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Medical education expands to UTM

$12 million donation largest in campus' history

A $12 million donation to the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus will be used to expand medical education. The Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, named after the retired lawyer who made the donation, will feature an academy of medicine that will enroll 53 medical students a year beginning in 2015. Donnelly’s donation is the largest in UTM history, and was preceded by $10 million from local businessman Carlo Fidani last spring. Fidani, whose donation was also for the medical complex, had publicly challenged others to give an equally large gift. “I think our health care system is among the best in the world, but it has to be delivered to the average person, hopefully in their local neighbourhood or community,” Donnelly said in the Toronto Star. “I believe this is an addition to the university that we need – a new training centre for doctors.”

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