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$30M gift to fast-forward health care research, education and care at McMaster University

In February, a Hamilton family gave McMaster University $30 million to accelerate the university's innovations in health research, education and care.

The Marta and Owen Boris Foundation was established by Marta and Owen Boris who created the Hamilton cable company Mountain Cablevision and developed it over 50 years before selling it to Shaw Communications in 2009. Owen Boris died in April, 2011.

"McMaster has been renewing its commitment to our community, and to have community members make such a significant contribution to the University is truly outstanding," said Patrick Deane, president of McMaster. "Great research, great discoveries, and better patient care. The Boris family gift will accelerate our ability to make great things happen."

The funds will establish two senior research chairs, one in blood stem cells and the other in neural stem cells; set up several fellowships and technician positions; build the facility and provide a fund for emerging opportunities.

 

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