Very exciting news for the College of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences – today Ernest and Evelyn Rady have donated the largest gift ever received by the University of Manitoba to date. The gift was announced in the morning at the College of Medicine’s 2016 Convocation.
“It is my distinct pleasure to announce today that Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Evelyn Rady are gifting to the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Health Sciences, which includes the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Rehabilitation Sciences, $30 million in support of students, research, and places and spaces,” Vice-President (External) John Kearsey told the crowd.
Robert Schmidt, outgoing MMSA Senior Stick, had the privilege of presenting Dr. Rady with a replica Senior Stick staff, while the incoming Senior Sticks of 5 FHS Colleges presented him with a commemorative lab coat (pictured).
In recognition of this incredible gift, the University of Manitoba has renamed both its Faculty of Health Sciences and the College of Medicine to the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and the Max Rady College of Medicine, respectively. This serves to honour the memory of Rose Rady and Dr. Maxwell Rady (a local MB grad of the 1920’s!), Dr. Ernest Rady’s parents.