UofT receives $10M donation to support COVID-19 response efforts

April 23, 2020

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine has received a $10M gift from the Temerty Foundation to support Toronto’s hospital and health-science network during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applied to the Dean’s COVID-19 Priority fund, the gift will support efforts like the expansion of U of T’s containment level 3 facility, providing isolation housing for U of T Medicine residents, and finding innovative ways to reuse PPE. “We are deeply grateful to the Temerty Foundation for their outstanding leadership in responding to this unprecedented global crisis,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “Receiving a gift of this magnitude so early in the crisis has helped us meet the urgent needs of our region’s front-line clinicians and medical trainees, and will continue to provide vital support to researchers in defeating the COVID-19 pandemic.” U of T (ON)