McMaster Hits a Home Run

I just returned from a fantastic announcement at McMaster that felt more like a pep rally/church revival than a staid academic affair. Minister Sophia Aggelonitis and MPP Ted McMeekin were on hand along with Colleges and Universities Minster John Milloy to announce a $45M committment by the province to complete the long awaited and much needed new humanities and social sciences building. Mac Chancellor “Red” Wilson, whose extraordinary $10M gift launched the campaign, gave an impassioned presentation on the power and importance of a liberal arts education in preparing the leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations are in order to the Province and to many McMaster students, faculty and board volunteers who contributed to the campaign. A special acknowledgement for leadership goes to new HCF Board member and Mac President Dr. Patrick Deane for his leadership in getting it done.