McGill alumna donates $1.5 million to support global food security efforts at university

February 29, 2012

Businesswoman and McGill University graduate Margaret A. Gilliam has donated $1.5 million to her alma mater, which will use the gift to build on its recent initiatives to address the global food and nutrition crisis and seek long-term answers for sustainable agricultural production. The gift will fund an initiative to attract or retain a scholar who pursues research in the area of global food security, a fellowship program to recognize and support McGill graduate students studying global food security issues, and an endowment that will fund, in perpetuity, teaching, research, and outreach initiatives related to food security. McGill News Release