Chafik Hamad establishes RAFAH bursary to honour his mother’s memory by helping students who face systemic barriers
McGill celebrated its bicentennial in 2021, and as the university community began looking toward the next hundred years, it launched the Third Century Challenge Fund. Created by Chancellor Emeritus Michael Meighen, it encourages others to give by matching funds. Forty-eight new scholarships and bursaries have been created since the launch of the fund in 2019, and Chafik Hamad (MBA’15) is one of the donors who took up the call. In his mother’s memory, Hamad set up the RAFAH Bursary, which helps students who face systemic barriers to post-secondary education, including refugees and displaced people.