Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick receives half a million dollar donation from PotashCorp
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick today received a $500,000 donation from PotashCorp New Brunswick as part of Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Dalhousie.
On April 2nd, Stewart Brown, general manager for PotashCorp New Brunswick presented a donation of a half million dollars to Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick's $15 million Medical Research Campaign.
The $500,000 donation will be used to attract and support a research chair in occupational medicine. The New Brunswick-based Chair will boost Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick's research program and the province's health research capacity.
The research chair in occupational medicine will promote training, research, and development in workplace risk management and occupational medicine. Emphasis will be on workplace health and safety, and accident prevention. The chair will provide knowledge and advice for employers and physicians across New Brunswick.
Today's gift is an example of PotashCorp commitment to New Brunswick and its employees.
"At PotashCorp, we know that quality of life in our local communities depends on access to quality healthcare. We hope that this investment helps to provide better care across southern New Brunswick and supports our province's efforts to retain more young physicians going forward." -- Mr. Stewart Brown, general manager, PotashCorp New Brunswick
"We have an opportunity to make New Brunswick a centre of excellence in occupational health research and education. Private sector investment, like the one today from PotashCorp, helps support our entire research program. Our goal is to build stronger health research capacity across Dalhousie Medical School's Maritime community." -- Dr. Tom Marrie, dean, Dalhousie Medical School
"Today we are welcoming Sussex-based PotashCorp New Brunswick as a partner in improving healthcare in our province. Education and research are the tools we need to achieve our common goal; education is for today and research is for tomorrow!" -- Dr. Steeves, associate dean of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
PotashCorp New Brunswick presents cheque for $500,000 to Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick