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McMaster research gift to help improve at-risk seniors’ lives

Former McMaster University Chancellor Suzanne Lebarge. McMaster University

McMaster University is getting $5 million for research on improving the lives of at-risk seniors and the institution didn’t have to go far for the gift.

It comes from Suzanne Lebarge, a former McMaster chancellor and an alumna. The Order of Canada recipient and former RBC executive holds a McMaster economics degree and a Harvard MBA.

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The gift from Lebarge will support the creation of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Dixon Hall, an established multi-service agency located in downtown Toronto.

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They will collaborate to enhance research with, and services for, older people living in Toronto who are facing housing insecurity, barriers to transportation, and transitions in care, such as hospital-to-home and end-of-life.

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