McMaster receives $15M donation for commerce program redesign

January 29, 2019

McMaster University has received a $15M donation from financier Paul McLean and his family, which will go towards an ambitious redesign of undergraduate commerce education at the university. The donation will be spread out over several years, and will go towards the construction of a $50M building that will house undergraduate business education at the school. The proposed curriculum, which involves interdisciplinary collaboration as a defining feature of students’ respective programs, was described by McMaster President Patrick Deane as “potentially revolutionary.” McLean added that “I think [the focus on] interdisciplinary is going to teach us how to team-build, how to work together and how to share ideas. That is the whole idea of collaboration.” McMasterGlobe and Mail (ON)