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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2012

Fast Forward: Boris family gift advances health research and care. Les Boris, Jackie Work and Marta Boris sign agreement documents before the family's $30-million gift is announced.
Les Boris, Jackie Work and Marta Boris sign agreement documents before the $30-million gift is announced.

Boris family gift advances health research and care

In February, the Boris family of Hamilton gave a $30-million gift to fast forward McMaster University's developments in health research and care. Within a month, recruitment began for three world-class scientists, and the architect selection started for a new unique clinic for complex care.

Owen Boris' children Les Boris and Jackie Work announced the gift to McMaster University to a standing ovation and video fireworks. The donation was given by the Marta and Owen Boris Foundation established by their parents.

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Message from the Dean
and Vice-President

The winter/spring of 2012 has been a time of significant achievement for the Faculty of Health Sciences. In this report, I will highlight some of these achievements, but once again, we have to thank citizens who have been instrumental in providing support to help us achieve this success.

John G. Kelton, MD

[Read complete message from the Dean]

Inside

Alumni

Artist rendering of the McMaster University's downtown health campusMcMaster Health Campus slated to open in 2014

McMaster University's downtown health campus is expected to open in 2014 with a large family health centre and as a hub for training family doctors, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals.

People bicycling in a Hamilton neighborhoodNursing school helps create healthy neighbour- hoods

What can make our neighbourhoods healthy and safe places to live, work, play and raise a family? Faculty and students of the School of Nursing (SON) are working with three Hamilton neighbourhood planning teams to address priority health issues. The initiative is called Health in the Hubs.

Sheiry DhillonHealth sciences student named Rhodes scholar

Sheiry Dhillon has been chosen as one of just two Rhodes scholars from Ontario.

"Social inequity has driven my pursuit of knowledge for my entire life," said Dhillon, a fourth-year Bachelor of Health Sciences student specializing in global health.

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