DeGroote Gift

In December 2003, Michael G. DeGroote announced an historic gift of $105 million to McMaster University, intended to support health care research and education.  In tribute, the School of Medicine was renamed the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, the first Canadian medical school to bear the name of a benefactor.  Mr. DeGroote donated a further $50 million in May 2014 with a vision of developing innovation in health leadership, biomedical engineering, entrepreneurship and more.