$10 M donation to Queen’s will benefit nursing, surgery

September 16, 2014

Canadian business leader, veteran, and philanthropist A Britton Smith has donated $10 M to Queen’s University. The donation includes $9 M for the School of Nursing and Department of Surgery and $1 M towards the Richardson Stadium revitalization project. The donations will support the establishment of the Sally Smith Chair in Nursing, the Smith Chair in Surgical Research, and the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery, as well as a chair in orthopaedic research and a nursing endowment. The donation is the largest ever received by the School of Nursing at Queen’s. “On behalf of faculty, students and staff, I want to thank Brit Smith for sharing our vision to support excellence in health care. His generosity will strengthen the School of Nursing and Department of Surgery in their quests to advance care, education and research. Ultimately, our patients will be the greatest beneficiaries,” said Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Queen’s News