February 6, 2012

The gift of innovation: A former Avro engineer’s $30M donation to McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research wing


Owen Boris, as a young engineer, was a technically savvy worker who lost his job when the Avro program ended; he returned to Hamilton where he started installing television antennae for neighbours. From there he built a modern high-speed Internet, telephone and cable company that he sold in 2009 for an estimated $300 million…Mr. Boris was also frustrated by Canada’s often cumbersome health-care system. “He went to the Mayo Clinic and wondered why we can’t have something like a Mayo Clinic in Canada,” Dr. Kelton said.

National Post, by Adrian Humphreys,  02/03/2012

Additional coverage: Hamilton Spectator

Tags: Avro, Canada, Dr. Kelton, Hamilton, International, Owen Boris

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