McGill earth and planetary sciences department awarded $4-million gift

January 6, 2010

McGill University has received a $4.1-million donation from alumnus Robert Wares and his company, Osisko Mining Corporation, in support of students and junior faculty members in McGill's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The gift will be used to help the department attract and retain top junior faculty, and also fund scholarships, fellowships, and a field study support fund. Part of the donation will be matched by the McConnell Challenge Fund, launched in 2008 by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. McGill News Release