U of M Announces Research Chair, Renaming of Lecture Theatre

University of ManitobaUpdated: 11:09 a.m.

The University of Manitoba announced this morning the Renal Transplant Research Chair, which was created through $3-million in support by community donors and faculty.

The University also unveiled a plaque commemorating the late Frederic Gaspard, which received a donation from his wife Inge Gaspard. To honour the generous gift, Theatre A, a 360-seat lecture theatre on the U of M’s Bannatyne Campus, is being renamed as the Frederic Gaspard Theatre. Gaspard was president and CEO of Gaspard and Sons, a successful manufacturing company with a head office and factory in Winnipeg, plus branch offices in Toronto, Minneapolis, and two factories in Puerto Rico.

One million dollars towards the establishment of the Renal Transplant Research Chair was generously contributed by faculty members of the Department of Internal Medicine at the U of M.

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