Northern Contractor Donates Health Research Funds

Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 13:49



One of Canada’s largest mining contractors has donated $250,000 to the Royal University Hospital’s Royal Care Campaign.


The gift from Mudjatik Thyssen Mining Joint Venture will be used to support a clinical research professorship in neuroscience at the Saskatoon hospital.


To date, $6 million has been donated to the cause, representing 40 per cent of the $15 million goal.


Thyssen Mining is partnered with Mudjatik Enterprises, a joint venture of Saskatchewan First Nations and northern communities operating at McArthur River, Rabbit Lake and Cigar Lake.


Last year, Cameco Corporation donated $1.5 million for the creation of the Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Medicine at RUH.