NOSM U renames centre after donor’s brother in recognition of $10M gift


NOSM University has renamed one of its centres the “Dr Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity” in recognition of a $10M gift from the Temerty Foundation. $3M of the gift will be used for the Centre, while the remainder of the funds will go toward the university’s Student Endowment Fund to support undergraduate medical students. “The impact NOSM University is making to address the health-care inequities in remote, rural Indigenous and Francophone communities is momentous and much needed,” said Louise Temerty, whose brother Gilles Arcand practiced medicine in Northern Qu├ębec. “We are pleased to support them in their quest, and I know my brother Gilles would be very proud.”