UBC receives $24M gift to support healthy aging

March 8, 2018

The University of British Columbia has received a $24M donation to its Faculty of Medicine that will expand research in support of healthy aging. The donation comes from UBC alumnus Edwin SH Leong, and marks the largest gift that UBC’s medical school has ever received from an individual. “This visionary donation will enable UBC to create a centre of excellence in healthy aging, where leading researchers from across disciplines can devise innovative strategies for extending longevity and improving quality of life,” said Dermot Kelleher, dean of the faculty of medicine at UBC. UBC