Funded Chairs are in many ways the backbone of McGill. They are what allow the University to recruit and retain the world-class professors and researchers that make it a great University. And now, thanks to very generous gifts from an eminent Quebec businessman and his family, and from one of Canada’s great pediatric institutions, the University is adding two more, both in the Faculty of Medicine, to its impressive ranks.
The first of these Chairs, the Yosh Taguchi Chair in Urology, was made possible by the generosity of Montreal businessman and philanthropist Lucien Rémillard and his family. Named for Dr. Yosh Taguchi, a celebrated urologic surgeon, teacher and researcher with more than four decades of service to the Faculty of Medicine, the new Chair will focus on cancer-related urological research, strengthening McGill’s outstanding reputation in the field. Read more >>
Meanwhile, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a name synonymous with children’s health care, are behind the Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research – the very first funded Chair in the 22-hospital international Shriners system. Established at McGill and based at the Shriners Hospital, the $3-million Chair honours Dr. Francis Glorieux, who four decades ago was at the heart of the initiative that united McGill with the hospital, a relationship that continues to enable breakthroughs in medical research and raise the international profile of both institutions. Read more >>