The Class of 1982 has raised over $10,000 for the Medical Students' Contingency Loan Fund. The donation comes with a challenge to other medical classes: try and beat us!
It's all good news for the dean of medicine,
Dr. Ian Bowmer. "This donation helps to put the Students' Contingency Fund at a break-even point and now we're challenging other medical classes to raise money for both the Contingency Fund and the Medical Research Foundation."
In preparation for the campaign to raise money for the Medical Research Foundation, Dr. Bowmer has written to all faculty members to ask for a donation to the foundation, and the response has been exceptional in the first month.
The Class of '82 raised money by canvassing classmates in honour of fellow classmate Dr. Marlayne Clarke, who passed away in 1994. The money is earmarked for the Medical Students' Contingency Loan Fund, which is used to provide assistance to medical students in financial need.
"With students now starting to pay back loans, combined with the donation from the Class of '82, the Contingency Fund is approaching a break-even point," said Dr. Bowmer. "It will allows us to start concentrating on the Research Foundation, where the critical issue is to provide matching funds from the university in order to access funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation."
Donations for this fundraising effort should be clearly marked for the Medical Research Foundation, Faculty of Medicine, and sent to:
Office of Alumni Affairs and Development