UCalgary receives $50M gift to support new cancer centre


The University of Calgary has received a $50M gift from the Arthur JE Child Foundation to support a new cancer centre. The funds will support a new facility that will accelerate research innovations and provide cancer care and treatment. UCalgary states that the The Arthur JE Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre will be the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Canada. The centre is anticipated to open in 2024 and will include 160 inpatient beds and advanced diagnostics tools. “This transformational gift to OWN.CANCER will accelerate our learning health model for the cancer centre — one in which researchers work side by side with care teams to dramatically improve outcomes for patients and families,” said UCalgary President Ed McCauley.