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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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Wilson Leadership Scholar Award recipients reflect on program’s lasting impact Read story

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.

L.R. "Red" Wilson: A champion of McMaster University View timeline

For more than six decades, L.R. “Red” Wilson has been a champion of McMaster University. View a timeline of his many contributions.

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.

Global News: $50-million gift to create ‘leadership’ college at McMaster University Read story

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.