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Victoria University 2016 Chancellor’s lecture

International philanthropists John and Marcy McCall MacBain will deliver Victoria University’s 2016 Chancellor’s lecture on Thursday 10 March.

The couple will share stories and insights about establishing the well-known McCall MacBain Foundation which supports education projects around the world.

As founders and directors of the McCall MacBain Foundation, they are committed to improving the welfare of humanity through focussed grants in education, health and the environment.

The McCall MacBain Foundation’s 2013 gift of $120 million to the Rhodes Trust is the still the largest single donation made to the Trust – the world’s oldest scholarship – since Cecil Rhodes founded it in 1903.

It has also supported the Mandela Rhodes scholarships and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Mr McCall MacBain was the founder, president and chief executive officer of Trader Classified Media, the world’s leading classified advertising company.

When he sold the company in 2006, the proceeds were used to establish the McCall MacBain Foundation and its investment arm, Pamoja Capital.

Dr Marcy McCall MacBain has worked extensively to improve quality and provision of health care and education in several regions including rural Liberia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

In addition to her role at the Foundation, she is a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford where she conducts research in complementary and primary care health sciences. 

Media are invited to attend. 

What: 2016 Chancellor’s Lecture with John and Marcy McCall MacBain
When: Thursday 10 March, 5.45pm for 6pm start.
Where: Victoria University, City Flinders campus, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

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