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Your impact

"My late husband, Howard, felt the need for more research in the area of mental health for seniors, in particular Alzheimer’s disease. I give to the Faculty of Medicine so his legacy will continue and to encourage medical researchers to explore this area. He was very passionate about it and he instilled that passion in me." 

- Ms. Shirley Strong (B.Comm., M.E.R.), campaign volunteer and Faculty of Medicine supporter

You play an important role in the Faculty of Medicine and health care by giving your time, knowledge and skills. We are very grateful for your contributions. 

Giving to your faculty is another meaningful way to show that you believe in our students, our researchers and the work that we do here. Whether it’s a one-time donation or regular donations through payroll deduction, your participation, big or small, is what matters most.

When you give to the Faculty of Medicine, you can direct your donation to one of the three priority areas. They are

  • Student support
  • Simulation and educational technology
  • Research

Here's how your colleagues are having an impact:

Investing in tomorrow’s
health-care leaders

Ensuring patient safety through simulation and educational technology

Research that makes a difference

This campaign is bringing much needed support in the form of scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Spouses Drs. Chris Patey and Daneile O’Dea, MD graduates from 2000, both travelled to Sweden to practise while they were students. But it was Dr. Patey’s experience in South Africa that set the stage for his future career and for giving back.

Paying forward what you can’t learn in a classroom.

Dr. Peter Collingwood sees his gift to students as, not just as an opportunity for them, but an inspiration for him. He and his wife, Deborah Collingwood, want students to feel supported and that means more than just a scholarship. 

The recipients feel the same.


Technology is progressing at an exponential rate. You can ensure that we keep ahead of the curve, using advanced teaching methods.

Wes Drodge helped manage the build of not only the new Medical Education Centre but also the Health Sciences Centre. His gift to this campaign has created an award that will assist students who are conducting research using medical simulation.  

More about this gift to simulation.
Medical researchers are are asking questions and finding answers to improve the health of our communities. 

Patti Bryant works in the Health Sciences Library and has been recognized with the President’s Award for Exceptional Community Service. Through her role with Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador, this campaign has created an award to encourage more research in the treatment, care or cure of this disease. Dr. Matthew Parsons was the first recipient of this award and has already seen some results that may one day reduce the number of epileptic seizures.

Read more about Patti's impact here.


If you would like to help make a difference, you can give online or by mail.

  • Online: Log onto and go to "Employee Services" to find the "Faculty and Staff Giving" donation form. You can also make a gift directly through the Alumni Affairs and Development website.
  • Mail: Print and complete a pledge form. You can download the form here.

Questions about faculty and staff giving?

If you would like to speak directly to someone about faculty and staff giving at the Faculty of Medicine, please call Jillian Gibson at (709) 864-2163 or e-mail

Your donation is tax deductible. CHARITABLE REGISTRATION NUMBER: 10769 0273 RR0001

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