McMaster announces plans to resell Dundas property

McMaster University has announced that it is planning to resell a Dundas property bought in January 2021. 175-year-old property was the childhood home of Sir William Osler, a renowned physician from the late 1800s who McMaster notes held racist views. McMaster originally planned to preserve the property and use it as a “living museum” to lodge visiting faculty, researchers, and distinguished visitors or host small conferences and meetings. However, after the purchase, questions around Osler’s views and statements arose and the faculty’s EDI and Indigenous reconciliation committee began conversations about how to move forward. “These discussions influenced McMaster’s decision not to pursue its original plan,” said McMaster Dean and VP of the Faculty of Health Sciences Paul O’Byrne. The Spec| McMaster Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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