Departed McMaster alumnus bequeaths library, house to university

August 26, 2016

McMaster University has received an alumnus bequest that includes a library, cash funds, and a two-storey home that the university is now retrofitting into a “living laboratory.” McMaster’s Federal Research Chair Biophotonics Qiyin Fang says that the home will be used to test optical and ultrasound sensors to monitor an occupant’s physical activity and wellness. The data collected will be used to develop smart technology that will help older people live in their homes longer. The bequest was made by Ernest Kay, a lifelong support of McMaster who passed away in 2014. McMaster