Engineer Donates $12 Million to McGill

November 16, 2006

Yesterday, on National Philanthropy Day, Lorne Trottier, a 58-year-old engineer and co-founder of Matrox Electronics, donated $12 million to McGill University to fund research chairs in Astrophysics and Cosmology. Six years ago, Trottier also donated $10 million toward construction of the Lorne M. Trottier building at McGill, which houses the electrical and computer engineering and computer science departments. Montreal Gazette