Posted on May 26: Benefactors install memories in McMaster University wall
The stainless steel time capsule, to be opened in 2054, is filled with memorabilia that highlights Charles Juravinski's entrepreneurial business career, including an original photograph of him as a young man, as well as the tie he is wearing in the photo.
Juravinski's professional career began at a construction company and then went on to ownership of a series of businesses, including a gas station, a development company and Flamboro Downs racetrack.
"Charles Juravinski has learned much during his long life as an entrepreneur," said John Kelton, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences. "This time capsule will be like time-release medicine. It will do good for our descendents to learn his lessons when it is opened in 2054."
In September 2003, the Margaret and Charles Juravinski made a generous donation of $1 million towards the research centre. The centre will house McMaster University educators who are on the forefront of research on new ways to teach health science professionals.
For Margaret and Charles Juravinski, supporting the centre is one way to give back to the community they love.
"Margaret and I are delighted that we are able to show our support for the centre's ground breaking research that will help the University better educate our future generations of health care professionals," said Charles Juravinski. "We want to lead by example and would urge anyone who is able and is considering giving, to do so. It is a remarkably rewarding experience."
The Margaret & Charles Juravinski Education, Research & Development Centre will bring together - in one location - faculty and staff from four programs:
- Program for Education Research and Development: develops new methods for teaching and evaluating health sciences students,
- Program for Faculty Development: provides resources and training for faculty members who want to upgrade their teaching, leadership and curriculum development skills,
- Continuing Health Sciences Education: provides professional development programs for health sciences professionals,
- Learning Resources: creates the clinical problems or cases used to teach health sciences students. These cases form the core of problem-based learning (PBL), the approach to training health care students developed by McMaster more than three decades ago.
McMaster's President and Vice-Chancellor Peter George praised Margaret and Charles Juravinski for their generosity and continuing support of health care initiatives in the Hamilton community, saying the extraordinary gift will help McMaster build a dynamic future and inspire innovations in the way health care professionals are taught.
Photo caption: Hamilton philanthropists Margaret and Charles Juravinski install a time capsule at the new Margaret & Charles Juravinski Education, Research & Development Centre, located in the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery. Photo credit: Chantall Van Raay