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Why You Matter

Your support can make a difference.


Dr. Sheila Singh, Pediatric Neurosurgeon 

“Independent donations are inspiring because donors will typically only fund ideas that they believe in. This type of support liberates researchers and allows us to explore high-risk, high-reward projects. Often, the funding garnered from individual supporters results in groundbreaking discovery instead of incremental change. I personally use a lot of the donations that I receive to support student development so that the impact of the donor’s support is felt far into the future.”

 Dr. Andrew Giles, Year-4 General Surgery ResidentGiles

“Thanks to the financial support provided by the Juravinski Surgical Fellowship Award, I was able to spend a year in Boston completing a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This enabled me to work with leaders in the rising field of Global Surgery and establish the foundations for my future work in this area. Furthermore, I have already seen the research skills I have gained advance not only my research, but also that of my co-residents here at McMaster.” 

KamedaDr. Michelle Kameda, Year-3 Neurosurgery Resident

“The Clinician Investigator Program provides an opportunity for resident physicians to enrich their professional development. The philanthropic donation of the Boris Family will support my PhD studies for the full four years, providing me with an amazing opportunity that would have otherwise not been financially feasible. I’m making the most of my time with the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, and feel confident that I will graduate with the skills necessary to become a successful Neurosurgeon Scientist.”

Dr. Kesava Reddy, Neurosurgery ProfessorKeddy

“To provide state-of-the-art patient care, surgical practice needs to be supplemented with strong education and research initiatives. It is difficult to achieve this without the philanthropy and altruism of our generous supporters. I have been fortunate to be associated with some remarkable individuals who are willing to help us achieve our objectives. Most of them do it anonymously — content solely with the knowledge that they have helped us help others. These individuals and organizations have my
sincerest gratitude.”


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