McMaster University

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Local rotary club invests in medical education

Published: February 26, 2010
Cathy Morris
Dr. Cathy Morris, regional assistant dean for the Waterloo Regional Campus of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

Before medical students try procedures and tests on real patients, they learn and practice with simulated patients and manikins.

Today the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Conestoga presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Waterloo Regional Campus of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine to help outfit the new clinical learning centre with state-of-the-art equipment.

"We wanted to enhance the experience of our medical students in Kitchener-Waterloo," said Ian Cook, president of the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Conestoga. "Over the years, our Dream Home Lottery has raised over $6 million for local causes and we’re proud to make this investment in local healthcare."

Dr. Cathy Morris, regional assistant dean for the campus, said the funds will be used for new equipment essential for the students learning.

The vision and support of the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary to enhance healthcare through education showcases the commitment and can do attitude of the people of this region. We are extremely grateful to receive this gift and acknowledge the hard work of the Rotarians to build a healthier community.

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