Successful Past Campaigns


The Royal Care Campaign (2004-2006) was our largest undertaking to date ~ to raise $15 million for the advancement of medical excellence at Royal University Hospital. Funds raised during the Royal Care Campaign were invested in three key pillars of research, education and patient care.


Pillar 1 Research: $7.5 million for hospital-based research including $500,000 for research employing the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron.

Pillar 2 Training: $1.5 million including $500,000 for physician specialist education and $1 million for staff education.

Pillar 3 Patient Care: $6.25 million for equipment and facilities that enhance day-to-day patient care including $4.5 million for the upgrade and renovation of Critical Care services (Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit and Operating Rooms) and $1.25 million for new technology.

The investment of Royal Care continues to pay dividends in terms of scholarships and fellowships, dedicated research time, hospital upgrades and renovations, new technology and equipment for the care and comfort of patients at RUH. The legacy is a thriving hospital environment that is attractive to medical professionals who choose to live and work in our community.

A Royal Show of Support

The Campaign Co-Chairs, with the assistance of Honourary Chair Sylvia Fedoruk, launched the Royal Care Campaign in October 2004 with the announcement of a $1.5 million lead donation by Cameco Corporation for creation of the Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Medicine, the first of its kind in Canada. Another leading corporate supporter, PotashCorp, joined the campaign with its “Growing Dreams” program of matching donations up to $1.5 million.

Pictured in 2004: Royal Campaign Co-Chairs (left to right) Doug Hodson, Partner, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP; Jerry Grandey, CEO, Cameco Corporation; Tim Gitzel, Executive Vice President, Mining Business Unit, AREVA. Our thanks for the outstanding leadership of these businessmen and community champions.

Stories of Royal Care

Dr. José Tellez-Zenteno was awarded a professorship for research into epilepsy.

Dr. Michael Kelly received fellowship funding to specialize in the treatment of brain aneurysms.

Cindy Thiel, Neonatal Transport Nurse, received scholarship funding to advance her skills. 





At RUH Foundation, we create excellence in health care by raising funds that anticipate and respond to needs for innovative research, education and patient care at Royal University Hospital.

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