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You Can Support Research and Education

Please consider supporting the success of the department.  A few areas of need include:

  • Resident Research -funds will help residents pay for resources, i.e. statistician or travel to conferences to present research, submission costs for journals, etc.
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Simulation -education of residents and medical students are becoming dependent on educational simulation equipment and support for faculty to attend conferences directed at this learning.

To reach our donation page, click here.

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Establish a lasting legacy by endowing a new Chair or Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Endowed Chairs and Professorships allow the Faculty of Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology to recognize distinguished academic achievement and develop new research initiatives by recruiting and retaining scholars working in areas important to the Department.

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Endow the Chair:
Dr. F.L. Johnson Chair in Women's Reproductive Health

The academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, has been in existence since the Faculty of Health Sciences was established in 1969. Dr. F.L. Johnson was the founding Chair of the Department in 1968, and was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Civic Hospitals from 1958-1972. Dr. Johnson built a new academic department by recruiting and helping to train many residents and many faculty who have gone on to practice around the world.

Upon Dr. Johnson’s retirement, he was appointed as a Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, and in his honour, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology created the F.L. Johnson Trust Fund. Dr. Johnson died on July 15, 2003. The Department would like to honour his career and name by expanding the current F.L. Johnson Fund to establish the new Endowed Chair in Women’s Reproductive Health.

Expanding research contributions by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been an objective of the Department. Research funding has increased over the past few years; however, in order to build upon this, the establishment of a research chair is crucial. 

The goal is to create a position which will serve to take the Department one step further towards the goal of becoming an international leader in the research of women’s reproductive health.

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Establish and name a scholarship or bursary

A minimum gift of $20,000 will establish a named endowed award for students who demonstrate financial need.  At a payout of 4% per year, this would allow $800 to be awarded annually to a student(s) in perpetuity. The amount would increase over time as the fund grows from additional interest, or when additional amounts are contributed to the endowment.

McMaster will prepare an update on your endowment on an annual basis and send out a fund statement which details donations to the fund, interest earned, amount disbursed and the amount of the award presented to the student recipients. Endowing an award will ensure that the funds exist in perpetuity, and will give you a lasting legacy at McMaster.

In recognition of your generous support, McMaster University would be pleased to include you in the President’s Club.  President’s Club members receive semi-annual letters from McMaster’s President and are invited to an annual recognition event.

Our student recipients are encouraged to send thank you notes to the donors of these awards.  An invitation may be extended to meet the award recipients upon their agreement and availability. In addition your award will be listed in the undergraduate calendar, as well as on the McMaster website.

Contact Janice St-Denis to find out about designating Obstetrics and Gynecology endowments for your gift to McMaster.

Janice St-Denis
Associate Director, Development
Faculty of Health Sciences
Phone: 905.525.9140 x22678


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