Hong Kong-based USask alumnus donates $1M to create scholarship

June 5, 2017

Hong Kong resident Patrick Man Pan Yuen has donated $1M to create a scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan. The scholarship has been created in memory of Yuen's mentor, Donald Baxter, who taught neurology at the university’s medical school when Yuen was a student there. A university release notes that Yuen and Baxter co-authored a paper in 1963. “I was completely thrilled,” said Yuen in the release. “I learned from him the great importance of being meticulous and taking great pride in everything you do.” The gift will be matched by USask's Global Institute for Food Security through an annual contribution over 25 years. One to two graduate students from either mainland China or Hong Kong will be awarded $40K a year to study at USask for up to three years under the supervision of a GIFS researcher. Saskatoon StarPhoenix