$13 million donation set to fund new Institute for Indigenous Research and Knowledge – The McGill Tribune

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2021324 Views

December 7, 2021

McGill announced on Nov. 27 that Gerald Rimer, BCom ’56, and his three sons, Daniel, David, and Neil Rimer, made a $13-million donation to the university that will go toward renovating the Leacock building and creating a new Institute for Indigenous Research and Knowledge (IIRK). This is not the family’s first donation to the university; in 2012, Gerald Rimer established the Judie Rimer Entrance Scholarship and, in 2017, he contributed to the renovations of the Armstrong Building.

The Stephen Leacock building was built in 1965, and while there are ongoing structural renovations for improved water drainage and facade improvements, little else has changed since its original construction. Ten million dollars of the most recent donation will be dedicated to Leacock’s renovations, including the addition of central areas with more natural light and improved building accessibility. This portion of the donation does not cover all the costs of the renovations, so McGill will continue to seek additional funds for completing the project. According to Frédérique Mazerolle, a McGill media relations officer, the building’s planned upgrades will be completed by 2027.

Read More: https://www.mcgilltribune.com/news/13-million-donation-set-to-fund-leacock-building-renovations-and-new-institute-for-indigenous-research-and-knowledges-02122021/

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