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Ronald V. Joyce (1930-2019)

Ronald Vaughan Joyce died peacefully at his home by the water on January 31, 2019. To witness his life is to witness the power and the grace of a ship at full throttle. He was a mentor and a pioneer. He was a father and a grandfather. He was a self-made man. And Ron was selfless in his philanthropy. The wake he leaves will be felt for generations. Ron was born by the water in Tatamagouche, N.S....

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Proud to be a Pillar of the Community

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation recently revealed its Pillars of the Community installation in the healing gardens on the Burlington hospital grounds. The walkway that winds through the series of pillars is an ideal spot for patients, families and staff to enjoy the outdoors and process their experiences in the hospital. Towering above the path, at various heights depending on the donation, the...

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Mohawk College Opens the Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation (JCPI)

The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation (JCPI) at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, opened its doors to students in Fall 2018, creating space for over 1,000 students in engineering, technology and sustainability. When the Board of The Joyce Family Foundation decided to support the proposed new building at Mohawk, its sights were set on creating more capacity for students to benefit...

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Bishop’s University confers Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, on Ron Joyce

Ron Joyce was honoured to accept the Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, from Bishop’s University, in May 2018. Not having had the benefit of a higher education himself, Ron Joyce devotes much of his philanthropic work to supporting students gain access to post-secondary education. Bishop’s University is highly-regarded and widely recognized for its longstanding tradition of liberal arts...

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The Joyce Centre for Healthcare Innovation, McMaster Children’s Hospital

Patient safety is of critical importance to any hospital, and at McMaster Children’s hospital, a new Centre brings together administrative and data analytic support to accelerate efforts in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and patient care. At the ribbon-cutting and tour of The Joyce Centre for Healthcare Innovation at McMaster Children’s hospital, we learned about how this dedicated...

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A Great Trail for a Great Country

   To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Trans Canada Trail Foundation redoubled its efforts to bring to completion the longest and grandest trail in the world. The Great Trail, as it is also called, connects Canadians from coast to coast to coast, linking 15,000 communities along 24,000 km of Canada’s most scenic and beautiful landscapes. The vision of the trail as a one-of-a-kind...

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