Note: All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000!
Carleton’s Biology Department has recently initiated an annual lecture series in honour of plant scientist, Dr. Margaret McCully, who was an extraordinary teacher and faculty member in our Department for close to 35 years. Margaret is internationally recognized for her pioneering work in microscopy and root biology.
The McCully Lecture theme, ‘From the Lab to the Field, represents a unique opportunity to connect students with leading edge researchers who are tackling real-world problems in agriculture and food security. Students are exposed to inspiring role models that bring material taught in the classroom to life.
We are asking alumni and friends of the University to join us in making this annual event possible for years to come.
The annual McCully Lecture has been a tremendous success over the past four years, connecting students with cutting edge researchers working toward sustainable agriculture. By endowing this lecture series we ensure that future students will continue to have the same opportunity to learn from experienced researchers in this field.
The average cost of hosting a guest speaker for the day is $1000. With your help, we aim to raise $12,500 to endow the fund and have it matched to $25K so that the fund would pay out $1000 per year. This amount would cover most, if not all, of the cost of hosting this event.
This lecture series provides students with a unique opportunity to engage with scientists who are tackling real-world problems in agriculture and food security. Whether it be a single event or an overall experience while at Carleton, opportunities like the McCully Lecture fuel the imagination and produce graduates who are better prepared for the future.