McGill science faculty receives $5.5-million donation

November 8, 2011

McGill University announced yesterday a $5.5-million gift from entrepreneur, alumnus, and long-time McGill philanthropist Lorne Trottier to the institution's Faculty of Science. Of the total donation, $3 million will endow the McGill Office for Science and Society, whose new name will be the McGill Trottier Office for Science and Society. The remainder will endow the popular Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series and Mini-Science Series. With his donation, Trottier becomes the single largest benefactor to McGill's science faculty in the university's history. McGill News Release