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Former Niagara Falls Man Making History

Photo credit: McGill University

Feb 13, 2019

By: Marie Cassidy

It's being called the single-largest donation in Canadian history.  John McCall MacBain is well-known in Niagara Falls and even has a community centre named after him on McLeod Road.

He and his wife Marcy, are donating $200-million to start up a scholarship program at McGill University, to honour the school's bicentennial.

Funds will go to up to 75 students each year through the scholarship, to cover tuition to pursue a master's or professional degree.  On top of that, these scholars will also benefit from immersive learning, mentorships and internships, at a level that didn't exist before the scholarship.

Applications for the new McCall MacBain scholarship open in 2020.