McMaster receives donations for library, increasing access to education

November 10, 2021
McMaster University has recently received large donations for increasing its library collections and supporting equity-deserving students in accessing university education. Carol and Victor Nunn, who met as colleagues working at McMaster’s library, bequeathed almost $1.1M to the library. The funds will be used to build on their legacy by building the library’s collections. “These kinds of gifts [allow] you to do that little bit more, to purchase things that you wouldn’t ordinarily have had the opportunity to purchase,” said McMaster’s head librarian Vivian Lewis. McMaster alumnus Alan Hitchen has established the Alan Hitchen Access Strategy Award through a $1M gift. The award will be given to students who otherwise would not be able to attend university due to financial constraints. The Standard | McMaster (ON)