Wilson College of Leadership and Civic Engagement
A $50M investment in a new generation of leaders
The Wilson College of Leadership and Civic Engagement will be home to Canada’s only Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and minor in Leadership and Civic Studies.
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Through mentorship, guidance, problem-based learning sessions, participation in community projects and financial support, Wilson Leaders learn the foundational skills to help them become leaders in solving complex problems within Canadian communities.
In photos: A celebration of a transformational $50M investment in Canada’s future leaders Read story
As L.R. “Red” Wilson looked out on the crowd gathered in the concert hall of L.R. Wilson Hall — a building bearing his own name — he thanked his wife, children and grandchildren for being there.
The Globe and Mail: Former telecom executive donates $50-million to McMaster to create a leadership centre Read story
Read more about the Wilson College of Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Globe and Mail.
The Hamilton Spectator: Red Wilson’s $50-million gift creates leadership college at McMaster Read story
Wilson College of Leadership and Civic Engagement, a program at McMaster dedicated to learning about leadership in all its facets, is launching thanks to a $50-million donation from philanthropist Lynton (Red) Wilson, that McMaster officials say is the largest single gift to liberal arts education ever in Canada.
A former McMaster University executive, who spent 50 years in public service and private industry, is set to gift the institution $50 million for a leadership and civic engagement college.
The Niagara Independent: Port Colborne native gives largest single gift to the liberal arts in Canadian history Read story
McMaster University is launching Canada’s most comprehensive leadership college with a $50-million gift from Chancellor Emeritus Lynton “Red” Wilson and the Wilson Foundation.