McMaster receives $5M to support innovation in teaching and learning

September 2, 2016

McMaster University has received a significant boost to its teaching and learning initiatives in the form of a $5M alumni gift. A McMaster release states that the school plans to rename the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning as the Paul R MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching in recognition of donor and alumnus Paul MacPherson. The gift will specifically be used to support teaching fellowships, a chair in Indigenous Studies, and a bursary program all bearing MacPherson’s name. “We want our students to have the best possible education,” says McMaster President Patrick Deane. “Paul has been an incredible partner in that journey. His commitment to teaching at McMaster inspires us to reach ever higher and our students are the ones to benefit.” McMaster