McGill receives $15-million gift commitment from agri-food entrepreneur Marc Bieler

MONTREALEMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020 AT 7:00 AM EASTERN TIME

Landmark philanthropic investment will build resources for McGill’s School of Environment to tackle critical environmental and social issues

MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ –¬†As a man whose career as a successful agri-food entrepreneur has spanned sectors as diverse as cattle breeding, apple growing, maple syrup production and French vineyards, and who almost single-handedly built Quebec’s cranberry industry into one of the largest and most highly regarded in the world, Marc Bieler, DipAgr’58, BA’64, has always had a profound attachment to the land and a deep respect for the natural environment.

Now, he aims to help advance environmental research and scholarship for the entire planet through a landmark $15-million gift to McGill University to build interdisciplinary teaching, research and experiential learning capacity at the McGill School of Environment.

The gift is comprised of an

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