uAlberta renames virology institute for $28-million gift

April 26, 2010

On Friday, the University of Alberta's virology laboratory was renamed the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology following a $28-million gift from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (Canada), the largest cash donation in uAlberta's history. Supported by a $52.5-million investment from the Alberta government, the institute aims to develop new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests to enhance human health worldwide and reduce the impact of viral infections on the global economy. The institute will also recruit top-level researchers to provide world-class learning opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in virology and related fields. Alberta News Release | uAlberta News | Edmonton Journal