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Development and Alumni Relations

Welcome to the Faculty of Science Development and Alumni Affairs Office. We were established in 2000 to support the Faculty in its mission to find solutions critical to economic and human development, including key questions in the environmental sciences, new materials and new technologies.

Our leadership role, however, comes with a tremendous responsibility. The Faculty of Science owes its existence to the society that created it, and ultimately, we owe it to the world to pursue our quest for excellence.

We are dedicated to building a powerful global community of people who will create the next generation of science and technological advancements while protecting the environment and strengthening society.

The Development and Alumni Affairs Office is also committed to ensuring that students, alumni, staff, patrons, corporations, foundations and friends are informed of current Faculty achievements and that the Faculty receives the funds necessary, through direct gifts and endowments, to support its important programs.

In the past eight years, we’ve helped many key Faculty of Science initiatives through the private funding we’ve raised. These include:

  • A substantial gift from Francesco Bellini for the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building, which helped leverage the construction of the $120-million McGill University Life Sciences Research Complex project;
  • Generous donations from alumnus Lorne Trottier, BEng'70, MEng'73, which led to the Lorne Trottier Chair is Astrophysics and Cosmology, Fellowships, and the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium;
  • the visionary leadership and support of Robert Wares, BSc'79, and his company, Osisko Mining Corp., who donated an equal amount of Osisko shares to create a $4.1-million endowment in support of the next generation of Canadian geologists;
  • numerous noteworthy gifts to the Dean’s Development Fund, which has supported important undergraduate student initiatives, and helped professors develop new and dynamic teaching methods.

Feel free to seyissa [dot] pinheiro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact us) anytime to discuss ways in which you can help the Faculty of Science change the world.