The Emergence of a People.When we thought we couldn't love Dan Levy anymore than we already do, he turns the impossible into possible.[video_embed id='2030335']BEFORE YOU GO: Cat attempts daily hilarious attack on mail carrier[/video_embed]
Come learn with me? I’ve signed up for a (free) course through the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada. 12 lessons that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective.This little video explains it all. Sign up via link in my bio! pic.twitter.com/LccboMO8X2— dan levy (@danjlevy) August 18, 2020